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Epilepsy - All The Details Which You Need To Know

Dr.Aparna Gupta 90% (54ratings)
DNB (Neurology), MD/MBBS - General Medicine
Neurologist, Delhi
Epilepsy - All The Details Which You Need To Know

Epilepsy refers to a disorder in the central nervous system, where the brain starts to function abnormally, resulting in seizures or certain situations where the person starts to behave unusually, at the time even leading to loss of awareness.

A single instance of a seizure doesn’t necessarily mean that a person has epilepsy. To be diagnosed with this type of neurological disorder, a minimum of two unprovoked seizures are usually required.

Symptoms

The main symptom of this kind of disease is repeated seizures but there are other instances as well when a person should consider seeing a doctor due to the fact that they might well lead to epileptic tendencies. Some of them are listed below:

  1. The person becomes stiff all of a sudden
  2. Little spells of a blackout or the memory are getting confused
  3. If a person does not respond to questions or instructions for a brief period
  4. A person seems to be in a daze and failing to communicate appropriately for a short span of time
  5. If an individual is carrying out repetitive movements in an inappropriate manner

Causes

Epilepsy occurs when the brain is unable to send signals to other parts of the body, hence restricting our movements.

Though the exact cause is not known, still some generic factors inherited, can make epilepsy more likely happening and they are mentioned below as follows:

  1. Head trauma suffered during a car crash
  2. An injury which has might have occurred before birth
  3. Due to faulty electrical activity in the brain, it is not able to send messages to other parts of the brain
  4. Brain stroke or tumours can also increase the risk of epilepsy
  5. People suffering from a developmental disorder like autism
  6. Epilepsy can also be caused by infectious diseases like AIDS or Meningitis

Who Are Likely To Be More Susceptible To Epilepsy?

Children under the age of 2 years and adults aged more than 65 years are people most likely to get exposed to the risk factors, which might trigger the warning bells for epilepsy.

When Should You Go And Visit A Doctor?

You should visit a doctor or the emergency department of any hospital as and when you have the first seizure. Getting diagnosed with seizure disorder, change in seizure patterns or being affected by frequent seizures, also require immediate medical attention.

How Can Epilepsy Be Prevented?

Epilepsy can easily be prevented or at least the risk can be reduced if you follow certain measures:

  1. Sleep for a minimum of 7 to 9 hours every day. Sleep deprivation is one of the major reasons behind increased number of seizures
  2. Do not get stressed out and try to relax as much as possible
  3. Drugs and alcohol should be avoided
  4. As per doctor’s advice, take all your medicines on a regular basis
  5. Maintain a healthy diet

So, we have looked at certain aspects related to epilepsy, from which you could get a fair idea as to why and how this occurs and the ways in which you can prevent yourselves from getting affected

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Child Neurology - Know More!

Dr.Vineet Bhushan Gupta 88% (99ratings)
Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MRCPCH, MRCP (UK), MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Delhi
Child Neurology - Know More!

Child neurology is an expertise field of medicine who treats children and adolescents for neurological conditions. Children born with neurological defects and disorders are treated by a child neurologist. A child having problems with neurological structure can show symptoms mentally or physically which can include headaches and migraines.

The child neurologist work on the treatment of neurological conditions in children for a longer duration. This is because the treatment of the symptoms related to a neurological condition may undergo for a long time.

How Does Child Neurology Help with Special Children?

Child neurologists are specially trained with years of study and internships under the experts. They focus on treating conditions such as:

● Child epilepsy
● Migraines in child
● Persistent headaches
● Autism
● Hyperactivity
● Stroke
● Seizures
● Developmental problems in spine, muscles, and nerves in the body
● Intellectual disorders
● Speech delay
● Infection, inflammation or other problems in the brain
● Auto-immune problems

These problems can develop in a child from birth but may get noticed in later stages. The child neurology specialist helps to assess these problems and offer appropriate treatment.

Diagnosis of Child Neurology

The brain is a complex organ. No two problems in the brain of an individual can have a single solution. The treatment in neurology depends greatly upon the condition and age of the child. In order to decide the course of action, the child neurologist can suggest few tests based upon the symptoms. These tests generally include:

● EEG: This test determines the abnormal brain functions. The test is simple and painless.
● CT Scan: A CT scan is performed when the doctor has doubts with the brain and spinal cord functions. CT scan is an effective way to determine infections or tumors in the spine or brain.
● Lumbar Puncture: The spinal tap is performed by the doctors to test the spinal cord fluid in the child. It helps them to determine any inflammation or infection in the workings of the brain or spine.
● Blood Tests: In some cases, doctors suggest blood tests to determine the autoimmune diseases. It is also performed to check for any genetic disorders.

