Category «Epilepsy»

7 Ways to Make Your Home Safe for Epilepsy

Taking safety precautions with even basic household activities is an essential part of the treatment of epilepsy. Follow these simple steps to up your safety quotient.   Making dinner, changing light bulbs, and mowing the lawn are common household tasks, but for a person with epilepsy, they all have the potential to be dangerous activities. …

Understanding the Causes of Sudden Death in Epilepsy

What is sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP)? Currently, the accepted definition of SUDEP is the sudden unexpected witnessed or unwitnessed, non-traumatic and non-drowning death in people with epilepsy, with or without evidence of a seizure. It doesn’t necessarily have to be in the known context of a seizure, excluding documented status epilepticus, where people …

Top 4 Medication Errors in Epilepsy Treatment

At present, many people suffer from epilepsy throughout the world. And it was impossible to heal this die-hard disease in the past since a limited understanding of epilepsy and poor medical equipment quality. However, modern clinical trials show that epilepsy can be cured. Unfortunately, several medication errors still exist in epilepsy treatment. Error One: Do …

10 Things I Wish I Knew Before My Epilepsy Diagnosis

We are two days away from kicking off Purple Day 2015! Recognizing survivors, supporting those currently battling epilepsy, remembering loved ones we’ve lost all around the world and educating everyone about this condition that over 65 million face right now. I am going to share what I have learned since being diagnosed with epilepsy in December of 2008. I’d never faced any sort of health …

Top 3 Benefits of Cannabis for Epilepsy

Epilepsy refers to a group of conditions characterised by recurrent seizures, which may be convulsive or non-convulsive. Cannabis and cannabis-based therapies have been shown to have beneficial effects on several types of epilepsy, through a variety of biological mechanisms. Anticonvulsant Around 60% of all epileptic seizures are convulsive, which means that they are characterised by …

Top Five Ways to Raise Epilepsy Awareness

It’s November, and although we talk about Epilepsy throughout the year here at Lauren’s Hope, we like to make a special point to raise some extra awareness this time of year, as November is Epilepsy Awareness Month. Want to join in? 5. Go Purple! In addition to wearing (of course) a fabulous purple medical ID …

Top 10 Home Remedies For Epilepsy

Epilepsy is a specific type of neurological disorder in which the affected person suffers from repeated seizures or fits that comes without warning. Seizures occurs because the neurons of the brain suddenly behaves erratically and send incorrect signals in a speed higher than the normal, which results in dysfunctions like sudden burst of jerking movements. …

Music Therapy Might Help People With Epilepsy

SUNDAY, Aug. 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Music therapy might someday help people with epilepsy, a new study suggests. About 80 percent of epilepsy patients have temporal lobe epilepsy, in which seizures originate in the temporal lobe of the brain. Music is processed in the auditory cortex, located in the same region of the brain, …

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