epilepsy

6 Things That Can Trigger a Seizure Even If You Don’t Have Epilepsy

Harrison Ford has played a hero in the movies, but in real life, he gives that distinction to his 26-year-old daughter, Georgia. Earlier this month, the actor revealed that Georgia has epilepsy, and that it took years for her to get the proper treatment. “I admire her perseverance, her talent, her strength,” he told...

Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy (SUDEP)

By Orrin Devinsky, MD Today, approximately 3 million people in the United States are living with epilepsy, a condition that is characterized by two unprovoked seizures or one unprovoked seizure with the likelihood of more. While most successfully control their seizures with drug therapy, at least 3 out of 10 people with epilepsy continue to...

15 Fascinating Facts About Epilepsy

Epilepsy, also known as seizure disorder, is a serious condition in which a person experiences a sudden surge of electrical activity in the brain, affecting how they act or feel. There are many portrayals of this disorder in television (all of which are wholly inaccurate and for plot reasons only). Being personally afflicted with...

4 Ways to Manage the Rising Cost of Drugs for Epilepsy and Other Conditions

Research shows that the average price of medications in the U.S. is rising at nearly 10 percent per year. This affects the treatment of epilepsy and other medical conditions.If you or your loved one has epilepsy, then perhaps you will recognize your own medication among these examples. From 2013 to 2016, the list or...

15 things you only know if you have epilepsy

I was diagnosed with epilepsy out of the blue at the age of 21 during my final year at university.It changed my life dramatically over night and seizures continue to interrupt my life regularly.But it hasn’t stopped me from always seeking new challenges including further studies.There are some things I can no longer do...

Epilepsy care boosted by wearables and machine learning

 Dr PageEpilepsy is one of the most common, most serious and most unpredictable neurological conditions. According to the Epilepsy Society, one in 20 people will have a one-off epileptic seizure at some point in their life – but this doesn’t necessarily mean that they will go on to have epilepsy. One in 50, meanwhile,...

What I Wasn’t Prepared for When I Started Having Seizures

I am one of the nearly 3 million Americans who has been diagnosed with epilepsy. One in 26 Americanswill be diagnosed with epilepsy. Some of them will be diagnosed as a baby, toddler or child. For me, it was when I was 23. Most of the causes of epilepsy are unknown. For me, there...

52 Famous People with Seizure Epilepsy

Credits: Batman, Happy Feet, Showgirls, Purple RainalsoRANKED #17 onSaddest Deaths Ever#34 onThe Best Singers of All Time#96 onThe Druggiest Rock Stars of All Time#134 onCelebrity Death Pool 2016Lil WaynePhoto: user uploaded image Lil Wayne recently revealed that he has epilepsy.  He says that he doesn't know what it feels like to have a seizure because he...

BRITISH TEEN BECOMES FIRST PERSON TO BE “CURED” OF EPILEPSY

This is the moment a teenage boy became the first child in Britain to have hisepilepsy cured by a robot which created a ‘sat-nav’ of his brain.Billy Whitaker, 15, had suffered daily seizures for seven years and conventional surgery to remove part of his brain had failed.But neurosurgeons used a brand-new £350,000 robot –...

Epilepsy disrupts life

EPILEPSY - It can occur in anyone and at any age. This disorder alters the lives of the sufferer. We must find a new balance.Epileptic seizures can affect anyone. It can happen to anyone and at any age. Epilepsy occur in various ways depending on the part of the brain affected by epilepsy. If the whole...

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