Causes of Child Neurology

The causes of child neurology can be categorized into two sections:

Congenital Causes

The congenital causes include the symptoms and causes that were present during the birth of the child. It is the most common cause of neurological problems in children. Sometimes, it is also genetic, receiving abnormalities from either of parents.

Some of the examples of congenital causes in children are:

● Gene abnormalities
● Chromosome abnormalities
● Change in the chromosome numbers
● Metabolic disorders
● Congenital malfunctions like the development of TB in the brain, heart, and kidneys in children

Acquired Causes

Acquired causes include the reasons of neurological defects in children when they acquire any neurological disorders after birth. This can be due to accidents, the stress caused by other diseases, or medications.

Some of the examples of Acquired causes of child neurology are:
● Post birth infections in the infants
● The immune-related disease that causes fever
● Any traumatic brain injury

Takeaway

The child neurologist is a specialist that treats neurological conditions in children. The treatment of these effects is often can undergo for a longer duration of time. The treatment of the child is also dependent on the type and cause of the neurological disorder.

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Epilepsy - Know Signs Of It!

Dr.Manjesh Rathi 86% (35ratings)
DM - Neurology, Fellow in Child Neurology
Neurologist, Moradabad
Epilepsy - Know Signs Of It!

Epilepsy is a disorder of the central nervous system, thus it is basically a neurological disorder. In this the nerve cell activity of the brain is disrupted and causes seizures along with episodes of unusual behaviour along with the loss of consciousness. The symptoms of the seizure can vary and some people with epilepsy just stare blankly for few seconds when a seizure takes place, while some twitch their arms and legs repeatedly.

Symptoms of Epilepsy:

As epilepsy is caused by the abnormal activities in the brain cells, seizures affect the processes with which the brain coordinates. Some signs and symptoms are:

  1. Staring blankly
  2. Confusion which is temporary
  3. Uncontrolled jerking movements of the legs and arms
  4. Loss of awareness and consciousness
  5. Psychic symptoms

Mostly the symptoms vary depending on the type of the seizure. The seizures are further classified into focal and generalized depending on which part of the brain shows abnormal activity.

Focal seizures

When seizures are due to the abnormal activity of the cells in just one area then it is known as focal seizures. These seizures are of two types:

  1. Simple partial seizures or focal seizures without loss of consciousness. These seizures basically alter the emotions and things like change in smell, look, sound and taste. These also result in the involuntary jerking of the body like the legs and arms, with spontaneous sensory symptoms like the tingling and flashing of the lights.
  2. Complex partial seizures or focal dyscognitive seizures. These seizures have a loss of awareness and consciousness. One might just stare blankly into space in this seizure and performs repetitive activities like swallowing, chewing, walking in circles and chewing.

Generalized seizures

There are six types of generalized seizures. These are:

  1. Absence seizures, also known as petit mal seizures, are commonly seen in children and are characterized by subtle body movements like lip smacking and eye blinking and staring blankly into space. These also cause loss of consciousness.
  2. Tonic seizures lead to stiffening of the muscles. These affect the muscles of the legs and arms and also cause to fall to the ground.
  3. Atonic seizures are also called as drop seizures. These cause loss of control in the muscles, thereby leading to collapse or fall.
  4. Clonic seizures are the rhythmic and jerking muscle movements. These affect the arms, face and neck.
  5. Myoclonic seizures appear as twitches in the arms and legs.
  6. Tonic-clonic seizures also known as grand mal seizures are very dramatic and lead to body stiffening, abrupt loss of consciousness, shaking and loss of bladder control and tongue biting.
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Autism And Epilepsy - Application Of Epigenetics For Permanent Cure!

MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
General Physician, Chennai
Autism And Epilepsy - Application Of Epigenetics For Permanent Cure!

In some people, autism and epilepsy go hand in hand. But with new tools and techniques, it has become possible to cure such people. Cure for autism means the disappearance of the limiting symptom that is unique for each person. Cure for epilepsy means complete disappearance of seizure and no medication for epilepsy. 

