Strobe lighting at concerts linked to tripling in epileptic fit risk, cautions study

Organisers need to issue warnings and advice on preventive measures, particularly for those who have a history of epilepsy that responds to flashing lights, known as photosensitive epilepsy, argue the researchers, who note that the popularity of dance music events generates revenues of US$ 5.7 billion every year worldwide. Strobe lighting is known to heighten […]

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Know how to prevent epileptic seizures

Know how to prevent epileptic seizures

Epilepsy is a neurological disorder characterised by abnormal activity in the brain, triggering seizures. But, what happens in the human body when a seizure occurs? “Our whole body is an electrical system. We are communicating through the nerves, and they are electrical, and your brain is the main generator,” Glenna Tolbert, assistant clinical professor at […]

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#InternationalEpilepsyDay: Keto diet can help reduce occurrence of epileptic seizures, reveals study

The 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. New research suggests that increasing blood ketones by using ketogenic supplementation can reduce seizures without dietary restriction. A new […]

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Epilepsy Foundation organises personality development classes for patients

Epilepsy Foundation organises personality development classes for patients

The special sessions were arranged from May 19 onwards. The sessions were held on every Wednesday and Saturday. Topics like communication skills, body language, eye contact and professionalism were taken during the workshop. Surya said, “This disease requires medicine, but it also requires personality development to secure future of such patients. Thing like personality development […]

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Alarming: 40% of seizures are due to depression or stress

Image source: Google Pseudo seizures are commonly known as psychogenic non-epileptic seizures (PNES) these are episodes of seizures that an individual gets purely due to stress, depression or psychological reasons that are not due to epilepsy. Pseudo seizures have a gradual onset, whereas epileptic seizures tend to start abruptly. Symptoms at the onset of pseudo […]

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Rare: Passing urine triggers seizures in case of a 6-year-old

Epilepsy is a rather difficult disease to deal with. If it is true then anything can trigger seizures, the cause of the trigger is very important to be identified. Reflex seizures are triggers that are caused by reflexes. Last month, My Medical Mantra reported about a young boy who would get seizures if anyone touched […]

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Touch his right hand, and he gets epileptic seizure

Touch his right hand, and he gets epileptic seizures

Shreedhar Joshi (name changed) was just three days old when he got his first epileptic attack. His paediatrician in Malad prescribed medicines, but the little boy’s health issues did not end there. When he was six months old, he suffered a terrible fall at home following which he would suffer from at least four seizures […]

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Rare: Mumbai man suffers seizures after sex

Rare: Mumbai man suffers seizures after sex

On a showery Monday morning, a couple rushed to Sion Hospital for an unusual problem. Sameer Goyal, (name changed) a 35-year-old Sion resident and his wife Payal (name changed), seem worried as they wait for their turn outside the out-patient department (OPD) 21 at the hospital. Dr Sagar Karia, secretary of Bombay Psychiatric Association as well as consulting […]

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