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Treatment of epilepsy

Treatment of epilepsy

Treatment of epilepsy

Treatment of epilepsy

Epilepsy is a lifelong disease which has no cure. However it can be effectively controlled by medications in most cases, thus helping them lead fulfilling and independent lives. Oral anti-epileptic medications are the mainstay of treatment and can be prescribed singularly or in combination. Patients need regular monitoring to adjust the dosage according to the degree of epilepsy but also to avoid any serious adverse effects. However, in rare cases which do not respond to medication surgical intervention may be advised.

The surgery includes removing a small portion of the damaged brain. This kind of surgery is high risk and may lead to detrimental consequences. Another kind of surgery in which the vagus nerve is stimulated to cause cessation of seizures, may also be considered.

Epileptic women planning pregnancies should ideally consult a team of gynaecologists and neurologists for further advice. Ideally, such women are advised to continue the medication. Sufferers are advised not to venture into swimming pools alone, avoid cooking when alone.

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