Category «Epilepsy»

Bracelets and Devices for Epilepsy

Overview You never know when the next seizure will strike if you have epilepsy. You could lose consciousness while swimming, or driving a car. The fear of these typically unpredictable episodes can shadow every part of your life—from work to social activities. Epileptic auras sometimes occur for some, but detecting a seizure before it occurs …

10 Things you should know about Epilepsy

Epilepsy is a chronic neurological condition that causes recurrent seizures. Seizures can be a devastating, life challenging condition, however there are many misconceptions about epilepsy. here are 10 things you should know about epilepsy. 1. Seizures are more than just physical Many people think of seizures as just convulsions. Epileptic patients also have symptoms of sensory …

Epilepsy : 10 Things Patients & Family Members Should Know 2

5.Women with epilepsy face unique issues.  Female hormones can affect seizure patterns.  Women with epilepsy are at higher risk for certain reproductive problems.  Some epilepsy drugs can… o interfere with birth control pills o increase the risk of birth defects o weaken bones  Women are more likely to have psychogenic seizures …

Epilepsy : 10 Things Patients & Family Members Should Know 1

1. Seizure Disorder = Epilepsy (but not all seizures are epilepsy) Epilepsy is a brain condition that causes seizures. Some doctors might use the term “seizure disorder” instead of epilepsy. A seizure is a brief change in how you act, feel, or move. When a seizure happens, you can’t control these changes in your body. …

5 Things You Should Know About Epilepsy

Actress Skye McCole Bartusiak, best known for her role as Mel Gibson’s daughter in the 2000 film The Patriot, was found dead in Houston on Saturday at age 21. Investigators haven’t determined a cause of death, but her mother Helen McCole Bartusiak told CNN that her daughter suffered from epileptic seizures recently. Bartusiak said Skye had …

7 things to know about epilepsy Causes

Marshall Christensen holds his daughter Jessica, who has a severe form of epilepsy known as Dravet Syndrome. Story highlights Epilepsy is a general term for several diagnoses that involve recurring seizures There is no identifiable cause of epilepsy in 50% of cases Epilepsy symptoms vary from a blank stare to repeated twitching of arms and …