SPORTS

Q.53. Are there any restriction to take part in sports ?

Ans: Epilepsy perse is not a contra indication to take part in sports activities. Sports like foot ball, cricket, tennis etc can be easily participated. Adventurous sports like motor rally, mountain climbing should be avoided, that too for a period of two years seizure free duration.

Q.54. Can a child with epilepsy participate in gym class and field trips?

Ans: If a person is free from seizures he/she and is on antiepileptic drugs, most of the sports and leisure activities can be undertaken. The problem arises when the seizures are frequent and poorly controlled. For them any type of activities, which may endanger their life due to an accident resulting from a seizure, should be avoided.