Epilepsy

Also indexed as:Convulsions, Falling Sickness, Seizure Disorders
A sudden seizure is the most clear and common sign of this brain disorder. According to research or other evidence, the following self-care steps may be helpful.

The right diet is the key to managing many diseases and to improving general quality of life. For this condition, scientific research has found benefit in the following healthy eating tips.

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Consider a ketogenic dietTo help reduce seizures in children, consult a specialist trained in initiating and supervising this special diet.
Try the Atkins dietSome epileptics have become seizure-free on the Atkins diet, which is similar to the ketogenic diet but is easier to follow, as it allows more protein and has fewer calorie restrictions.
Uncover food sensitivitiesWork with a knowledgeable professional to find out if eliminating certain foods reduces seizure frequency.

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The information presented in Aisle7 is for informational purposes only. It is based on scientific studies (human, animal, or in vitro), clinical experience, or traditional usage as cited in each article. The results reported may not necessarily occur in all individuals. Self-treatment is not recommended for life-threatening conditions that require medical treatment under a doctor's care. For many of the conditions discussed, treatment with prescription or over the counter medication is also available. Consult your doctor, practitioner, and/or pharmacist for any health problem and before using any supplements or before making any changes in prescribed medications. Information expires June 2015.

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