Category «Epilepsy»

Top 9 Complications of Epilepsy

Epilepsy: The Dangers of Seizures and More Epilepsy is a disorder of the central nervous system in which normal brain cell activity becomes disrupted, leading to seizures. In addition to seizures that can result in the loss of consciousness or awareness, epilepsy increases the risk of several additional complications. Here’s what epilepsy patients, family members, …

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 …

Music Therapy May Help Prevent Seizures In People With Epilepsy

Music therapy could assist people suffering from epilepsy, according to a new study. Investigators found the frequency of seizures was reduced when music therapy was utilized. Ohio State University researchers found that the brains of people who suffer from epilepsy process music in a different fashion than those who do not experience the condition. Temporal …

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 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. …