Treatments for Epilepsy

Treatments for epilepsy may involve medication or surgery depending on the underlying cause of the condition. Medicines called anti-convulsants may control the amount and severity if seizures. Doctors prescribe dosages and all medications come with their own sets of risks and complications. If the side effects are too uncomfortable, speak to your doctor about trying an alternative but never stop taking any medication on your won.

A more drastic form of treatment for epilepsy is surgery. Surgical procedures are used to remove abnormal brain cells. This has proved successful in some patients. Implanting a Vagus Nerve Stimulator (VGS) can also help reduce the number of seizures in severe cases. 
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