How does a person get epilepsy?


The right plan of treatment is created by the doctor for the patient. Epilepsy is difficult to cure with medication but seizures can be controlled the traditional way, with antiseizure medications. It must be noted that the medications may not work for everyone affected by Epilepsy. There could be some side effects to the medications.

Before a seizure occurs, aura symptoms like bad headaches, anxiety, fatigue and depression are experienced. Other symptoms include blurry vision, see strange lights and notice unusual smells. Self control methods like literally telling the seizure a ‘no’, meditation, sniffing a strong smell, engaging in some work and walking are best used to decrease the intensity of seizures once they come.

What is the main cause of epilepsy?

Symptoms can be relieved with alternative therapies and natural treatments like acupuncture, biofeedback, vitamins, herbs and lots more. Some natural treatments are backed with a good amount of research, while others are not. Besides conventional medication there is isn’t much evidence to support natural treatments.

Some herbs that are commonly used in treating Epilepsy include Peony, Burning Bush, Mugwort, Groundsel, Tree of Heaven, Hydrocotyle, Scullcap, Lily of the Valley, Valerian and Mistletoe. There isn’t much of scientific evidence to prove that herbal remedies are can treat epilepsy, successfully. Herbal supplements are also used but they could case unpleasant side effects like digestive issues, rashes and headaches. While some herbs can treat epilepsy, others could even worsen the symptoms. Studies indicate that it is best to avoid some herbs like Schizandra, Chamomile, Garlic, Kava, St. John’s Wort and Gingko and caffeine.

To reduce epilepsy caused seizure, certain vitamins are very useful. Before taking vitamin supplements it is best to take the advice of a good doctor. In rare forms of epilepsy, Vitamin B6 is useful. The risk of seizure may increase due to magnesium deficiency, so magnesium supplements are also useful. Other vitamins like Vitamin D, Vitamin E, are also given under the supervision of the doctor. Seizures can also be decreased with changes in diet. Biofeedback and self control can help reduce the rate of epilepsy seizures.