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LifePODS - Seizures and Epilepsy

Epilepsy and seizures affect nearly three million people in the United States and more than 40 million people worldwide. By some estimates, nearly one in 10 people will experience at least one seizure by the age of 70.

The onset of seizures, at any age, can be a frightening and life-altering event. However, with appropriate diagnosis and treatment, the impact of seizures on a person's life can be minimized. And in many cases, the seizures can be fully controlled with medicine and/or medical treatment.

In this LifePod, a physician in the Epilepsy Center at Sinai Hospital, discusses the many different types of seizures and epilepsy. He also talks about how important it is for the patient to get the correct diagnosis and the multitude of treatments available, from medications to possible surgical options to medical devices such as the vagus nerve stimulator.

Questions

What is happing during a seizure?


What are the different types of seizures?


What is epilepsy?


What causes seizures?


How are seizures diagnosed?


What is an EEG?


What is a video EEG?


How are seizures treated?


What should you do if you see someone having a seizure?


What kind of treatment options are there for people whose seizures have not responded to medications?


What are the restrictions on daily activities for someone with seizures?


What other medical problems can resemble seizures?


What types of treatment options for seizures are available at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore?


Where can someone find more information on seizures?


 

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