Epilepsy

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What is Epilepsy?

Epilepsy is a neurological disorder of the brain causing seizures. It’s also classified as a seizure disorder that affects the nervous system. A seizure is a disturbance of the electrical activity in your brain. There are different types of epilepsy and seizures. Someone is said to have epilepsy if they experience two or more unprovoked seizures separated by at least 24 hours

How is the brain affected?

The human brain is the source of epilepsy. Even though the symptoms of a seizure may affect any part of the body. The electrical events that produce the symptoms occur in the brain. The location of that event, how it spreads and how much of the brain is affected, and how long it lasts all have profound effects. These factors determine the character of a seizure and its major impact on individuals.

How to treat Epilepsy

The real goal to treat epilepsy is to stop or treat the seizures as best as possible. "No seizures, no side effects" is the motto for epilepsy treatment. Medicine is the primary way in which seizures are controlled. Epilepsy drugs are prescribed to control seizures, that is the primary way epilepsy is controlled. Occasionally surgery is necessary if medications are ineffective. Dietary changes can also help control epilepsy. A doctor may prescribe a ketogenic diet which is high in fat and low in carbohydrates. Everybody is different what might work for someone might not work for somebody else.

How the solutions and treatment affects the brain

Each medication that treats epilepsy has different side effects and risks. This disorder deals with the brain entirely. The medication could make you dizzy, feel tired, stomach upset, and blurred vision. Just because a certain side effect is common with your kind of medication is does not mean it will happen to you.

Video link:

http://www.epilepsy.cc/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=142&Itemid=18

Citations:

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