Epilepsy: A Guide to Balancing Your Life

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ReadHowYouWant.com, 2010 - Health & Fitness - 272 pages
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Epilepsy is the most common neurologic disorder in children, adults, and the elderly. The Epilepsy Foundation estimates that over 2.7 million people in the U.S have epilepsy, and an additional 181,000 new cases are diagnosed each year. Despite these numbers, epilepsy is often misunderstood. Individuals diagnosed with epilepsy face many difficulties and lifestyle changes. A proper understanding of epilepsy is a vital first step toward managing this disease and maintaining a normal life. Epilepsy: A Guide to Balancing Your Life is an excellent resource for individuals who are diagnosed with epilepsy. Sponsored by the American Academy of Neurology, it contains practical and reliable information written in layman's terms. Filled with helpful tables and illustrations, this guide will answer commonly asked questions about epilepsy, explain how it is diagnosed and treated C I both with medications and other treatment options. It also discusses: Diet Epilepsy and pregnancy Sports and epilepsy Surgical treatment The effects of epilepsy in different age groups And much more!
 

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Contents

Diagnosing Epilepsy
1
Types of Seizures
31
Epilepsy and the Epileptic Syndromes
49
Treatment of Epilepsy with Drugs
59
Surgical Treatment for Epilepsy
128
Epilepsy and Womens Issues
146
Epilepsy in the Elderly
167
Epilepsy and Quality of Life
178
Driving and Seizures
201
Stopping AEDS and Status Epilepticus
208
Complications of Epilepsy
212
APPENDIX 1
221
Useful Sources of Information
222
Glossary
224
Index
227
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Staying Healthy with Epilepsy
187

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