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Are There Holistic Medicines That Cure Epilepsy
Please clarify: What the other doctors who answered this didn't ask you is what YOU mean by "holistic" medicines. While you're thinking, let me give you some vital drug wisdom: Drugs aren't like keys that fit perfectly in body locks. Any drug that has no SIDE effects, very likely has no EFFECTS either. Be skeptical. Uncritically swallowing every nonsensical notion about "holistic" this or that is for suckers. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My boy is 14 years old and suffered epilepsy for two years. He is taking the Chinese medicine and his condition repeats sometimes. How to cure? Thx
Hard to say: There are some forms of seizure disorder that occur in kids that will eventually disappear as they get older. Unfortunately, those that begin in late childhood may reflect a true lifelong seizure disorder. Medication can often reduce the seizure frequency in most patients, but may be needed for years if not for life.Evaluation by a seizure specialist may give you specific answers. ...Read more
Is there a cure that can help a decrease in the right hippocampal lobe in the brain? If there is a decrease in the right hippocampal lobe in the brain that causes epilepsy, is a cure available other than medicine? Medicine hasn't been able to fully contro
If : If the proper treatment with medicines cannot stop focal seizures in a person with right hippocampal atrophy (small hippocampus or mesial temporal lobe sclerosis) then one should consider four main alternatives (not necessarily this order): -re-evaluation of the seizures with video eeg and neuropsychological testing and an MRI to see if surgery to remove leftover epileptic tissue in the brain is a possibility. -special diets (modified atkins diet, ketogenic diet). It is not a simple task and the risk of long-term use of ketogenic diets in adults have not been studied and documented. -use of the vagus nerve stimulator -use of an brain (cortical) stimulator (aka rns or similar type) such over the right hippocampus - right now you would have some difficulty finding a center to do that but hopefully trials will restart in the near future. ...Read more
My son is suffering from epilepsy. How long does it take to cure. At present he is under treatment of neurologist and taking oral drug oxatol 450 bd?
?Cure?: True epilepsy can be a lifelong problem. Some seizure disorders in childhood will disappear as the nervous system matures and be gone by adulthood. The specific pattern for your sons illness is best determined by the treating physicians. Your questions are good ones & best answered by those who know your son well. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
It can IF we know...: ....what is causing the abnormal brain discharges. For example, a person were to have a brain tumor responsible for causing seizures and if that tumor could be 100% removed without damaging any other brain tissue....the epilepsy caused by the tumor would cease. However, most of the time we don't know WHAT THE CAUSE of the discharges is and therefore, controlling seizures is the best we can do. ...Read more
Treatment: Mostly yes: first identify the cause of seizures and then remove the cause; second, many non removable causes can successfully treated by antiepileptic medications, surgeries, diet, and vagus nerve stimulator. Few epilepsies are very resistant to treat non epileptic seizures must be ruled out. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What to do if I have been diagnosed with posttraumatic epilepsy and have it under control with medicine, can I become a cop?
Pretty difficult.: Many jurisdictions have specific restrictions. You should inquire with the areas you'd be interested in. ...Read more
Possible but unusual: Epilepsy seems best addressed if a surgical procedure deals with a focal temporal lobe lesion. Cortical lesions are much less responsive. Other than excision of affected lesion area, the more diffuse problems are not really curable and only hope is to control with meds or vagal nerve stimulators. ...Read more
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