Epilepsy

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Tips for Epilepsy Caregivers

If the person you are caring for has a seizure, it’s important to clear everything out of the way so they don’t hurt themselves. Seizures can involve falling, shaking and stiffness in the body.

By The HealthCentral Editorial Team

Making Your Home Safe

Microwaving is the safest option for someone with epilepsy and there are many microwave cookbooks available. If you must use the stove, use oven mitts and cook only with the rear burners. If possible, use an electric stove to avoid open flames.

By The HealthCentral Editorial Team

What Are Treatment Options?

Epilepsy is one of the most common chronic neurological disorders, and close to 3 million Americans have a seizure disorder. Many patients who are treated for epilepsy can live normal lives, but finding the best treatment is critical. We asked Dr. Gr...

By The HealthCentral Editorial Team

5 different types of seizures

Seizures happen when the electrical system of the brain malfunctions. There are many different types of seizures, although people may experience just one type. Or they may experience different types. The kind of seizure a person has depends on which ...

By Allison Bush