Epilepsy is a disorder in which nerve cell activity in the brain is disturbed, causing seizure's.
1. Treatment can help, but this condition can't be cured
2. Requires a medical diagnosis
3. Lab tests or imaging often required
Epilepsy may occur as a result of a genetic disorder or an acquired brain injury, such as a trauma or stroke.
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The Main Causes Of Epilepsy:
1. A stroke
2. A brain tumor
3. A severe head injury
4. Drug abuse or alcohol misuse
5. A brain infection
6. Lack of oxygen during birth
There's no cure for epilepsy, but early treatment can make a big difference. Uncontrolled or prolonged seizure's can lead to brain damage.
Epilepsy also raises the risk of sudden unexplained death. The condition can be successfully managed.
Epilepsy and seizure's can develop in any person at any age. Epilepsy is more common in young children and older people. Slightly more men than women have epilepsy. About 1 in 100 people will have an unprovoked seizure in their lifetime.
What Triggers An Epileptic Seizure?
Some people are able to identify things or situations that can trigger seizure's.
A few of the most commonly reported triggers are:
1. Lack of sleep
4. Bright lights, flashing light
5. Caffeine, alcohol
6. Skipping meals, overeating.
1. Keep other people out of the way
2. Clear hand or sharp objects away from the person.
3. Don't try to hold them down or stop the movement.
4. Place them on their side, to help keep their airway clean.
5. Look at your watch at the start of the seizure's to time it's length
6. Don't put anything in their mouth
Foods Epileptics Should Avoid
White bread, non wholegrain cereals, biscuits and cakes, honey, high sugar drinks and foods, parsnips, dates and watermelon. In general, processed or overcooked foods and over ripe fruits.
Some Natural Treatment For Epilepsy:
1. Herbal treatment:
With an increasing market and public interest, herbal treatments have soared in popularity. There seems to be a herb for every ailment.
Some Of The Most Commonly Used Herbs For Epilepsy Are:
Lily of the valley
Tree of heaven
Is used to treat a rare form of Epilepsy known as pyridoxine - dependent seizure's. This type of Epilepsy usually develops in the womb or soon after birth. It's caused by your body's inability to metabolize vitamin B6 properly.
Severe magnesium deficiency may increase seizure risk. Older research suggests magnesium supplementation may reduce seizure's.
Some people with epilepsy may also have a vitamin E deficiency. A study found that a vitamin E increases antioxidant abilities.
This research also suggest it helps decrease seizure's in people with epilepsy whose symptoms aren't controlled by conventional drugs.
Certain dietary changes may also help decrease seizure's. The best known diet is diet that focuses on eating a higher ratio of fats.
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