Epilepsy & Seizures - By Category
Basics of Epilepsy
Are you newly diagnosed with epilepsy or have a loved one who suffers from it? Epilepsy is a complicated, but controllable, disorder. This page will help you to understand the basics of epilepsy, its causes, and how it can be controlled.
Are You at Risk?
While epilepsy is a condition that is not contagious, there are risks associated with developing it. If a close family member has epilepsy, does that mean you are at risk of having it? Perhaps you are taking a particular medication and wonder if this places you at risk for seizures. In any case, this area of the site will address causes, as well as what can increase or decrease your risk, of developing epilepsy.
Symptoms and Causes
There are many factors that can cause someone to develop epilepsy. Additionally, the symptoms, such as seizures, experienced by someone with epilepsy can vary between each person. This site will address what can cause epilepsy, as well as some of the symptoms you might experience if you have epilepsy.
Types of Seizures
Epilepsy is a condition characterized by seizures. Although individuals might share the same diagnosis of epilepsy, the types of seizures they experience may vary from person to person. This site will address these different types of seizures, how they are characterized, and how they are commonly treated.
Before one can be diagnosed with epilepsy, a physician will perform a variety of tests in order to accurately determine whether or not the individual has epilepsy and the cause of the seizures. This section will address how epilepsy is diagnosed, as well as the tests that are performed to diagnose epilepsy.
Treatment of Epilepsy and Seizures
The seizures caused by epilepsy can be treated in a number of ways. Finding the cause of the seizure is important, as well as the type of seizure that is occuring. There are also a variety of medications that can be used to control your seizures. In the rare cases where drugs cannot control your seizures, there are surgical procedures that also can be performed.
Complications of Epilepsy
Seizues, which occur in someone who has epilepsy, can cause complications if they are not properly addressed. They include broken bones and bruises from falls caused by seizures and other injuries. Additionally, scientists are also studying the long term effects of epilepsy in other chronic conditions, such as heart disease, depression, and brain injuries.
Epilepsy is a chronic condition that requires careful monitoring and attention to your health. While the seizures can be managed with the right medications, epilepsy can greatly affect your lifestyle. This section will help you how to live day-to-day with epilepsy -- from which foods you should eat to stress management.
Managing Your Epilepsy
Epilepsy is a chronic condition that requires careful monitoring and attention to your health. While the seizures can be managed with the right medications, having epilepsy can be overwhelming at times. This section will show you how to manage epilepsy in every facet of your life, including home, school, and work.
Frequently Asked Questions
Are you looking for answers for some of the questions you're having? Others have had the same questions, too - and your answers are here.
Have you found a word while reading that you don't know the definition of? Look no further! Definitions to the common words you may encounter in epilepsy are here.
Support/Resources For Epilepsy
Support is an important part in your epilepsy treatment. This not only includes support from your loved ones, but also from organizations that have information about the most cutting-edge research concerning epilepsy.