Can epileptics live alone?

Prohibited foods for epileptics

Seizures are the main sign of epilepsy. Some seizures may look like catatonic episodes. Other seizures may cause the person to fall down, shake, and be unaware of what is going on around them.

Sometimes it is difficult to tell if a person is having a seizure because the person having a seizure may appear confused or look like he or she is staring at something that does not exist. Other seizures may cause the person to fall down, shake, and be unaware of what is going on around them.

People having a seizure for the first time should talk to a health care provider, such as a doctor or nurse practitioner. He or she will talk to the person about what happened and try to find the cause of the seizure. Many people who have seizures have tests such as brain scans to get a better picture of what is happening. These tests are painless.

Many kinds of health care providers treat people with epilepsy. Primary care providers, such as family physicians, pediatricians and nurse practitioners, are often the first to see a person with epilepsy when he or she first has seizures. These providers may make the diagnosis of epilepsy or they may speak with a neurologist or epileptologist.

What an epileptic should not do

If a person is having a seizure, doctors may do some tests, such as a computed tomography (CT) scan, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) or electroencephalogram (EEG). CT scans or MRIs help doctors see the brain, while EEGs record brain waves. But don’t worry; these tests are painless. Perhaps, the doctor will also order some blood tests.

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But beyond that, most people with epilepsy can live a normal life and do the same things as anyone else. They can go to school and college and work. They can get married and have children.

Death from epilepsy

Seizures are the main sign of epilepsy. Some seizures may look like catatonic episodes. Other seizures may cause the person to fall down, shake, and be unaware of what is going on around them.

Sometimes it is difficult to tell if a person is having a seizure because the person having a seizure may appear confused or look like he or she is staring at something that does not exist. Other seizures may cause the person to fall down, shake, and be unaware of what is going on around them.

People having a seizure for the first time should talk to a health care provider, such as a doctor or nurse practitioner. He or she will talk to the person about what happened and try to find the cause of the seizure. Many people who have seizures have tests such as brain scans to get a better picture of what is happening. These tests are painless.

Many kinds of health care providers treat people with epilepsy. Primary care providers, such as family physicians, pediatricians and nurse practitioners, are often the first to see a person with epilepsy when he or she first has seizures. These providers may make the diagnosis of epilepsy or they may speak with a neurologist or epileptologist.

Loving an epileptic

First aid for generalized tonic-clonic (grand mal)When thinking of a seizure, most people picture a generalized tonic-clonic seizure, also called major epilepsy or grand mal. In this type of seizure, the person may scream, fall, shake or spasm and be unaware of what is going on around them.

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