Category: "Human Interest Epilepsy"

Finding the right medication depends on the type of epilepsy you have. Not all medicines work on all seizures; the wrong kind could make seizures worse.

Finding the right medication depends on the type of epilepsy you have. Not all medicines work on all seizures; the wrong kind could make seizures worse.

Choosing the right epilepsy medication can have a big effect on the frequency of your seizures and your quality of life. First, finding the right medication depends on what type of epilepsy you have, partial seizures (also called focal seizures) or generalized seizures. All medications don’t work on all types of seizures, and the wrong medication potentially can make […]

Seizures May Not Always Show Severe Symptoms! Note These Subtle But Common Signs

Seizures May Not Always Show Severe Symptoms! Note These Subtle But Common Signs

These signs may seem ordinary or people might fail to notice the abnormality or severity in them. Seizures have some classic symptoms that we may be aware of. Most of these symptoms are categorized as severe because of its intensity and nature. Here are some of the most commonly experienced symptoms: shaking, falling to the […]

Syncope and seizure both can cause a loss of consciousness, but there are important differences.

Syncope and seizure both can cause a loss of consciousness, but there are important differences.

Syncope and seizure both can cause a loss of consciousness, but there are important differences. Syncope — commonly referred to as passing out or fainting — often results from a drop in blood pressure. Seizures, on the other hand, are caused by abnormal brain activity. The reason behind the abnormal activity may be epilepsy, stroke, cancer or […]

Daniel Freedman: Advancing Care for a Widely Misunderstood Condition

Daniel Freedman: Advancing Care for a Widely Misunderstood Condition

Daniel Freedman, D.O., knows that not everything is what it seems — especially when it comes to seizures. Psychogenic nonepileptic events look like epileptic seizures but are not, making them highly misunderstood by patients, families and physicians alike.   Freedman, a child neurologist and assistant professor of neurology at Dell Medical School, co-developed the Psychogenic Nonepileptic […]

Super cat called Maggie can detect epileptic seizures eight hours before they happen

Super cat called Maggie can detect epileptic seizures eight hours before they happen

Molly paid £300 for pedigree Maggie, a four-month-old Persian kitten and within weeks Molly – who can’t work due to her condition – noticed that Maggie’s behavior would change before a seizure A woman with epilepsy says her cat can detect her seizures eight hours before they occur. Molly Brooke, 30, can experience up to […]

Seizures could be the cause of many sudden unexplained deaths in toddlers

Seizures could be the cause of many sudden unexplained deaths in toddlers

According to a study published in Neurology, many unexplained, sleep-related deaths among toddlers could be because of seizures, after audio-visual recordings implied that deaths were related to convulsive seizures. Study investigators sought to understand the potential mechanisms of death by reviewing videos of sudden deaths in toddlers, as more than 2900 children aged younger than […]

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