Category: "Ketogenic Diet"

Keto Diet on Par With Further Medication for Infants With Drug-Resistant Epilepsy

Keto Diet on Par With Further Medication for Infants With Drug-Resistant Epilepsy

— Diet may be considered a treatment option for some infants who continue to have seizures A ketogenic diet was similar in efficacy and tolerability to further anti-seizure medication for infants with drug-resistant epilepsy, a randomized clinical trial in the U.K. found. On the study’s primary outcome, the median number of seizures per day at […]

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, […]

Are There Foods You Should Avoid With Epilepsy?

Are There Foods You Should Avoid With Epilepsy?

Specialized diets, such as the ketogenic diet, have been shown to help improve seizure control in people with epilepsy. While not every person with epilepsy needs to go on a restrictive diet, proper nutrition is still important both for overall health and for epilepsy management. This article will discuss how food affects epilepsy, if there are foods people with epilepsy […]

What Is Epilepsy?

What Is Epilepsy?

A Neurological Condition That Causes Recurrent Seizures Epilepsy is a medical condition in which a person is predisposed to recurrent seizures. Seizures are brief episodes of involuntary movements and/or changes in consciousness that occur due to an alteration of brain activity. Epilepsy is caused by a variation in brain structure or function, which might be detected with […]

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