15 Fascinating Facts About Epilepsy

Epilepsy, also known as seizure disorder, is a serious condition in which a person experiences a sudden surge of electrical activity in the brain, affecting how they act or feel. There are many portrayals of this disorder in television (all of which are wholly inaccurate and for plot reasons only). Being personally afflicted with the …

Top 10 Things NOT to Say to a Fibromyalgia Patient

Fibromyalgia awareness has come a long way. But that doesn’t stop people from making insensitive comments. There’s still a lot of misinformation and misunderstanding about this painful illness. Patient Expert Karen Lee Richards gives 10 examples of things NOT to say to a fibromyalgia patient. We all get more aches and pains as we get older. …

Top 10 Asanas to Combat Fibromyalgia Symptoms For Women

A medical disorder common, especially among women aged 20 to 50. Individuals affected by the disease experience long-term, widespread pain and tenderness in the joints, muscles, tendons and other soft tissues- that’s Fibromyalgia. Three to five percent of the population suffers with this condition with over 80% being women. With regular yoga practice, pain was …

Best Fibromyalgia Apps of 2015

Fibromyalgia is characterized by chronic pain and fatigue. The National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases estimates that five million U.S. adults have this disorder, and most are women. As if the unpredictable bouts of pain aren’t bad enough, fibromyalgia poses a host of other challenges. It can be difficult to treat since …

How to Deal with Epilepsy

Note: Do consult a specialist for proper diagnosis and treatment of this condition. Epilepsy is a neurological disorder that causes repeated seizures or fits. Seizure episodes can last for very brief periods to long periods. The seizures occur due to bursts of electrical activity in the brain that are not normal. Experts do not yet …

Top 10 Less Known Facts About Epilepsy

Few people are familiar with details regarding the serious condition referred to epilepsy or seizure disorder other than the things depicted in Hollywood movies. Sadly, an actual epilepsy related seizure has very few aspects in common with what you see on TV, because the motion pictures only present a glamorous version aimed to sensitize the …

List of Anti-Epileptic Drugs

Anti-epileptic drugs (AEDs) are the main form of treatment for people with epilepsy. And up to 70% (7 in 10) people with epilepsy could have their seizures completely controlled with AEDs. There are around 26 AEDs used to treat seizures, and different AEDs work for different seizures. Here we explain what the different AEDs are, …

These are the top 10 epilepsy genes of 2015

Top 10. 2014 has been a very productive year in epilepsy gene discovery and with our final blog post this year, we wanted to provide a brief overview of what has been pertinent this year. From the multitude of novel genes identified this year, here are the 10 most relevant findings – including some genes …

Epilepsy Drugs to Treat Seizures

For 70% of patients with epilepsy, drugs can control seizures. However, they can’t cure epilepsy, and most people will need to continue taking medications. An accurate diagnosis of the type of epilepsy (not just the type of seizure, because most seizure types occur in different types of epilepsy) a person has is very important in …

Best First-Choice Drugs for Epilepsy ID'd

The clinical trials offer lots of new information, notes neurologist Anthony G. Marson, MD, of the University of Liverpool, England, the leader of the Standard and New Antiepileptic Drugs (SANAD) studies. “What these trials do is give you reliable data about the likelihood of a drug’s success relative to seizure control,” Marson tells WebMD. “So …