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  • Epilepsy

    Epilepsy is a disorder of the brain. People who have epilepsy have electrical activity in the brain that is not… contagious. Seizures do not normally cause brain damage. Between seizures, a person with epilepsy is no different from anyone else. Symptoms of epilepsy The primary…

  • Epilepsy and Pregnancy

    Women who have epilepsy are at higher risk for complications during pregnancy, making medical care before, during, and after their… Pregnancy affects each woman who has epilepsy differently. Some women actually experience fewer seizures than normal while pregnant. However, women who have epilepsy and become…

  • Medical Marijuana

    HIV/AIDS and cancer. Some studies suggest medical marijuana can help ease the symptoms of: Multiple sclerosis Crohn disease Inflammatory bowel disease Epilepsy Glaucoma (not a long-term solution) Path to improved well being The FDA has approved some medicines that contain THC or cannabidiol

  • Neurofibromatosis

    Neurofibromatosis (NF) is a genetic disorder. It affects your nervous system and nerve cells. The condition produces tumors on your… People who have NF1 can be shorter than normal or have a larger head. Other side effects include body pain, headaches, and epilepsy. The first…

  • Seborrheic Dermatitis

    Learn about the causes of and treatment options for seborrheic dermatitis… Sometimes the numbers increase and lead to skin problems. Seborrheic dermatitis has been linked to neurologic disorders. This includes Parkinson’s disease, epilepsy, traumatic brain injury and stroke. Doctors do not know why. Other factors…

  • Obesity

    Obesity occurs when you weigh more than what is considered healthy for your age, gender, and height. It can cause… allergies) beta blockers, methyldopa (high blood pressure) insulin, sulfonylureas (diabetes) lithium (manic-depressive illness) neuroleptics (schizophrenia) progestins (endometriosis) tricyclic antidepressants (depression) valproate (epilepsy). Medical conditions that…

  • Air Travel Health Tips

    One key to air travel is to prepare ahead of time. Follow these tips to make your air travel healthier… if your dosages need to change if your eating and sleeping times will change at your destination. If you have diabetes or epilepsy, you should…

  • Febrile Seizures

    Febrile seizures typically occur in children ages 12 months to 18 months. They are generally harmless and caused by a… or she has epilepsy? No. A single seizure does not mean your child has epilepsy. Even repeated febrile seizures aren’t considered epilepsy. Children outgrow the…

  • Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate

    Cleft lip and cleft palate are birth defects that happen when a baby’s lip or mouth don’t form correctly early… pregnancy. Not getting enough nutrients during pregnancy, such as folic acid. Having diabetes before pregnancy. Taking certain medicines, such as some for epilepsy, during pregnancy…

  • Screening in Pregnancy

    When you are pregnant, genetic screenings can determine your baby’s risk for having Down syndrome, trisomy 18, and spina… had a previous pregnancy affected by a birth defect, women who have chronic diseases such as lupus, high blood pressure, diabetes, or epilepsy, or women who…

  • What You Should Know Before You Start A Weight-loss Plan

    If you’re starting a weight loss journey, talk to your doctor about your health conditions and healthy methods to drop… high blood pressure. Insulin or sulfonylureas for diabetes. Progestins for birth control. Tricyclic antidepressants for depression. Lithium for manic depression. Valproate for epilepsy. Neuroleptics for…

  • OTC Medicines: Know Your Risks and Reduce Them

    Over-the-counter (OTC) medicines can be purchased at the store without a doctor’s prescription, but care should still be taken to… have the following conditions are also at a higher risk: asthma bleeding disorders blood clotting disorders breathing problems diabetes enlarged prostate glands epilepsy glaucoma gout heart disease…