If you or someone you love is a woman with epilepsy, you may be wondering if motherhood is an option. The good news is that in most cases, the answer is yes.
Surgery may lead to long-term complete seizure freedom in more than half of the drug-resistant patients with focal epilepsy.
Children with well-controlled seizures and no other serious medical conditions have no greater risk of dying than anyone else. But for children with more severe epilepsy or other health challenges, the risk — although still low — is somewhat increased.
If you witness someone having a seizure, don’t panic. Here, our Cleveland Clinic Epilepsy Center experts explain exactly what you can do to help.
Does your child’s seizure mean he or she will develop epilepsy? Know the facts, the causes of childhood seizures and what to do if one occurs.
If your child has epilepsy, it’s best to communicate with teachers and other caregivers to ensure she gets the best care — at home or at school. Get more tips on empowering others to help.
If you have treatment-resistant epilepsy, you may benefit from recent advances in surgical procedures. The newest is a treatment called responsive neurostimulation therapy, which the FDA approved late last year. The treatment can alleviate epilepsy for some patients with partial onset seizures that have not been controlled by two or more medications and are not candidates for surgical resection. The treatment is … Read More
A free, educational and interactive iPad tool called MyEpilepsy now allows you and your physician to manage your epilepsy more effectively. The app brings information and technology to bear on your condition and puts it all at your fingertips. A focus on three major needs Most importantly, the app covers three major needs of epilepsy … Read More
Some myths about epilepsy are centuries old, but they still persist. Imad Najm, MD, Director of Cleveland Clinic’s Epilepsy Center dispels 13 of the most common myths about epilepsy: Myth 1: If you’ve had a seizure, you have epilepsy Fact: A person is diagnosed with epilepsy when he or she has two or more unprovoked … Read More
Just about all aspects of a person’s life can be impacted by a diagnosis of epilepsy, including working, driving and family life. But the effects of epilepsy can reach into the bedroom as well, causing sexual dysfunction and disrupting intimate relationships. “Patients often think about the things they can’t do on a larger scale, but a lot of … Read More