Medical expert advises people with epilepsy not to stockpile medicines
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  February 1, 2019  
  Epilepsy  
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 Medical expert advises people with epilepsy not to stockpile medicinesMedical expert advises people with epilepsy not to stockpile medicines
 
Leading epilepsy expert, Professor Ley Sander is advising people with epilepsy not to stockpile medication themselves.
 
   Protein-secreting device implanted in epileptic rats reduces seizures, improves cognitionProtein-secreting device implanted in epileptic rats reduces seizures, improves cognition
 
A protein-secreting device implanted into the hippocampus of epileptic rats reduces seizures by 93 percent in three months, finds preclinical research published in JNeurosci.
 
   Can CBD Oil Be Used to Treat Epilepsy?Can CBD Oil Be Used to Treat Epilepsy?
 
Cannabis is one of the most widely used recreational drugs worldwide. It comes in many variations that have been used both for medicinal purposes e.g. in the treatment or management of various diseases, as well for recreational purposes to achieve a ‘high’.
 
 Epileptic Seizure Causes
 
Epileptic Seizure CausesEpilepsy is the general term used to describe a condition where people suffer from seizures. In many cases, the exact cause of this condition is not known and no trigger for a seizure can be identified.
 
 
 Catamenial Epilepsy
 
Catamenial EpilepsyCatamenial epilepsy is a form of seizure disorder that occurs in women with the frequency of the seizures in sync with the time of the menstrual cycle. It appears to be caused by fluctuations in the level of estrogen and progesterone.
 
 
 Ketogenic supplementation can reduce seizures without dietary restriction, suggests study
 
Ketogenic supplementation can reduce seizures without dietary restriction, suggests studyThe ketogenic diet has proven successful in helping people lose weight and improve their overall health, including those with epilepsy. The low-carb diet transitions the body from burning sugar to burning fat and ketones for energy.
 
 
 Study links concussions to development of epilepsy
 
Study links concussions to development of epilepsyResearchers at the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC have identified a cellular response in mice to mild traumatic brain injuries that may lead to seizures.