Category: "Causes"

Medical Musings: Epilepsy is a common neurological disorder

Medical Musings: Epilepsy is a common neurological disorder

A seizure attack occurs when there is an acute abnormality in the electrical activity in the brain. To be classified as an epileptic, a person must have experienced either a minimum of two seizures that are at least 24 hours apart and not incited by a known medical disorder or one seizure and a high […]

What to know about epilepsy and sex

What to know about epilepsy and sex

Some people with epilepsy may find it impacts their sex life. This may be due to physical changes from the condition, medications, or emotional issues around epilepsy and sex. Certain types of epilepsy may cause changes in the brain that impact sexual desire and arousal. Some epilepsy medications may affect sex drive or hormone levels which can also impact […]

Physician volunteers work to improve epilepsy care in El Salvador

Physician volunteers work to improve epilepsy care in El Salvador

ILAE (International League Against Epilepsy) talked with Ovidio Solano Cabrera, head of the Epilepsy Clinic in the Neurology Service at the Social Security Institute, San Salvador, and second vice president of the El Salvador chapter of ILAE. Newswise — Though El Salvador is one of the smallest countries in Latin America, it is densely populated, home […]

Scientists expose lethal link between irregular heartbeats and epilepsy

Scientists expose lethal link between irregular heartbeats and epilepsy

A collaborative trial led by researchers at Monash University and Alfred Health, in collaboration with the Royal Melbourne Hospital has detected a high incidence of irregular heartbeats that can lead to cardiac arrest in people with chronic drug-resistant epilepsy, providing a new pathway for preventative treatment. The breakthrough finding suggests there is a link between […]

People with some types of epilepsy may have a lower quality of life, study suggests

People with some types of epilepsy may have a lower quality of life, study suggests

A new study suggests that people with epilepsy associated with head injuries, especially the type not well controlled by medication, are more likely to have other health conditions like depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), back pain and headache that may result in them reporting a lower quality of life. The research is published in the […]

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