Therefore, how autism with epilepsy can be cured is a point of consideration here.

Reasons for Epilepsy in Autistic People - 

People with epilepsy often experience seizures, which means that they have a temporary disturbance of mental functioning. It manifests due to Energy Disturbance in the energy fields of the autistic person. But, the trigger of the energy disturbance in such a person is the energy disturbance in the parents’ or caregivers’ energy field. The energy disturbance in the physical environment around the autistic person can also be a trigger. 

The energy fields get disturbed as autistic people are born as energy sensitivity being and they have poor energy boundaries. 

How Applied Intentional Epigenetics is Beneficial in Curing the Symptoms in Autism Along with Epilepsy?

Applied Intentional Epigenetics is a Biotechnology tool, which enables the reversing of symptoms in autism presented along with epilepsy. 

Applied Intentional Epigenetics is the science and art of utilizing methods and techniques using the power of Intention in any way that helps epigenetic transformations in a person. It brings these transformations at the genes and DNA level of the person. 

On the other hand, the Biotechnology tool involves using living organisms to make products through technological applications for a specific use. Epigenetics means to control the above genes. Biotechnology and epigenetics are connected through Intent or Intention. And the combination of two is for helping people with autism and epilepsy. It is also known as an intent healing which means healing using the power of Intention. It brings about the realignment in the energy fields of such people by rewiring the neural network in the brain and gut, reprogramming the DNA and erasing faulty cellular memories.

Result of Using the Intent Healing Tool -

People with autism along with epilepsy have shown positive results with the help of the intent healing process. These people have recovered completely from all the limiting symptoms of autism as well as symptoms of epilepsy. They were soon off the medicines once the healing session started. The entire process is done along with parents or caretakers under medical supervision. The process involves the healing of parents first and then the autistic child. 

Conclusion -

Where earlier people thought that autism along with epilepsy had no solution or only medication is the solution, now, with new discovery, they have understood that Intent Healing is the solution. Such healing has a permanent solution to the problem. The invention of such a healing process is a sigh of relief for children and families.

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Epilepsy - Can Homeopathy Help?

Diploma in Homoeopathic Medicine and Surgery
Homeopathy Doctor, Surat
Epilepsy - Can Homeopathy Help?

Epilepsy is a disease that affects the brain's nerve cells and triggers the release of abnormal electrical signals. This can cause temporary malfunctioning of the other brain cells and result in seizures and sometimes loss of consciousness. Epilepsy can affect both children and adults.

Causes of Epilepsy

The cause of this condition isn’t very evident; however, few causes of epileptic seizures to mention are brain tumours, injury, infections in the brain or birth defects. Some doctors believe that epilepsy is caused due to genetic mutations and is an outcome of abnormal activity of cells in the brain. Other causes for this condition can be alcohol or narcotics withdrawal and electrolyte problems.

Symptoms

  1. Repeated seizures

  2. Impaired memory

  3. Bouts of fainting

  4. Short spans of blackout

  5. Sudden bouts of blinking and chewing

  6. Panic

  7. Inappropriate repetitive movements

Types of Seizures
A seizure, also known as fit, is usually a brief episode characterised by uncontrollable jerking movement and loss of awareness due to abnormal neuronal activity in your brain. A collective occurrence of these seizures causes epilepsy.

 There are three types of seizures based on aetiology:

  1. Idiopathic: This kind of seizure has no apparent cause.

  2. Cryptogenic: The doctors believe that there is a cause for the seizure but the cause cannot be detected.

  3. Symptomatic: These seizures occur due to a reason, as a symptom of some neuro-medical condition.

Role of Homeopathy

Homeopathy is a form of healing based upon the principle of ‘Similia similibus curentur’ or ‘like cures like’. It was founded by a German doctor, Dr. Samuel Hahnemann in 1810. Homoeopathy offers vast scope in the treatment of various illnesses, both acute and chronic including epilepsy. Homeopathy takes into account the entire person like the patients family history, past history, etc. Homoeopathic doctors study each case thoroughly, analyze and evaluate the symptoms and then prescribe the medicine.

Homeopaths treat the patient’s mental, emotional and physical make-up i.e. the constitution. This is known as ’constitutional treatment’. Constitutional treatment treats the disease and removes it from its roots. The Constitutional method is employed in the treatment of epilepsy in Homoeopathy. This method is gives amazing results in many cases.

