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Epilepsy Treatment

10/20/2014
10:38 | Author: Chloe Allen

Epilepsy treatment
Epilepsy Treatment

Epilepsy usually is treated with medicine. If medicine doesn't help your seizures, your doctor may recommend surgery or other therapies. If your doctor knows.

Questions to Ask Your Doctor About Epilepsy.

Some medicines can also make it easier to have a seizure, so check with your doctor before starting to take any new medicines. Alcohol can make it easier to have a seizure and can also affect the way your epilepsy medicine works in your body. You should avoid drinking alcohol if you have epilepsy.

Your doctor will recommend a medicine based on the type of seizures you have, how often you have seizures, your age, and your general health.

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Could marijuana be used as an epilepsy treatment? - Medical News

12/19/2014
08:16 | Author: Allison King

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Could marijuana be used as an epilepsy treatment? - Medical News

The use of medical marijuana as a treatment for severe epilepsy is examined across a series of articles in the International League Against.

Other recent studies have found that medical marijuana rich in CBD and THC are effective in seizure control, but they rely on anecdotal data.

The family is based in Denver, CO - one of the states that recently legalized marijuana.

"Rigorous investigation of the safety and efficacy of medical marijuana or individual components such as CBD are necessary for patients with epilepsy before any conclusion is made," she adds.

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The case for medical marijuana in epilepsy, Edward Maa, et al., Epilepsia, doi: 10.1111/epi.12610, published online 22 May 2014.

A series of articles published in the journal Epilepsia investigate the use of medical marijuana and pure cannabidiol in treating severe forms of epilepsy.

Visit our Epilepsy category page for the latest news on this subject.

We would like your perspective on this important issue and ask that patients, clinicians, and medical professionals visit to provide feedback on the use of medical marijuana in epilepsy.".

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With Epilepsy Treatment, The Goal Is To Keep Kids Seizure-Free

10/18/2014
06:26 | Author: Chloe Allen

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With Epilepsy Treatment, The Goal Is To Keep Kids Seizure-Free

For children with epilepsy, doctors now try to prevent seizures altogether. It's a big switch in thinking from the days when seizures weren't.

Fortunay for Barton and kids like him, doctors now have more and better ways to prevent seizures, Gaillard says.

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It's all worth it, Holmes says, if it means Barton can do the things other kids do.

But in recent years, they've also identified a range of genetic mutations that can lead to seizures by affecting the activity of nerve cells. Scientists have known for a long time that head injuries, tumors, or a lack of oxygen at birth can all lead to epilepsy.

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The family also has absorbed some big medical bills, even though they have insurance.

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Genetic findings bring new hope, outlook on epilepsy treatment

8/17/2014
04:12 | Author: Jeremy Rodriguez

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Genetic findings bring new hope, outlook on epilepsy treatment

Jennifer Shuckrow, left, with her daughter, Abby, who has a form of epilepsy called Lennox-Gastaut syndrome, and her son, Zach.

"What if we had put her on these meds when she was 2? Wouldn't it be amazing if we could intervene when the kids were young?". Dixon-Salazar said. "I do a lot of 'what if,' " Ms.

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It was thanks to a genetic study that the Dixon-Salazars were finally able to put her on the first medication that has worked for more than a few months.

Like Savannah, it is accompanied by cognitive impairment. Sean has a another rare form of intractable childhood epilepsy known as Dravet syndrome.

The beauty of genetic studies, like the EPGP and EpiK4, said Ms.

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Few to benefit from NC bill allowing study of medicinal hemp

6/16/2014
02:30 | Author: Jeremy Rodriguez

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Few to benefit from NC bill allowing study of medicinal hemp

Gov. Pat McCrory is scheduled Thursday to sign the "Hope 4 Haley and Friends" bill authorizing hemp oil treatment for drug-resistant epilepsy.

Local/State NC State Fair attendance up so far this year.

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