In order to hopefully treat and prevent recurrence of seizures we need to understand and — if possible — remove the underlying causes and risk factors. We need to ask: "What else is going on inside the body that might allow seizures to develop?"
Accurate diagnosis of the factors behind seizures consists of three steps:
|Aspartame/Neotame Side-Effects||3%||Ruled out|
|Manganese Need||3%||Ruled out|
|Excess Water Consumption||2%||Ruled out|
|Gluten Sensitivity||0%||Ruled out|
Do you suffer from seizures or convulsions?
Possible responses:→ No / don't know
→ Minor episode(s) now resolved
→ Major episode(s) now resolved
→ Current minor problem
→ Current major problem
A new seizure in an adult could indicate a brain tumor. About half of patients with a brain tumor will have seizures.
Blood tests for gluten sensitivity antibodies were performed on 783 patients referred for seizures. In 36 patients who also had clinically evident celiac disease, no further seizures were noted after treatment with a gluten-free diet. In a second group of 9 patients, celiac disease was not recognized because of mild or absent symptoms, but the diagnosis was confirmed by jejunal biopsy. [Lancet 1992;340: pp.439-43]
Seizures can occur due to involvement of the central nervous system in ALL and AML.
At least six different studies have confirmed that people who experience seizures have below normal manganese levels. Epileptics have low whole blood and hair manganese levels, and those with the lowest manganese levels typically have the highest seizure activity.