Category: "Human Interest Epilepsy"

What to Know About Epilepsy and Pregnancy

What to Know About Epilepsy and Pregnancy

Epilepsy is a chronic seizure condition that can affect a person’s pregnancy and postpartum recovery. It does not appear to affect fertility or the ability to become pregnant. Epilepsy is one of the most common medical conditions among people of reproductive age. It’s estimated that more than 1.1 million women with epilepsy in the United States are of childbearing age. […]

Can Epilepsy Be Cured?

Can Epilepsy Be Cured?

There is no cure for epilepsy. However, many people can become seizure-free with the right type of treatment, which may include medication, management techniques, and a healthcare team on their side. This article discusses the outlook for people with epilepsy and how medical providers can reduce seizure activity in those with the condition. Outlook for Epilepsy The outlook […]

February 13 is International Epilepsy Day: Step up against stigma

February 13 is International Epilepsy Day: Step up against stigma

February 13: International Epilepsy Day 2023 This year’s theme for International Epilepsy Day, “Step Up Against Stigma”, provides a platform for people with epilepsy, and those who care for them, to dispel myths with facts. “Epilepsy affects almost every aspect of the life of the person diagnosed with the disease,” said Dr. Francesca Sofia, president […]

Everything to Know About Epilepsy Service Dogs

Everything to Know About Epilepsy Service Dogs

People with epilepsy sometimes have trained service dogs to help their owners during seizures. They are trained to prevent injuries and seek help when needed.   Reasons to Train a Service Dog for Epilepsy Alert Service dogs can perform various tasks related to their handlers’ disabilities.    For people with epilepsy, these tasks are not limited to when a seizure occurs. Dogs […]

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