Treatment of Epilepsy
Epilepsy tends to suffer from recurrent seizures. The treatment method for this disorder has increased over the years thanks to research. Anti-Epilepsy treatment and surgery is the most feasible and widely used treatment method. However, none of these methods heals. Medication if taken with the prescribed dose will help control the occurrence of seizures.
Treatment for epilepsy aims to make the patient's life free from disability and increase age rather than providing temporary relief from pain.
As always, effective care requires a diagnosis of the right problem. For epilepsy, the doctor orders a test that identifies the type based on the symptoms and first-hand information provided by the patient or observer.
The most common diagnostic procedure is a blood test that provides a clear picture of the patient's health condition and the possibility of triggering a seizure.
Brain scanning is a useful tool in taking pictures of the brain using X-rays that help find damaged areas. A widely known type of scanning is Computed Tomography. Another expensive but sophisticated technique is magnetic resource imaging (MRI) which is useful in detecting lesions in the temporal lobe.
After the right diagnosis, the patient and doctor decide on the best treatment. This involves considering several factors such as age, gender, family history, allergies, and patient opinions.
Usually, patients are given a dose of medication and are asked to consume the same regularly. The results may not be as expected and will require a routine examination and increased dosage. When it identified that the drug had little impact on patient improvement, surgery appeared as an option.
Surgery provides better results for epilepsy which is prone to strokes, vascular defects, and brain tumors. The use of minimally invasive aids in patients enjoys a better quality of life.
The use of the Vagus Nerve Stimulation (VNS) device is another treatment option. This involves transmitting light amounts of electrical energy to the brain via nerves.
Regardless of the treatment method recommended by this doctor, epilepsy can also adopt natural and alternative therapies that will improve overall well-being. Examples include meditation, yoga practice, massage, Reiki, and aromatherapy.
It is possible that some patients will have side effects from taking care. This can include rashes, weight gain or decrease, and so on. This can be avoided if the doctor knows of any allergies or family history of obesity.
On the patient's side, avoiding possible causes of seizures and paying more attention to lifestyle enhances seizure management.