Epilepsy is a general term for recurring seizures. There are many different types of epilepsy as well as types of seizures. It cannot be cured but there is medication to help control it. This month highlights the disease for awareness and continued research for a cure.
Epilepsy affects children and adults. Currently in the US there are 3.4 million people living with epilepsy.
If you are diagnosed, there are more than 20 different anti-seizure medications available. You would work with your doctor to find the right one. It might be that a combination of medications would be right for you.
According to the Mayo Clinic more than half those diagnosed with epilepsy will be helped with the first medication. There are also instances where medication can be stopped.
It is important for you to understand your condition. You should keep taking your medication once prescribed. Keep a record of your seizures. Notice if there are any patterns. You might be able to avoid some triggers. Get enough sleep and maintain a well-balanced diet. Regular exercise is also important.
Private Home Health Care recommends that you learn more about epilepsy. The Epilepsy Foundation website is https://www.epilepsy.com. Visit it to learn more about the disease and what you can to raise awareness.