Category: "Human Interest Epilepsy"

Is It Safe to Consume Caffeine With Epilepsy?

Is It Safe to Consume Caffeine With Epilepsy?

While caffeine consumption is a daily habit for many people, it can become a little more complicated for those with a central nervous system disorder like epilepsy. That’s because caffeine interacts with certain brain signals, and seizures occur when there’s an imbalance of electrical activity in the brain. In high doses, caffeine can be a potential epilepsy trigger—but in lower […]

Seizures While Driving Highlight Importance of Early  Diagnosis of Epilepsy

Seizures While Driving Highlight Importance of Early Diagnosis of Epilepsy

Before learning they had epilepsy, about 5% of people who have what’s called focal epilepsy had a seizure while driving, new research suggests. “Seizures while driving pose substantial risks for those experiencing them and for others on the road,” said study author Dr. Jacob Pellinen, of the University of Colorado in Aurora and a member of […]

Lil Wayne says he can’t remember his own songs anymore due to memory loss

Lil Wayne says he can’t remember his own songs anymore due to memory loss

The 40-year-old musician has previously opened up about his experience with epilepsy and dealing with recurring and unprovoked seizures. Despite having a number of projects in the works and awaiting the vinyl release of his iconic “Tha Carter III” album, Lil Wayne says he can’t remember his songs anymore. The 40-year-old rapper, whose real name is Dwayne […]

Which Foods Are Best For People With Epilepsy?

Which Foods Are Best For People With Epilepsy?

Question: What foods are good to eat for people with epilepsy? Answer from Olga Taraschenko, MD, board-certified neurologist Some people with epilepsy are sensitive to carbohydrates, which can exacerbate their seizures. These patients should avoid sweets and simple carbs. A regular healthy diet with lots of fruits and vegetables is recommended for all other patients with seizures. Additionally, […]

Supporting Others With Epilepsy as a Peer Mentor

Supporting Others With Epilepsy as a Peer Mentor

In a recent article, I spoke mainly about the benefits of support groups, and I touched on how I’m now my state’s Peer Mentor Ambassador. While the official peer mentor programs are still being organized nationwide and even so are starting up, I’m now often the middle ground contact between Epilepsy Queensland Inc. and their new […]

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