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5 Ways to Cope With Epilepsy

coping with epilepsy

As a person living with epilepsy, I'll be honest, it took me a solid two decades two really come to terms with my epilepsy. It's not that I denied it or hid from it, I just tried to convince myself that it was no big deal. The thing is, it is a big deal. Doctors will tell you finding ways to cope with your epilepsy can be as difficult, and as important, as finding a treatment that works. As much as I hate to admit it they are right. Here are a few tips that may make the process a little easier:

    Epilepsy & Seizures Spotlight10

    April Headlines

    Sunday April 6, 2014

    Things to know if you are living with epilepsy

    Sunday March 23, 2014

    Ever wonder if there are a few stats you really must know about epilepsy? There are 5 epilepsy statistics that will empower you with the knowledge you need to make a difference.

    There are also lots of myths about people with epilepsy. Have you ever heard that people with epilepsy can't or shouldn't have sex. That definitely falls into the myth category.  Read more at sex and epilepsy.

    Check it out and let me know what you think.

    Help in answering the question: "What do I do if you have a seizure?"

    Tuesday March 11, 2014

    If you have been diagnosed with epilepsy for as long as I have, then you've been asked on more than one occasion, "What do I do if you have a seizure?"

    Wouldn't it be great if there were 5 simple bullet points that you could provide as an answer that wouldn't scare the pants off the person asking? Now there is.

    Check out my article on the 5 things you need to know if someone has a seizure. This simple 5 step plan provides you with a quick, hr friendly, school friendly, even boyfriend friendly answer to the question: "what to do if someone has a seizure."

    Breastfeeding Linked To Fewer Seizures In Childhood

    Wednesday February 23, 2011

    A study recently conducted in Denmark found that breastfed babies might have fewer seizures during their childhood. The longer they are breastfed also decreases their risk.

    The researchers tracked a group of 70,000 Danish children for about 12 years. The kids who were breastfed for their first 3 months had a one in 135 chance of developing epilepsy. Those that were breastfed for 6 months had a one in 150 chance. The incidence dropped even lower for those breastfed for at least 9 months, with a one in 200 chance.

    Although this is a new study that requires more testing, there is no harm in breastfeeding to prevent seizures if this connection is accurate. In general, breast milk has beneficial health aspects, providing essential nutrients for baby's brains. The World Health Organization recommends breastfeeding exclusively for six months, as well as providing it along with solid foods until the child is 2 years old.

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