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Medical Reference Related to Epilepsy

  1. Understanding Seizures and Epilepsy

    WebMD explains various types of seizures, including those not caused by epilepsy.

  2. Drug Treatments for Essential Tremor

    Drugs most commonly used to treat essential tremor (ET) include beta-blockers and an epilepsy drug called Mysoline. Learn more about these treatments and other drugs like Neurontin and Xanax.

  3. Epilepsy: Vagus Nerve Stimulation (VNS)

    Read about vagus nerve stimulation (VNS), a technique used to treat control seizures in people with epilepsy. Learn more from WebMD.

  4. Epilepsy Seizure: What to Do in an Emergency

    WebMD tells you how to recognize when seizures require emergency care and what to do if you witness a person having a seizure.

  5. Epilepsy: Surgical Options for Epilepsy

    Epilepsy surgery may be an option for people whose seizures are not controlled by medication, or who cannot tolerate the side effects of seizure medications. WebMD explains different surgical options for epilepsy.

  6. Epilepsy and Your Changing Hormones

    A woman's hormone levels seem to play a role in epilepsy -- especially during puberty, ovulation, and menopause. Learn more from WebMD.

  7. Birth Control for Women With Epilepsy

    Epilepsy drugs and certain birth control methods may interact. If you're a woman with epilepsy, talk to your doctors about your options when planning or avoiding pregnancy. WebMD explains.

  8. Epilepsy and Multiple Subpial Transection (MST)

    WebMD explains multiple subpial transection (MST), a surgery which is used to control brain seizures in people with epilepsy who don't respond to medication.

  9. Women, Pregnancy, and Epilepsy

    Women with epilepsy overwhelmingly have healthy babies. But it's important to work closely with doctors throughout the pregnancy to ensure that they are taking the right epilepsy medications and other supplements to prevent against birth defects. WebMD tells you more.

  10. Seizures in Children

    Seizures in children may pass or be part of an epileptic disorder. WebMD identifies types of seizures, their diagnosis, and the risks they pose to your child.

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