Epilepsy

Definition of Epilepsy:

Chronic brain disorder associated with some seizures and, typically, alteration of consciousness.

Topics Related to Epilepsy

Adrafinil

...as a treatment
“...People with epilepsy, liver or kidney impairment, or those using tranquilizers should avoid Adrafinil and Modafinil...”

Biofeedback

...as a treatment
“...Biofeedback may also be useful for the following health problems ... epilepsy and related seizure disorders...”
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Centrophenoxine

...as a treatment
“...People with severely high blood pressure or epilepsy should avoid this supplement...”

European Skullcap

...as a treatment
“...History; Source: Native Americans as well as traditional European herbalists used skullcap to induce sleep, relieve nervousness, and moderate the symptoms of epilepsy, rabies, and other diseases related to the nervous system...”

Excessive Yawning

...the condition
“...Causes and Development: The majority of disorders associated with yawning are those of the central nervous system, including epilepsy, encephalitis, brain tumors, multiple sclerosis and progressive supranuclear palsy...”

GABA (gamma-aminobutyric acid)

...as a treatment
“...Used to treat epilepsy, hypertension, Attention Deficit Disorder and impotence...”

GLA (Gamma Linolenic Acid)

...as a treatment
“...and Warnings: Do not use supplements without the supervision of a physician if you are taking aspirin or anticoagulants (blood thinners) regularly, have a seizure disorder, or are taking epilepsy medication such as phenothiazines...”

Glutamic Acid

...as a treatment
“...Another "brain food" amino acid that helps in the treatment of epilepsy, mental retardation, muscular dystrophy, ulcers, hypoglycemia, diabetes and personality disorders...”

Indian Long Pepper

...as a treatment
“...uses include: headache; migraine; toothache; indigestion; stomach ache; diarrhea; bronchitis; cough; asthma: prevention recurrent attacks of bronchial asthma; cholera; bacterial infections; coma; epilepsy; fever; stroke; liver toxicity; jaundice; promoting weight loss; reducing body fat; preventing lung disorders; supporting skeletal function; increasing bone strength; slowing the aging...”

Kelp

...as a treatment
“...Epilepsy: Nutritional supplementation is important for those who suffer from epilepsy and Kelp (5 tablets daily) is helpful in providing necessary mineral balance...”

L-Taurine

...as a treatment
“...Important to the heart muscle, white blood cells, musculoskeletal system, and central nervous system, it has been used in the treatment of breast cancer, anxiety, poor brain function, epilepsy, and Down syndrome children...”

Manganese

...as a treatment
“...Manganese is used in the following conditions ... epilepsy...”

Neutropenia

...the condition
“...damage to the bone marrow; Certain medications such as the phenothiazines drugs, which are used to treat psychosis, allergies, and vomiting; Antibiotics; Blood pressure drugs; Psychiatric drugs; Epilepsy drugs; Diagnosis and Tests: In a complete blood count (CBC) report, neutrophils may be referred to as polymorphonuclear cells (polys) or neutrophils...”

Night Sweats

...the condition
“...Hypothalamic lesions; Epilepsy; Strokes; Cerebral palsy; Migraine; Spinal cord infarction; Head injury; Familial dysautonomia; Anti-nausea medication used during pregnancy; Antidepressant/anti-anxiety medication; Birth...”

Ovarian Cysts

...the condition
“...Those who take a drug for epilepsy called Valporate are also at increased risk...”

Poor Memory

...the condition
“...A high fever, an attack of epilepsy, severe alcohol intoxication or surgery can erase memory...”

Poor/Slow Wound Healing

...the condition
“...Drugs Less researched, Dilantin (Phenytoin) is a drug commonly used to treat epilepsy and seizure disorders...”
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Psychosis

...the condition
“...meningitis); brain tumors; epilepsy; head injuries...”

Schizophrenia

...the condition
“...Less Well-known causes Hypoglycemia; Psychomotor epilepsy; Cerebral allergy; Wheat-gluten sensitivity; Histapenia – copper excess; Histadelia; Pyroluria; Wilson's disease; Chronic Candida infection; Huntington's chorea; Almost Unknown causes...”
...relationship to Seizure Disorder
“...In psychomotor (mind-motion) epilepsy the seizures are manifested in personality, emotional, thinking, and behavioral changes...”

Seizure Disorder

...the condition
“...5% of the population; a single seizure does not mean that someone has epilepsy...”
...recommendation Aspartame (Nutrasweet) Avoidance
“...More recently, Aspartame has been found to be unsuitable for some children with generalized absence Epilepsy...”
...recommendation High/Increased Fat Diet
“...The ketogenic diet is used to treat intractable epilepsy in children...”
...recommendation L-Taurine
“Taurine is an inhibitory neurotransmitter, its main use being to help treat epilepsy and other excitable brain states...”
...recommendation Marijuana
“...There have been trials of cannabis compounds in MS and cancer patients, as well as reports dating back to the 15th century of the use of cannabis to ease the symptoms of epilepsy...”
...recommendation Test for Manganese Levels
“...In one case report, a twelve-year-old boy with poorly controlled epilepsy experienced a reduction in seizure frequency after receiving 20mg per day of manganese...”

Stiff Man Syndrome

...the condition
“...Epilepsy: Anti-GAD antibodies have been described in patients with resistant focal epilepsies...”

TMG (Trimethylglycine)

...as a treatment
“...Autism/epilepsy: Improves verbal communication/social interaction/lethargy, may reduce seizures...”

Toxoplasmosis

...the condition
“...This in turn slightly increases risk of miscarriage and stillbirth, and well as serious problems with the child such as water on the brain, brain damage, learning difficulty, epilepsy, jaundice, deafness, eye infection, blindness, deafness, enlarged liver or spleen, growth problems, cerebral palsy...”

Tryptophan / 5HTP

...as a treatment
“...Other possible uses for L-tryptophan include parkinsonism, epilepsy, and schizophrenia, and with further research, we may find this important amino acid may provide help in other medical conditions...”

Vasopressin

...as a treatment
“...It should be administered with caution in cases of hypertension, epilepsy, and arteriosclerosis...”

Weight Loss

...as a treatment
“...You also will need to tell your health care professional about any existing medical problems before taking these medications, especially thyroid problems, anxiety disorders, epilepsy or other seizure disorders, diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, arteriosclerosis, or glaucoma...”
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