Category: "Human Interest Epilepsy"

Disrupting the brain to stop Izzy’s seizures

Disrupting the brain to stop Izzy’s seizures

EPTUNE, N.J. (Ivanhoe Newswire) – One little boy struggled with epilepsy since just after birth – at one point, having up to 50 seizures a day. Pediatric neurosurgeons mapped out a procedure that disrupted the brain signals triggering his seizures. Hydrocephalus is a condition where fluid builds in brain cavities, causing potentially damaging pressure on […]

Hot tips for coping in the heatwave

Hot tips for coping in the heatwave

A survey* carried out by the Epilepsy Society showed that 62 per cent of people with uncontrolled seizures experience an increase in their seizure activity during unusually hot weather. In the current heatwave, it is important to make sure that you take sensible precautions to ensure that you stay cool, particularly if you know your […]

What is Sandifer syndrome?

What is Sandifer syndrome?

Sandifer syndrome a rare disorder that usually affects children up to the ages of 18 to 24 months. It causes unusual movements in a child’s neck and back that sometimes make it look like they’re having a seizure. However, these symptoms are usually caused by severe acid reflux, or gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).   What are […]

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