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What treatment is recommended for frontal lobe epilepsy?

What treatment is recommended for frontal lobe epilepsy?

Meds: Typically medications will be used first. There are a handful of medications that would potentially work well. Depending on where the seizures originate from, surgery could also be an option. But an extensive workup is typically done before you get to that point. ...Read more

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Seizures (Uncontrollable Jerking Of Limbs) (Definition)

A seizure is a symptom in which a person has a convulsion or epileptic attack, usually involving jerking movements of the head, limbs, and rest of the body. It represents abnormal brain function, and can be caused by fever (mainly in young children), by brain infections or tumors, by drug abuse or overdoses, by chemical imbalances, sleep deprivation, etc. ...Read more


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Old childhood head trauma. Possible cause for temporal lobe epilepsy? ADHD? Could Neurontin (gabapentin) help with ADHD symptoms, temporal lobe trauma?

Old  childhood head trauma. Possible  cause for temporal lobe epilepsy? ADHD?  Could Neurontin (gabapentin) help with ADHD symptoms, temporal lobe trauma?

Qualified Assessment: The issues you describe cross over several medical specialties: Psychiatry, Neurology, and Geriatric Medicine. Thorough evaluations by an Internist, Neurologist, and Psychiatrist familiar with ADHD (and each other) would be a good start. ...Read more

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Is brain surgery successful for Generalized epilepsy?

Is brain surgery successful for Generalized epilepsy?

Yes it is: Though numbers are better when surgery is employed in focal epilepsies, generalized seizures are successfully treated using techniques such as implanted vagal stimulators and corpus callosum sections. It is even true that some cases of generalized epilepsy are recognized as focal after such surgeries are performed. In carefully chosen cases I believe outcomes are very good. ...Read more

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Is temporal lobe epilepsy easier to operate on than other types of epilepsy?

Is temporal lobe epilepsy easier to operate on than other types of epilepsy?

Yes and No: Temporal lobe epilepsy is a specific disease that may be helped by temporal lobe resection. It may be easier to diagnose and offer treatment but the technical part of brain surgery is still the same. ...Read more

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What can be done for temporal lobe seizures?

What can be done for temporal lobe seizures?

It depends: Temporal lobe epilepsy is an old term for a partial seizure that seems to come from a temporal lobe region of the brain. It can be simple, complex, or can secondarily generalize. Initially a good quality eeg and MRI will help to localize and characterize the process. Initial trial of medication is appropriate, and consideration of epilepsy surgery is appropriate. Some cases are very difficult. ...Read more

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Is temporal lobectomy surgery the only cure for petit mal.

Is temporal lobectomy surgery the only cure for petit mal.

No: Please see a neurologist prior to any surgery. This is an extreme step. Meds can many times control seizures. HOWEVER seizures can sometimes be very complicated and requires sometimes two meds. YOu might even want to be seen at any epilepsy center prior to any brain surgery Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can temporal lobe epilepsy be cured?

Cured?: In the hands of an epilepsy specialized neurologist and a specialty trained neurosurgeon, it can be a well treated condition if the focus is truly in the medial temporal lobe and it can be resected. Only those specialists can tell you if the disease is treatable or possibly without symptoms- cured is the difficult word. ...Read more

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Hello. Is transcranial direct stimulation a good option for treating vision and hearing loss from a right temporal lobe intracraniotomy brain surgery?

Transcranial stim: Tarnscranial magnetic stimulation is only fda approved for depression. Motor cortex stimulation has been used for pain but is not fda approved. Deep brain stimulation is approved for movement disorders such as parkinson's and essential tremor. I am unaware of any brain stimulation that will rehabilitate vision and hearing. ...Read more

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What is the purpose of EEG for a temporal lobe seizure?

What is the purpose of EEG for a temporal lobe seizure?

Locate focus: Eeg- electroencephalography is utilized in temporal lobe seizures and other seizure disorders to localize the focus of the seizure. Sometimes when the focus is found, there may be a surgical solution for the seizure and the focus can be removed. ...Read more

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Epilepsey what are the good medicines for treating epilepsey / seizures in today's technology

Epilepsey what are the good medicines for treating epilepsey / seizures in today's technology

Several: It is important to determine what type of seizures you have. Although some anti seizure meds will handle multiple seizure types, some meds are better for certain types of seizures (generalized vs. Focal). A mismatch between seizure type and antiseizure meds could make seizures worse. Many seizure meds work well and do not cause significant side effects. Discuss individual details with your md. ...Read more

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Is there any treatment for temporal arteritis other than prednisone?

