Epilepsy, which affects around 3 million people in the U.S., is a condition that causes seizures in the patients, sometimes with life-threatening consequences. People who experience epilepsy seizures require medicines, remedies, and treatments to ensure that the condition does not paralyze or incapacitate them.
Epilepsy can be dealt with confidently with the help of medicines, remedies, and proper treatments such that the patients do not suffer from regular seizures and live a normal life. In the last decade, many medicines have been researched, tested, and approved as the treatments.
Remedies for treatments of epilepsy and preventing seizures or the medicines given to the affected person:
- Neurontin (gabapentin)
Though there are many medicines that could be prescribed as treatments for epilepsy and to prevent seizures, finding the right medicine and determining the dosage is crucial.
Epilepsy medicines and treatments cause side effects; therefore the purpose of novel remedies and treatments is to ensure that there are no seizures and no side effects.
Nerve Stimulation as One of the Remedies for Epilepsy
Nerve stimulation has been known to be effective as one of the better remedies and treatments prescribed to control seizures. Implantable nerve stimulation devices such as a vagus nerve stimulator (VNS) can help prevent the occurrence of seizures to a great extent.
Diet Control as One of the Remedies for Epilepsy
It is a common perception, that diet plays a role in neurologic disorders such as epilepsy. Taking fatty foods rich in carbohydrates has long been thought to increase incidence of epilepsy and seizures. A recent study published by Nature Communications reveals that there is a strong link between diet pattern and epilepsy — seizures could be controlled by having the right diet that alters the way mitochondria of neurons react at the time of seizures.
For those patients who failed to respond to the medicines or other remedies, epilepsy surgery could be an effective treatment. Epilepsy surgery can be useful in the cases of focal seizures, unilateral multifocal epilepsy with infantile hemiplegia and brain legion.
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