Homeopathy has immense scope in the treatment of Epilepsy. In fresh cases, where the child is new to epileptic treatment, homoeopathy can relieve complaints by giving ‘constitutional treatment’.

In other cases where the child is already taking treatment, homoeopathy can taper off the doses gradually and thus treat the patient effectively. Thus, in both cases, homoeopathic treatment is beneficial in treating epilepsy.

In either of the cases, a constitutional medicine is given to treat epilepsy. Constitutional treatment relieves the patient from seizures, convulsions, etc. Thus the child can attend school daily and concentrate on his studies. In about 1/3 cases of epilepsy, a surgery known as ‘seizure surgery’ is performed. Regular constitutional treatment is very useful in such cases.

Homeopathic medicines are completely side-effect free and are not habit-forming. They can be taken by children, adults and even by pregnant women. They must be taken only after consultation from a homoeopathic practitioner.

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Seizures - Know Misconceptions About It!

MBBS, MD - Pediatrics, DNB (Pediatrics)
Pediatric Neurologist, Mumbai
Seizures - Know Misconceptions About It!

Epilepsy is one of the most common neurological disorders. This condition can affect children. However, it is associated with a number of myths. As a result of these myths, epileptic patients are often discriminated against.

Let’s bust a few of these myths:

Myth 1: Epilepsy is contagious
Coming in contact with an epileptic patient will not increase your risk of suffering from this condition. Epilepsy can be caused by a number of factors but is not transferable from one person to another. Factors triggering epilepsy include genetic defects, oxygen deprivation at birth, trauma to the head and strokes.

Myth 2: Epilepsy cannot be treated
There is no known cure for epilepsy but this condition can be managed with treatment. Treatment for epilepsy can take many forms. The most common amongst these is medication to reduce and stop seizures. In some cases, brain surgery may also be advised. A special diet can also help control epileptic attacks. Lastly, nerve stimulation may also be used to treat epilepsy.

Myth 3: Epileptic patients cannot lead a normal life
There is nothing stopping an epileptic patient from living a normal life like everyone else. Epilepsy does not affect a person’s intelligence or any other ability. It is also a misconception that epileptic children will never be able to have children. With treatment and a healthy prenatal plan, they can have a healthy pregnancy and give birth to a healthy child. However, certain activities like driving should be avoided by epileptic patients.

Myth 4: A person having an epileptic fit should be restrained
An epileptic seizure will run its course and restraining the person may do more harm than good. Instead, the person should be made to lie down on their side. This will keep saliva from collecting in their mouth. Clear the area around the person and loosen their clothing. If the person wears spectacles, these should be removed. Do not try and put anything into the person’s mouth. An epileptic fit usually lasts for up to 5 minutes. If the person does not recover within that time, call a doctor immediately.

Myth 5: Anyone who has a seizure is epileptic
Seizures are not synonymous with epilepsy. They can be triggered by a number of factors including excessive drinking, heat, injury to the head etc. To be diagnosed with epilepsy, a person should have had two or more seizures with unrelated triggers.

Here are some more points related to childhood seizures -

1. Parents can use for self-termination of seizure only for 2 min. Thereafter they can use intranasal or buccal spray prescribed by their Pediatrician or Pediatric Neurologist.

2. Childhood Epilepsy is curable in 60-80% of cases.

 

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Epilepsy - Know More About It!

Dr.Nitin Jagdhane (Jain) 92% (34ratings)
MCh Neurosurgery, Fellowship in Spine surgery, MS - General Surgery
Neurosurgeon, Mumbai
Epilepsy - Know More About It!

Epilepsy is a brain triggered disorder that can result in the affected person having seizures or convulsions of the body. Such convulsions last about a few minutes and the person undergoing epileptic seizure might be unaware of what’s happening to him/her during those brief moments. They may recover and appear disoriented for a few minutes more.

Epilepsy can’t be cured but is treated through medicines called anticonvulsant drugs.

