Control the Symptoms of Epilepsy Naturally

Epilepsy is a group of issues in the brain that cause seizures. Not all people who have seizures will have epilepsy however. It is a relatively common condition that is often treated through drug therapy. The greatest way to control your epilepsy is to make sure that those around you are aware of the condition, aware of what can happen and trained to handle it if you experience a seizure. Managing stress is key in helping to control symptoms.

 

Is someone I know having a seizure?

  • The person may cry out of make a sound, then stiffen before their arms and legs move rhythmically.
  • Eyes are open.
  • They may not appear to be breathing and may turn blue, then breathe noisily.
  • The return to consciousness may be slow and followed by confusion.
  • Loss of urine is common.

 

First aid for Seizures

  • Be sure you or your loved one always carries a medical identification card.
  • Loosen clothing around their neck.
  • Do not try to hold them down.
  • Do not insert items into their mouth.
  • Reassure bystanders.
  • Remove any sharp objects from near the person.
  • Lay the person on their side following the seizure to keep their airways open.
  • Do not leave the person alone after the seizure.
  • Call 911 if the seizure lasts for more than five minutes or another begins within a few minutes of the first, or if they do not regain consciousness.

 

How can I treat epilepsy?

  • Acupuncture has been shown to help alleviate symptoms and help to prevent seizures.
  • Make sure you take vitamin E and selenium supplements as those with epilepsy are often deficient. You may also need folic acid, vitamin D and calcium.
  • A high-fat, low-protein and low carb diet has historically shown to help control symptoms.
  • Go organic to avoid environmental triggers such as pesticides.
  • Avoid anything with mercury, cadmium, and aluminum as they can induce seizures.
  • Consider a consultation with a homeopath to discuss homeopathic alternatives.
  • Biofeedback has been shown to help train the brain to be less sensitive to changes that may cause seizures.
  • Learn and avoid any food allergens.
  • Try to control anything that can disruptĀ  your sleep such as sleep apnea or snoring.
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