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What is a Tonic Seizure?

What is a Tonic Seizure?

Tonic seizures cause sudden stiffness and rigidity in your muscles. They typically last less than 1 minute. Seizures are rapid bursts of electrical activity in your brain that can cause involuntary movement and a loss of awareness or consciousness. There are different classifications of seizures. These depend on factors like the part of your brain […]

Manage Epilepsy Through These 7 Holistic Wellness Strategies

Manage Epilepsy Through These 7 Holistic Wellness Strategies

Epilepsy may make daily life extremely challenging on both a mental and physical level. Despite advancements in medical technology, those who live with the illness continue to endure a particular set of difficulties that most people cannot comprehend. Fortunately, there are holistic approach to help you effectively manage your condition and live an independent life. […]

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 […]

4 Tips for Managing Your Epilepsy

4 Tips for Managing Your Epilepsy

While epilepsy can be unpredictable and disrupt your life, there are also steps you can take towards managing the disease and living a full life. “Once you’ve been diagnosed with epilepsy, the goal is to prevent seizures. That’s when being prepared, understanding the disease and gathering a support system becomes crucial,” says Lisa Knopf, MD, an […]

This flower-shaped electrode could make brain surgery less invasive and help epilepsy patients

This flower-shaped electrode could make brain surgery less invasive and help epilepsy patients

Scientists in Switzerland have developed a brain-monitoring electrode that can be fitted through a small hole in the skull and then be fanned out to cover a larger area of the cortex. Cortical electrodes are used to monitor and stimulate electrical activity in the brain for patients with conditions like epilepsy, which causes seizures. The […]

Improving seizure freedom after epilepsy surgery

Improving seizure freedom after epilepsy surgery

A network of connections in the brain could be the key to improving frontal lobe epilepsy surgery, according to new research from the UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology. The research, published in the journal Brain, suggests that disconnecting certain pathways in the frontal lobe could lead to longer-lasting seizure freedom after brain surgery. Some people with […]

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