How to Treat Epilepsy?

Q:
How to treat epilepsy?

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Epilepsy treatments

Epilepsy treatments include medications that control seizures. Other treatment options include surgery and nerve stimulation. For some, the ketogenic diet can help; however, this diet requires medical supervision.

Many people with epilepsy can become seizure-free by taking one anti-seizure medication, which is also called anti-epileptic medication.

Anti-seizure medications may have some side effects. Possible side effects may include:

  • Fatigue
  • Dizziness
  • Weight gain
  • Loss of bone density
  • Skin rashes
  • Loss of coordination
  • Speech problems
  • Memory and thinking problems

When medications fail to provide adequate control over seizures, your doctor may recommand a surgery. With epilepsy surgery, a surgeon removes the area of your brain that’s causing seizures.

In addition to medications and surgery, these potential therapies offer an alternative for treating epilepsy:

  • Vagus nerve stimulation
  • Ketogenic diet
  • Deep brain stimulation

 

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* The Content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.