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Some people with epilepsy find that over time they have to take larger and larger doses of their seizure medicine to achieve the same result. This effect is known as tolerance. Studies in both humans and animals have shown that tolerance is not much...
The risk that a person with epilepsy will be injured during a seizure at home can be greatly reduced by taking some simple safety precautions: Carpet the floors with heavy pile and thick underpadding. If tables and other furniture have sharp...
If a person is having a major seizure is in a crowded plane miles above the earth, the rules for first aid are different. Here are some tips: Clear space by folding up seat arms. Ask a flight attendant to find new seats for the other...
For many people, the scariest aspect of epilepsy is not knowing when or where a seizure will occur. In certain situations, a loss of consciousness is especially dangerous and emergency care must go beyond the routine procedures. A seizure in water...
What is Deep Brain Stimulation? Deep brain stimulation (DBS) is a medical therapy in which an implanted device delivers electrical stimulation to regions deep in the brain. Some uses of DBS to treat movement disorders such as tremor and Parkinson'...

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