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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 pregnancy-related complications. Regular medical care is important for monitoring these… 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 pregnant…

  • 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. There are two main types with different symptoms. Learn more about the treatment and… 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…

  • Air Travel Health Tips

    Information about how to make your air travel safer and healthier.Whether you’re new to flying or have your wings, air… 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…

  • 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…

  • Febrile Seizures

    Febrile seizures are seizures (convulsions) in young children caused by a fever above 102°F (38.9°C)… or she has epilepsy? No. A single seizure does not mean your child has epilepsy. Even repeated febrile seizures aren’t considered epilepsy, because children outgrow the risk of having a…

  • 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…

  • OTC Medicines: Know Your Risks and Reduce Them

    Over-the-counter medicines can cause unpleasant (adverse) effects. Be aware of your risks so you know how to avoid them… have the following conditions are also at a higher risk: asthma bleeding disorders blood clotting disorders breathing problems diabetes enlarged prostate gland epilepsy glaucoma gout heart disease high blood pressure…

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

    Learn about the different factors that can affect your efforts to lose weight. Talk to your doctor before you start… 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…