Elizabeth Delacruz can’t crawl or toddle around like most youngsters nearing their second birthday. Photo: Carmen Mejia holds her daughter Elizabeth, who metabolic disorder causes her frequent seizures. Photo Credit: UT Southwestern A rare metabolic disorder that decimated her mobility has also led to cortical blindness – her brain is unable to process images received […]
Epilepsy is a neurological disorder characterized by abnormal activity in the brain, triggering seizures. Now, what happens in the human body when a seizure occurs? “Our whole body is an electrical system. We’re communicating through the nerves, and they’re electrical, and your brain is the main generator,” Glenna Tolbert, assistant clinical professor at the David Geffen School […]
About 1.2 percent of people in the U.S. — and 3.4 million worldwide — have active epilepsy, and roughly one in 26 people will develop it in their lifetime. Not all suffer seizures the same — and for a third of patients, no medical treatment options exist. As for the remaining two thirds, the available treatments […]
According to the World Health Organization, approximately 50 million people worldwide have epilepsy, making it one of the most common neurological diseases. Epilepsy is a chronic disorder of the brain characterized by recurring seizures, which are brief episodes of involuntary movement of the body sometimes accompanied by loss of consciousness. The disorder spans all age […]
Medications control seizures for about 70-80 percent of people with epilepsy. The other 20 percent have to live with the uncertainty of not knowing when the next seizure will strike. Now, a promising new study looked at whether stress-reduction techniques could help reduce the frequency of seizures.
Epileptic seizures strike with little warning and nearly one third of people living with epilepsy are resistant to treatment that controls these attacks. More than 65 million people worldwide are living with epilepsy.