Ketogenic Diet for Epilepsy
When the body burns (metabolizes) fat, it creates substances called ketones. The ketogenic diet tries to force the body to use more fat for energy instead of sugar (glucose) by increasing fat and restricting carbohydrates. It is not yet clear how or why the ketogenic diet prevents or reduces seizures, but it has been shown to be effective in reducing epileptic seizures in some children.1The ...
Nonepileptic Seizures (NES) - Topic Overview
People with nonepileptic seizures (NES) have periods of seizure-like activity. NES are characterized by a loss of or change in physical function without a central nervous system problem. The loss or change causes periods of physical activity or inactivity that resemble epileptic seizures. A person can have both nonepileptic and epileptic seizures. NES are usually related to a mental health ...
Epilepsy - Health Tools
This health tool will help you make wise health decisions or take action regarding epilepsy.
Epilepsy - When To Call a Doctor
Seizures do not always require urgent care. However, call 911 or other emergency services immediately if the person having a seizure stops breathing for longer than 30 seconds. After calling or other emergency services, begin rescue breathing.
Topiramate for Epilepsy
Drug details for Topiramate for epilepsy.
Gabapentin for Epilepsy
Drug details for Gabapentin for epilepsy.
Lamotrigine for Epilepsy
Drug details for Lamotrigine for epilepsy.
Epilepsy - Home Treatment
Controlling seizures caused by epilepsy requires a daily commitment to following your treatment plan. If you are using antiepileptic medication, you must take your medication exactly as prescribed. Not following the treatment plan is one of the main reaso
Helping a Person During a Seizure - Topic Overview
An epileptic seizure or convulsion can be terrifying. A seizure temporarily interferes with muscle control, movement, speech, vision, or awareness. It may cause a person's entire body to shake violently for a few seconds to a few minutes, and he or she may lose consciousness.Seizures can be mild to severe, and they affect people differently. Even though you may feel helpless around someone having
Epilepsy - Exams and Tests
Making the correct diagnosis is vital to identifying the appropriate treatment to control seizures. Diagnosing epilepsy can be quite difficult. When you consult a doctor after you or your child has had unexplained seizures, you and the doctor will work to