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All About Epilepsy In Children

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Is your child suffering from epilepsy? Does his condition worry you? Watching him suffer from a seizure can be a traumatic thing.

Many children suffer epilepsy due to many reasons: difficulty during birth, a severe head injury, or a medical condition like meningitis. Epilepsy affects all age groups.

While for some children, epilepsy ends after childhood, it may be recurring for some. With a little bit of caution and medication, epilepsy can be controlled.

Go through this ClipBook to know all about epilepsy, its causes and possible remedy.

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All About Childhood Epilepsy

Epilepsy is a disease of the central nervous system in which electrical signals of the brain to misfire. These disruptions cause temporary communication problems between nerve cells, leading to seizures.

Diagnosing Epilepsy

There are many other disorders that can cause changes in behaviour and can be confused with epilepsy. Since the treatment of seizures depends on an accurate diagnosis, making sure that a person has epilepsy and knowing what kind is a crucial first...

Caring For A Child With Epilepsy

The challenges of parenting are compounded if your child has epilepsy. Not only do you have the normal concerns about raising a child, but now you have to address emotional concerns both you and your child may have arising out of living and dealin...

Genetics Of Epilepsy

Genetics play a part in many types of epilepsy. It seems likely that the seizure threshold, for example, is partly determined by genetics.

Devices To Prevent Epilepsy

A novel battery-powered device implanted in his skull, its wires threaded into his brain, tracks its electrical activity and quells impending seizures. At night, he holds a sort of wand to his head and downloads brain data from the device to a lap...

Treatment

Doctors generally begin by treating epilepsy with medication. If medications don't treat the condition, doctors may propose surgery or another type of treatment.

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