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Libido

April 26, 2014 | By |

Several recent studies document that men with epilepsy (MWE) experience lowered libido. The following scientific data support this statement. One study found that between 50 percent and 70 percent of all MWE report decreased sexual function and/or libido. Read More

26 Apr

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Reproduction and Fertility

April 26, 2014 | By |

Epilepsy does have an impact on reproductive function and fertility. Statistically, men with epilepsy (MWE) have a disproportionately high risk of reproductive dysfunction, which manifests as diminished potency and abnormal sperm characteristics and can decrease fertility. Read More

26 Apr

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Bone Density and Epilepsy

April 26, 2014 | By |

For both men and women who have epilepsy, there is an increased risk of bone disease due to certain medications that have been linked to reduced bone health. These include Dilantin, Tegretol, Phenobarbital and Depakote. Read More

26 Apr

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Parenting

April 26, 2014 | By |

As a man with epilepsy, your offspring are at a slightly higher risk than the general population for developing this disorder. Recent studies show that offspring of men with epilepsy (MWE) have a 2.4 percent risk of developing it, as opposed to the general population, whose risk is estimated at 1 percent. Read More

26 Apr

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Self-Esteem

April 26, 2014 | By |

There is no evidence that epilepsy per se causes low self-esteem. However, recent research suggests that people with epilepsy sometimes have difficulty forming relationships with others, possibly due to neurological damage to the temporal lobe. Read More

14 Apr

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Women & Hormones

April 14, 2014 | By |

There is a connection between seizures and hormones, although we do not understand it very well. We know that the female hormones, estrogen and progesterone, act on certain brain cells, including those in the temporal lobe, a part of the brain where partial seizures often begin. Read More

26 Apr

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Birth Control for Women with Epilepsy

April 26, 2014 | By |

All available birth control methods can be used by persons with epilepsy. These include: Barriers: diaphragms, spermicidal vaginal creams, intrauterine devices (IUDs) and condoms; Hormonal contraception: birth control pills, hormone implants, or hormone injections. Read More

26 Apr

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Epilepsy and Sexual Relations

April 26, 2014 | By |

Sexual relationships are a normal part of healthy living. Three things lead to sexual activity: first there is desire – wanting to have sex with a partner. When that feeling is strong, there is arousal – the physical feeling that you “need” to have sex. Read More

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Pregnancy and Epilepsy Medication

April 26, 2014 | By |

Studies which are being conducted in the area of pregnancy and epilepsy have helped to establish some guidelines for women with epilepsy. Many questions remain unanswered, however, and this is why continued research is so important. Read More

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Health Issues After Your Baby is Born

April 26, 2014 | By |

After your baby is born, your hormones change and medication levels in your bloodstream tend to rise, increasing the possibility of side effects. These factors may make it necessary for your physician to check medication blood levels more frequently in the first few months after delivery. Read More