The Effects of Epilepsy on the Body

The Effects of Epilepsy on the Body

Epilepsy is a disorder of the central nervous system that cause seizures. Its effects can be felt throughout the body and cause a great deal of emotional pain.

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Self Help website for patients with functional symptoms / conversion disorder / dissociative symptoms including functional weakness, non-epileptic attacks, dissociative seizures, functional movement disorders and functional sensory symptoms

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Evening primrose oil (EPO) is primarily used to treat skin conditions. It helps alleviate itchiness caused by dermatitis & eczema. The oil, gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), is an omega-6 essential fatty acid that is hard to come by in the diet. The brain is prompted by GLA to make a specific kind of prostaglandin which can work to prevent alcohol withdrawal symptoms, seizures & depression by indirectly protecting the nervous system & the liver. Using EPO daily can help lower BP & cholesterol…

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Signs and symptoms associated with hypoglycemia include nervousness, diaphoresis, weakness, light-headedness, confusion, paresthesia, irritability, headache, hunger, tachycardia, and changes in speech, hearing, or vision. If untreated, signs and symptoms may progress to unconsciousness, seizures, coma, and death. Polydipsia, polyuria, and polyphagia are symptoms associated with hyperglycemia. Acidosis results from uncontrolled diabetes mellitus, with hyperpnea (Kussmaul respirations)

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"Aura" is the term used to describe symptoms that may occur before a seizure. I also heard they can proceed a migraine, but I don't know if that's true. #EpilepsyAwareness

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