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Is there any treatment for temporal arteritis other than prednisone?

Tocilizumab: So for a fraction of people with temporal arthritis, they possess extremely elevated il-6 levels. Il-6 is a protein that increases with inflammation and is thought to contribute to several autoimmune diseases. John stone (mgh, harvard) has described the use of tocilizumab which blocks the activity of il-6 in these patients with very good results. It may not work for everyone, so discuss with md. ...Read more

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Are there good alternative therapies for childhood brain tumors?

Are there good alternative therapies for childhood brain tumors?

There Are None: There are a number of different types of tumors, requiring different therapies or combinations of therapies. They include surgery, radiation and chemotherapeutic regimes. Some grow so slowly, they are simply watched over time. And some unfortunately are incurable. If you need more specifics, you need to consult your doctor.Alternative therapies, such as holisti, chiropractic do not cure at all. ...Read more

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What surgical or alternative (not drugs) treatments are available for chronic paroxysmal hemicrania?

What surgical or alternative (not drugs) treatments are available for chronic paroxysmal hemicrania?

Want surgery?: There is NO surgery that is beneficial. Drugs such as Indocin, (indomethacin) Lithium, even Naproxen might be useful. OTC includes butterbur, feverfew, magnesium, riboflavin, CoQ-10. Did you see a doctor and discuss this? ...Read more

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What is the prognosis for status epilepticus? Left sided stroke, craniotomy, seizure free first 1 1/2 yrs. 2 seizure meds episodes min 75days apart

What is the prognosis for status epilepticus? Left sided stroke, craniotomy, seizure free first 1 1/2 yrs. 2 seizure meds episodes min 75days apart

Status epi: Long-lasting status is a difficult case and can be serious. People who have recovered from status have a much better prognosis, with rare relapses, but they should continue anticonvulsant medications afterwards. They will likely always be on at least one medicine. ...Read more

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What are some various ways to treat a patient that has both hemiplegic migraines and parietal lobe epilepsy?

What are some various ways to treat a patient that has both hemiplegic migraines and parietal lobe epilepsy?

Prophylactic meds: There are many anti-epileptic drugs that serve to reduce the frequency and severity of migraines, as well. While topamax (topiramate) is the most well-known of these, other options include Depakote and lamictal. ...Read more

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What are some alternative treatments for a glioblastoma brain tumor?

What are some alternative treatments for a glioblastoma brain tumor?

Combination: I would never suggest fighting any tumor alone with alternative therapies but as combination therapy with conventional medicine; i would definitely add large quantities of food enzymes on an empty stomach with solid organic nutrition and i would add protandim to eliminate oxidative stress. Tag me in email thru my website and check protandim www.Medacpc.Com. ...Read more

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It necessary to take medicine for mini seizures and are mini seizures considered epilepsy?

It necessary to take medicine for mini seizures and are mini seizures considered epilepsy?

Generic answer: Not familiar with the term "mini seizure", but let's assume you imply a focal limited seizure which does not usually generalize. Yes, these should absolutely be treated, as there is always a risk of dysfunction which could lead to harm, generalization which could cause convulsion and injury, and lastly perhaps most critical, the phenomenon of sudden death in epilepsy. ...Read more

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What treatments are there for generalized epilepsy?

Meds and diet: There are a handful of medications that work well for generalized seizures. These are generally started one at a time, but sometimes multiple meds are required to control seizures. There are also other therapies, including the ketogenic diet, which is a high fat, low carbohydrate and adequate protein diet. There are other dietary therapies such as the modified atkins diet. ...Read more

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Hi,is there a device for epilepsy alternative to medication.

Hi,is there a device for epilepsy alternative to medication.

Yes: There is an electrical device called a Vagal Nerve Stimulator which is surgically inserted into the left upper chest and connects to the vagal nerve. It acts like a medication, and may add to success over a period of time. Some people do very well. ...Read more

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Lobe (Definition)

1. A rounded projection, especially a rounded, projecting anatomical part. (for example, the lobe of an ear) 2. A subdivision of a bodily organ or part bounded by fissures, connective tissue, or other structural boundaries. (for example, a ...Read more


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Convulsion (Definition)

Convulsion = violent, involuntary contraction(s) of the muscles which may occur due ...Read more