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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

26 Apr

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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

26 Apr

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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

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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Menopause and Epilepsy

April 26, 2014 | By |

Menopause is the time in a woman’s life when her ovaries stop working, her menstrual periods stop and the level of sex hormones in her body decreases. We know that because hormones have an effect on brain function, seizure patterns may change in some women as they go through menopause. Read More

26 Apr

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Special Concerns for Teenage Girls

April 26, 2014 | By |

Puberty is the time when your body changes and you grow from a child into an adult. You get taller and weigh more, and you start to grow breasts and body hair. Some of these physical changes happen quickly and the dose of seizure medicine that worked before is not enough for your new body size. Read More

26 Apr

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LivaNova VNS Therapy

April 26, 2014 | By |

Vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) is a type of treatment in which short bursts of electrical energy are directed into the brain via the vagus nerve, a large nerve in the neck. The energy comes from a battery, about the size of a silver dollar, which is surgically implanted under the skin, usually on the chest. Read More

02 Jun

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NeuroPace RNS System

June 2, 2015 | By |

Responsive neurostimulation is a new approach to treating medically uncontrolled partial onset seizures.  The RNS® System is the first device to provide responsive neurostimulation, automatically monitoring brain signals and providing stimulation to abnormal electrical brain events just when it is needed.

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23 Jul

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Medtronic DBS Therapy

July 23, 2019 | By |

Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) for Epilepsy may improve your quality of life. DBS requires a neurosurgeon to place electrodes in a specific area (“target”) of the brain. The electrodes provide stimulation directly to the brain to help stop the spread of seizures.

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23 Jul

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LITT (Thermal Ablation)

July 23, 2019 | By |

Thermal ablation is also called laser interstitial thermal therapy or LITT procedure. It is a less invasive surgery option for some people with epilepsy. LITT uses laser technology to deliver a set amount of energy to a specific brain region. The laser energy changes into thermal energy and can remove or destroy the brain cells causing the seizures (commonly called seizure focus).

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