Category: "Epilepsy in children"

‘My son has no quality of life, and this is our last hope,’ says the mother of a three-year-old boy who suffers from rare epilepsy.

‘My son has no quality of life, and this is our last hope,’ says the mother of a three-year-old boy who suffers from rare epilepsy.

After NHS (National Health Service) drugs failed to work on her son’s rare form of epilepsy, his mother is fighting for cannabis treatment in a last-ditch effort to improve his quality of life. Isaac, Sarah Sugden’s three-year-old son, has a rare gene mutation that has resulted in severe refractory epilepsy that has been resistant to […]

Orange County doctor helps lead the fight against his son’s rare disorder

Orange County doctor helps lead the fight against his son’s rare disorder

When Orange County plastic surgeon Dr. Justin West’s son, Andrew, was born, he seemed like a normal healthy baby, not unlike West’s other two children. But when his wife, an ophthalmologist, noticed a strange tick in his foot, she took to her group of Orange County women physicians on Facebook for answers. West and his […]

Why epilepsy affects children under five

Why epilepsy affects children under five

Epilepsy, also called seizure disorder, is a brain condition that causes a child to have seizures. A condition of the nervous system that mainly affects children under five years of all races and ethnic backgrounds. Some children outgrow their seizures by the time they are teenagers while others have life-long challenges. A seizure occurs when […]

Overview of Gelastic Seizures

Overview of Gelastic Seizures

Seizures are periods of abnormal electrical activity in your brain that can cause changes to your: consciousness behavior feeling memory physical movements The most common cause of seizures is epilepsy, which affects about 3 million adults and 470,000 children in the United States. Epilepsy is characterized by reoccurring seizures not caused by an underlying medical condition, […]

All about epilepsy in children

All about epilepsy in children

Parents, teachers and other adults who care for children should know what the signs of epilepsy are, and what to do if a child has a seizure. What do these famous faces – Theodore Roosevelt, Neil Young, Elton John, Prince, and Susan Boyle – all have in common? They suffered epilepsy as children. “In children, epilepsy […]

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