Epilepsy Awareness

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Basic treatment options include

  • Prescribed medications
  • "Drug therapy" (another form of medications)

If seizures of epilepsy are not controlled within about 2 years with a few different types of medications, surgery becomes an option. This requires a full examination and lots of information, and also can involve neurosurgeon, neuroradiologist, neuropsychologist, social worker, and epileptologist.

One of the few surgeries for epileptic patients includes inserting a VNS, Vagal Nerve Stimulator, which involves strong magnets; one attached to a nerve that goes to your brain. You swipe a magnet over the VNS and it sends an electrical signal to the brain to "realign" its electrical components, therefore eliminating or minimalizing the seizure activity.

There are many ways to treat epilepsy, but not all of them work for everyone.

 

Causes
Effects (short-term and long-term)
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How To Help Someone With It
How To Treat It
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