Epilepsy treatments include medications that control seizures. Other treatment options include surgery and nerve stimulation. For some, the ketogenic diet can help; however, this diet requires medical supervision.
Many people with epilepsy can become seizure-free by taking one anti-seizure medication
, which is also called anti-epileptic medication.
Anti-seizure medications may have some side effects. Possible side effects
- Weight gain
- Loss of bone density
- Skin rashes
- Loss of coordination
- Speech problems
- Memory and thinking problems
When medications fail to provide adequate control over seizures, your doctor may recommand a surgery
. With epilepsy surgery, a surgeon removes the area of your brain that's causing seizures
In addition to medications and surgery, these potential therapies
offer an alternative for treating epilepsy:
- Vagus nerve stimulation
- Ketogenic diet
- Deep brain stimulation
Keywords: treat epilepsy; treatment epilepsy; epilepsy treatment.