  1. Epilepsy is a neurological disorder brought about due to unusual electrical activity in the brain
  2. The person having the disorder can have episodes of seizures where there can be sudden involuntary movements of the person’s whole body and shaking of the arms and legs lasting a few minutes
  3. The condition can occur to anybody irrespective of age but children seem to suffer more from the condition following a head injury or emotional trauma
  4. Electroencephalogram or EEG is the best way for the doctor to understand the exact nature of the disorder and this will help in the treatment.
  5. Treatment through drugs is the most popular way of keeping the convulsions under check
  6. Medically, if the patient goes without seizures for a few years under regular medication then there is every possibility the person may not suffer further convulsions
  7. Apart from medication, dietary regulations have also been adopted by many physicians to treat the condition. Low carb and high protein items are advised as a way to reduce/stop the epileptic seizures
  8. In some cases, the doctor might decide to conduct a surgery to remove the aberrant part of the brain to treat the individual for epilepsy
  9. People with epilepsy have to take a lot of precautions in their daily routines to avoid getting seriously injured if they were to suffer a sudden attack of seizures
  10. Driving and swimming are to be avoided by them
  11. People standing around can help reduce the suffering by turning the person over to one side and offering a support to the head. Care can also be taken to remove any object that can cause injury to the person while having the convulsions.
  12. Some doctors study the pattern of the seizures occurring and help in regulating them in such a manner that the person gets the convulsions only in the nights while asleep
  13. This can limit the damage done to the person and can also help the person in going about normal routines
  14. Parents must inform the school authorities if their children suffers from epilepsy so that they can provide first aid to such students immediately if episodes occur in school

Epilepsy is a brain-related disorder that can cause the person to go through involuntary shaking of the body and the limbs. It is usually treated with drugs.

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Epilepsy - Know Precautions For It!

Dr.Neeraj Kumar 87% (18ratings)
MBBS, MD- Medicine, DM- Neurology
Neurologist, Delhi
Epilepsy - Know Precautions For It!

The chronic disorder that causes recurrent and unprovoked seizures is referred to as Epilepsy. A seizure is an impulsive and unexpected rush of activity in the brain. The reasons for the cause of epilepsy include head trauma, high fever, low blood sugar, and alcohol withdrawal. It is a neurological disorder and more than 3 million people in the United States have been affected by epilepsy. The chronic disorder is common not only in adults but even in young children and it has been observed that it occurs more in males. The disorder can merely be controlled by the use of various strategies as there is no cure for it till date.

Causes of epilepsy

Any illness that disturbs the usual form of neuron activity can lead to seizures. There are many possible causes of epilepsy. The 2 main types of seizures include partial/focal seizure and generalized seizure. The partial seizure would affect only one part of the brain. It is difficult to identify mild seizures. Further, stronger seizures are known to cause uncontrollable muscle twitches and spasms. At the time of a strong seizure, a patient can lose his consciousness. On the other hand, generalized seizures affect both parts (cerebral hemispheres) of the brain so their onset is not easily identifiable. Types of generalized seizures include tonic-clonic, absence or atonic etc. The other important fact is that epilepsy progresses because of the imbalance of neurotransmitters which are nerve-signalling chemicals and also due to an abnormality in the brain wiring.

Drugs used to treat epileptic seizures

Anticonvulsant drugs are mainly used to treat epileptic seizures. The type of treatment provided to patients mainly depends on factors like severity and frequency of the seizures. The other factors that are also taken into consideration for the type of treatment provided include medical history, overall health and the age of a person. A patient can feel better with seizure medication, an implant that works on the nerves, a special diet, and surgery.
To control epileptic seizures medications are the best option and to treat the brain disorder the right medication needs to be used. There are nearly 20 drugs available that are used for treating different types of epileptic seizures. The doctors provide medication only after proper review of the patient’s medical history and their lifestyle. Some of the medications that are made include the use of antiepileptic drugs and anti-seizure drugs. The faulty signalling of the brain is suppressed with these medications.

Important precautions you must take

  • It is very important that the medication is taken as directed by the doctor. The main reason behind the use of these drugs is that they reduce the number of seizures and there are no side-effects.
  • Care should be taken that the drugs provided to the children to treat epilepsy are FDA approved and are safe for use by children.
  • The epilepsy drugs that can be taken for partial seizures include carbamazepine, phenytoin, valproic acid, valproate, and brivaracetam.

Natural treatments can also be made use of for epilepsy as at times medications do not work well on some patients. Acupuncture, use of natural herbs and vitamins can also be used for treating the brain disorder.

