Types of Epilepsy

There are several different alternative treatment strategies for individuals that have epilepsy. Doctors commonly prescribe medications in order to cope with the symptoms associated with epilepsy, such as the seizures that naturally occur on a regular basis.

However, there are different approaches to treating epilepsy that many patients have found to be quite effective in combating the symptoms that are commonly experienced with this brain disorder.

While we all have electrical activity in the brain on a regular basis, those that suffer from epilepsy have abnormal bursts and declines of activity that result in seizures. In this medication guide, you will be introduced to a few of the most common medications used for epilepsy and what types of seizures they treat. It is important to understand that these medications will not cure this brain disorder; they will only treat the symptoms and have a 70% success rate.

Though epilepsy is not yet curable, it can be remedied through usage of antiepileptics. Despite that, some symptoms of epilepsy last for a period of time because they are stage related like those occurring in children. All in all, when choosing epileptic medication, ensure it is only prescribed by a certified medical practitioner.

There are two types of epileptic seizures which are distinguished by whether the victim is conscious or unconscious. A victim is conscious if they are aware and have the ability to respond. Secondary epilepsy is usually attributed to infectious, degenerative, metabolic, developmental, toxic, nutritional, traumatic, genetic, inherited and/or neoplastic causes.

Medical professionals have established that any behavior that is considered to be repetitive in nature is considered an epileptic seizure. Most epilepsy symptoms are based on how the individual experiences a seizure. There are two main types of seizures. These are primary generalized seizures and partial seizures. In this guide, you will learn about the symptoms of epilepsy based on these two main types of seizures.


Types of Epilepsy Types of Epilepsy Reviewed by Neha Gupta on March 16, 2011 Rating: 5

1 comment:

Francesca Mcniel said...

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I am not really a fan of sharing my personal private story on the internet but i decided to do this because this joy is too voluminous for me to hide. My daughter which i took over 8 years after marriage to conceive had her first seizure at age 8 and ever since then it has been from one seizure to another in school, in church, at picnics. This got me worried because she has a bright future that i do not want epilepsy to become a hindrance, i tried several doctors in Texas and none could help with an effective cure. I went on the internet and saw testimonies about a treatment for epilepsy which a doctor offered and i was interested, i got in contact with him and i was able to get the medicine for my daughter which she used for 3 months as he instructed and it has been over 6 months now she is doing just fine without any allergies or aftermath effects. If you are suffering problem try to reach him too on (josephalberteo@gmail.com) i can count on him for a cure for you too.

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