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Can Cannabis Treat Epileptic Seizures?

If you have not had any luck using traditional medicine to treat epilepsy, have you considered cannabis for the effects of seizures? We’re here to explain the many benefits of medical cannabis to encourage you to try this alternative to treating the effects of epileptic seizures. About Epilepsy Epilepsy is described as the recurring process […]

Absence Seizures

You have probably heard an absence seizure called by another name—petit mal seizures. Like other seizures, absence seizures are caused by intense, abnormal brain electrical activity. Under normal conditions, nerve cells in the brain (called neurons) communicate with each other via tiny electrical signal transmissions. When seizures occur, the signals are abnormal and can affect […]

Types of Seizures & Causes

When a person has a seizure—a flurry of electrical activity in the brain caused by nerve cells misfiring–it is always a cause for concern, but it may not always be epilepsy. There are many types of seizures that are considered non-epileptic events, including febrile seizures, first seizures, and eclampsia in pregnant women. But some seizures […]

Parenting with Epilepsy

Parenting may be the hardest job on earth, and it’s even harder when presented with the challenges of a parent with epilepsy. Parents with very well-controlled seizures say they experiencing fairly normal parenting, but those with uncontrolled seizures find it very challenging. We hope it will get easier with these helpful tips. Honesty First, be […]

My Friend Just Had a Seizure: What Do I Do Now?

You’ve just witnessed a family member or friend having their first seizure, and it was terrifying for both of you. You never expected it, and neither did the nearly 3 million Americans who have epilepsy. You’re both understandably scared and you don’t know what to do next. First, just breathe. Try to calm down. Don’t […]

Can Epilepsy Patients Drive?

This is our first in a series of articles where we will dispel a series of myths about epilepsy. One of the most common myths is that people with epilepsy can’t drive. But they can! Here’s the scoop. Certainly patients with uncontrolled epilepsy are at high risk for motor vehicle accidents. No one is disputing […]

Carrying Medication While Traveling

If you are planning your next vacation or trip overseas, then one of the most important things you have to consider is your medication. Whether it’s pills to combat allergies or it’s something more serious like a breathing apparatus, it’s imperative that you understand what it will take to transport your medicine through customs. With […]

How Vagus Nerve Stimulation Therapy Helps Epilepsy

  How Vagus Nerve Stimulation Therapy Helps Epilepsy A procedure called vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) may be helpful for patients who suffer from epilepsy. The vagus nerve is called a cranial nerve because it originates in the brain. This nerve controls involuntary bodily functions, like motor functions in the diaphragm and stomach, heart functions and […]

Video Game Induced Seizures

If you have been known to have seizures while playing video games, you aren’t alone. People who have seizures while playing video games have photosensitive epilepsy. Seizures are triggered by visual stimuli that forms patterns in time or space. Visual stimuli that triggers seizures could be flashing lights, regular moving patterns or bold, regular patterns. […]

Medical Cannabis For Autism

Medical Cannabis For Autism Medical Cannabis is the twenty-first century’s bad boy wonder drug. This herbal medicine has a long history of illicit drug use, and is only legal for medical prescription and consumption by some states in the union. However, cannabis’s ability to fight off the symptoms and side effects of a plethora of […]

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