 

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Epilepsy - How To Handle It?

Dr.Pranab Kumar Chowdhury 86% (16ratings)
MBBS, MD, Fellow Rheumatology
Internal Medicine Specialist, Guwahati
Epilepsy - How To Handle It?

Epilepsy is a relatively common disorder. Most cases of epilepsy can be controlled with a combination of drug therapy and a healthy lifestyle. In some cases, surgery may also be advised. Epilepsy affects not only the lifestyle of the patient but also that of their caregiver. Each person reacts to epilepsy in a different way and hence the type of care needed also varies from person to person. While some patients have few seizures and require care only when they're having a seizure others need round the clock care.

Here are a few tips to keep in mind if a loved one suffers from epilepsy.

Know what type of epilepsy you are dealing with.
Not all epileptic seizures are the same. Find out what type of seizures your loved one suffers from and what are the possible triggers associated with Involve yourself in their lifestyle.

Epilepsy should not be a reason for your loved one to lock themselves in a room to stay safe. Participate in activities with them of you feel the activity may be a safety risk if they were to have a seizure; for example - swimming.

Notice seizure triggers.
Often an epileptic patient may not remember the seizure after it has occurred. As their caregiver, keep a seizure diary to track their seizures and its related triggers. Look for patterns in the triggers to their epilepsy attacks.

Keep them safe during a seizure.
When experiencing a seizure, the patient will lose consciousness, experience muscle convulsions and may grit his teeth. If the person is standing, hold them so that they do not fall. If they are lying down, try turning them onto their side. Do not put anything into their mouth.

Take care of them after a seizure.
After the seizure, people are most likely to be confused, tired and have a headache. Check for injuries and keep them calm till medical help arrives. Loosen clothing around their neck and ensure that there is nothing inhibiting their breathing.

Medical identification.
While someone who suffers from seizures often is likely to always have someone with them, others who have rare seizures may often venture out alone. In such cases, ensure that they always have medical identification on them. Also make sure that their friends, colleagues etc are aware of their medical condition.

Help them maintain a healthy lifestyle.
Staying active is essential for people with epilepsy. Avoid contact sports and pick low impact exercises like walking, running or swimming. Following a buddy system is essential when an epileptic person works out.

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Epilepsy - Know Misconceptions About It!

Dr.Yeshwanth Paidimarri 91% (11ratings)
MBBS, DM - Neurology
Neurologist, Hyderabad
Epilepsy - Know Misconceptions About It!

Over 60 million people around the world suffer from epilepsy. This can be described as a brain disorder that causes seizures. However, it is important to note that seizures are not synonymous with epilepsy. A patient may be diagnosed with epilepsy only if there have two or more seizures that are unrelated to other medical conditions. Here are five facts you should know about epilepsy.

An epileptic person can have many different types of seizures.
Seizures are caused by abnormal electrical activity in the brain cells. There are many different types of seizures. Seizures can make a person make abnormal movements, make him or her stare into space, make him or her unable to speak or make them shake vigorously and fall to the ground. Some seizures are easy to identify while others may go unnoticed.

Epilepsy can be caused by many factors
There are a number of factors that can cause epilepsy. The most common amongst them are - deprivation of oxygen at the time of birth, brain infections, head injuries, stroke, neurological diseases, tumors and genetic disorders. Infections can also cause epilepsy. In some cases, the actual cause may be difficult to identify.

A healthy diet, protecting the head from trauma (by wearing a helmet) and exercising can help prevent epilepsy. Expectant mothers should also follow a healthy prenatal plan.

The effect of epilepsy is much more in women as compared to men
Both men and women are susceptible to epilepsy. However, epilepsy can be harder to manage in women. This is because of their hormone structure. Pregnancy can also make epilepsy hard to manage and the seizures could also affect the baby. Thus, it is essential for pregnant mothers with epilepsy to take extra precautions and follow their doctor’s advice strictly.

Epilepsy can be treated
Though epilepsy cannot be cured, there are many ways of treating epilepsy. The best form of treatment depends on the patient’s medical history and neurological exams. Medication to stop seizures is the most common form of treatment. A special diet may also be prescribed along with this. In some cases, surgery may also be advised. Nerve stimulation may also be used to treat this condition.

Epilepsy is not contagious
Anyone can suffer from epilepsy but it cannot be transferred from one person to another.

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