How to Treat Epilepsy?

How to treat epilepsy?


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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