Category: "Causes"

60 diseases and conditions linked to drinking alcohol like beer and wine – from cancer to epilepsy

60 diseases and conditions linked to drinking alcohol like beer and wine – from cancer to epilepsy

Researchers have analyzed data identifying that alcohol increases the risk of around 61 diseases and conditions – some of which were never previously linked to boozing Drinking alcohol can put you at risk of developing 60 diseases and conditions, including many which were never previously linked boozing – a recent study has found. The consumption […]

Stay Cool: Hot Weather and Epilepsy

Stay Cool: Hot Weather and Epilepsy

Unusually warm weather can increase the risk of seizures in people with epilepsy This week (12 June 2023) has seen a rise in temperatures across the UK, with BBC weather reporting that it will stay hot and humid over the next few days. Severe hot weather is dangerous to everyone, but unusually warm weather can […]

Can Smoking Increase Your Risk of Seizures?

Can Smoking Increase Your Risk of Seizures?

Medically reviewed by Smita Patel, MD Smoking is a known risk factor for many health conditions, including cancer, heart disease, and stroke. In addition to these risk factors, people with epilepsy have another reason to avoid or quit smoking—it is linked to increased frequency of seizures. This article will discuss how smoking can affect people with epilepsy. Prevalence of […]

Head injury, brain tumor can cause seizures

Head injury, brain tumor can cause seizures

Medical experts have revealed that aside from epilepsy, some congenital and acquired health conditions can cause seizures in adults and children. According to them, trauma or injury to the head, meningitis or any assault to the brain can cause seizures in individuals. They, however, noted that seizures are more common in children than adults because children […]

Stigma can be the most difficult part of living with epilepsy

Stigma can be the most difficult part of living with epilepsy

Stigma affects all aspects of epilepsy care, from diagnosis and treatment to nationwide legislation and budget allocations. It affects the lives of people with epilepsy when they are not given equal access to education, employment, and social opportunities. A population-based study in the United States found that one-third of respondents identified stigma-;not seizures-;as the most […]

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