What are some treatments for epilepsy








Epilepsy

10/19/2014
08:36 | Author: Allison King

What are some treatments for epilepsy
Epilepsy

A single seizure that is combined with some brain alterations can increase the Operations may cure certain types of epilepsy in some cases, although the.

These include:. Some children may exhibit behaviors that are not caused by epilepsy but may be confused with epileptic seizures.

Mutations in genes can also cause epilepsy. These mutated genes are most commonly causes of generalize epilepsy and infantile seizure syndromes. In these cases, sodium channels may stay open too long, which causes the neurons in the brain to be hyperexcitable.

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Finally, Some Hard Science on Medical Marijuana for Epilepsy - Time

12/18/2014
06:12 | Author: Jeremy Rodriguez

What are some treatments for epilepsy
Finally, Some Hard Science on Medical Marijuana for Epilepsy - Time

A groundbreaking clinical trial may provide some answers to medical marijuana as a seizure treatment.

“This is the first attempt to get the information people are interested in that is observational in nature,” says Maa, an assistant professor at the CU School of Medicine and chief of the Comprehensive Epilepsy Programs at Denver Health. While anecdotal evidence suggests Charlotte’s Web can be highly effective in treating such conditions, scientific investigation of the product has been stymied by federal drug laws that severely limit marijuana research. Edward Maa, the principal investigator of the Charlotte’s Web study, says the new trial could be a first step toward building a body of research on how and why medical marijuana can be used to treat epilepsy.

“The more data we are able to collect in a large sample, the closer to the truth we will get,” says Maa.

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