SUDEP Action Month is about raising awareness and encouraging action for SUDEP which is in important concern for people with epilepsy, which stands for sudden unexpected death in epilepsy.
There are approximately 50 million people in the world who have epilepsy, and they need to be protected from sudden and premature deaths. It is important that everyone with epilepsy knows about SUDEP, so discuss the risks with your doctor.
SUDEP occurs most commonly as immediately after having a seizure. It is not known exactly why this occurs, however it could be caused by a blockage in a person’s airway as a result of a seizure, cardiac arrest, or combination of the two.
To get more information on SUDEP, you can visit the Centres for Disease control and Prevention here: https://www.cdc.gov/epilepsy/about/sudep/index.htm