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Is there a cure for juvenile myoclonic epilepsy?

Is there a cure for juvenile myoclonic epilepsy?

Gone with time: Most cases of juvenile myoclonic epilepsy (jme) do have to remain on some medication for many years. There are some cases where they are able to discontinue medication within a couple years of treatment. This is not a cure, but is a condition of resolution of the condition with time. There is no specific treatment that is designed to cure. Medications help control as well as good health habits. ...Read more

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Dr. Andrew Reeves
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Epileptic Seizures (Definition)

Epileptic seizures. Per Mayo Clinic "Epilepsy is a central nervous system disorder (neurological disorder) in which nerve cell activity in the brain becomes disrupted, causing seizures or periods of unusual behavior, sensations and sometimes loss of ...Read more


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Permanent cure for narcolepsy?

Permanent cure for narcolepsy?

No such thing: I only know little about this condition and the currently available treatments are only "so so" effective. There are on-going researches to find better treatment and possible cure. Make sure you work with your physician to find correctable causes of daytime sleepiness such as sleep apnea, thyroid disorder, medication side effects, diabetes etc..Keep good sleep hygiene, keep healthy. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for febrile seizure?

Is there a cure for febrile seizure?

Cure for febrile sz: For most people, febrile seizure occurs once or twice. Aging will lead to this condition disappearing, there is no treatment needed in these cases. In rare cases, normally for situations when febrile seizures occur more than two times, or if the EEG is abnormal, medicine may be used to prevent seizures. ...Read more

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What treatment is recommended for rolandic epilepsy?

What treatment is recommended for rolandic epilepsy?

Sometimes nothing!: Rolandic epilepsy is a form of epilepsy that often afflicts children, but it is considered a "benign" form of epilepsy. Most of the time it begins in children who are between 6 and 8, and it goes away by itself by around age 14. Because of the benign nature, often times no treatment is recommended. If the seizures are causing problem for the child, various seizure medicines can be helpful. ...Read more

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Question for homoeopathic doctors, is there any cure for leukodystrophy?

Question for homoeopathic doctors, is there any cure for leukodystrophy?

Not by homeopathy: A homeopath will give you warmth, attention, and perhaps some practical advice. Please forgive my frankness. If you or a loved one has a leukodystrophy for which bone marrow transplantation is not an option, the illness is not curable, either by science or magic. ...Read more

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Is there any permanent cure treatment for asthma for a child?

Is there any permanent cure treatment for asthma for a child?

No: At the this time, with our present medical knowledge, there is no permanent cure for asthma. Asthma is an atopic disease where hypersensitivity develops in the lungs and can be triggered by many things. Treatment can be temporary or life-long and there is no way to predict whether someone will improve to where meds are not needed. ...Read more

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What is treatment for epilepsy?

What is treatment for epilepsy?

Multiple: Anti-seizure meds a primary mainstay- single drug, or drug combinations. Surgery to remove seizure focus when meds fail. Others: vagus nerve stimulator, special diet, intracranial electrical stimulator. Avoidance of sleep deprivation, alcohol, recreational drugs, excessive stress. ...Read more

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Cure for tinnitus?

Cure for tinnitus?

No specific cure yet: There is no specific cure yet for tinnitus, however, it is important to make sure the tinnitus is not being caused by an acoustic nerve tumor. Additionally, one needs to keep the blood pressure under good control, and to make sure the tinnitus is not being caused by one's medications. Some reports show benefit with melatonin and acoustic therapy, but this is very preliminary information. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for migraines?

Is there a cure for migraines?

No cure : There is no cure for migraines. Knowing the triggers and avoidance of those triggers, migraines can be very easily controlled by therapy. The vast majority of patient with migraine headaches, have very infrequent headaches. ...Read more

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Is there any permanent cure for seizures besides surgery?

Is there any permanent cure for seizures besides surgery?

Smaller procedure?: Most patients achieve seizure control with medicines. Ask your neurologist if a vagal nerve stimulator is appropriate for your seizures. It is surgery- but not brain surgery. There are also interesting trials of gamma knife radiosurgery (focused radiation treatment to achieve the same goal as surgery). ...Read more

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What is cure for migraine?

What is cure for migraine?

No perfect pill: If you can obtain a triptan and take within the first 60-90 minutes of the migraine, this should abort the headache within 2 hrs. Meds to try include imitrex, zomig, maxalt, treximet, frova, relpax (eletriptan). If beyond timespan, consider an ergotamine or cambia. There are meds to prevent headaches, and your doctor might design a program, . ...Read more

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What is the treatment for juvenile myoclonic epilepsy?

What is the treatment for juvenile myoclonic epilepsy?

Depends: Valproate is very good, but should not be used with teenage girls. Keppra (levetiracetam) has helpful as well as topamax and zonegran. Needs a thorough evaluation by a good pediatric neurologist who knows about the disorder. ...Read more

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Any cure for dermatomyiositis?

Treatment: There are several treatments, but is more of a chronic issue and know clear 'cure' as far as i know. ...Read more

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Cure for thalassemia?

Cure for thalassemia?

Marrow Transplant: Currently the only way to "cure" thalassemia is to replace enough of the marrow cells that make red cells/ hemoglobin to result in normal oxygen carrying and delivery as well as reduced numbers of fragile red cells. And the only way to do this is by bone marrow transplantation. ...Read more

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Any cure for asperger's syndrome?

Any cure for asperger's syndrome?

Unfortunately no.: Like most illnesses, asperger's syndrome is a life long illness that we can manage, liike high blood pressure or diabetes, but cannot cure. ...Read more

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Are there "cures" for hemiplegic migraines?

Are there "cures" for hemiplegic migraines?

No cure, but: there is a management. It is uncommon migraine, but most debilitating one. The hemiplegic migraine usually presents with aura before the headache phase and the based treatment is a preventive medication called Topamax (topiramate). See orofacial pain or headache specialist for the definitive diagnosis and management. ...Read more

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I haven't suffered from an epileptic fit in nearly 9 and a half years. Does this mean I've been cured of epilepsy?

I haven't suffered from an epileptic fit in nearly 9 and a half years. Does this mean I've been cured of epilepsy?

Possibly: Some people with epilepsy may have no symptoms for years. It is hard to say if they are cured or not. If you are still taking medicine, you could not say you are cured. If your EEG is abnormal, you could not say you are cured. Even if you have a normal EEG and do not take medicine to prevent seizures, there is still a chance of recurrence. But the chance is much less in this case, typically. ...Read more

Dr. William Singer
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Seizure Disorder (Definition)

Seizure disorder also known as epilepsy, is a neurological condition in which the brain's abnormal electrical activity causes muscular convulsions and altered mental states. Epilepsy is diagnosed when an individual has ...Read more


Dr. Jay Park
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Epilepsy (Definition)

Seizures are sudden involuntary abnormal electrical events in the brain as a result of genetic predisposition or acquired disease processes when they recur epilepsy is the term ...Read more