domingo, 29 de marzo de 2015

CDC - Managing Epilepsy - Epilepsy - Division of Population Health

CDC - Managing Epilepsy - Epilepsy - Division of Population Health

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What can I do to keep my seizures in check?

Begin with these tips:
  • Take your medicine as prescribed.
  • Talk with your healthcare provider when you have questions.
  • Recognize seizure triggers (such as stress).
  • Keep a record of your seizures.
  • Get enough sleep.
  • Exercise safely.
  • Lower stress.
  • Keep in touch with friends and family members that can help you.

Epilepsy can get in the way of life, mostly when seizures keep happening. Sometimes, seizures make it hard to work, go to school, drive, and take part in social activities. When seizures are not controlled, it increases the risk of
  • Injury
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • In some cases, death
Sometimes even epilepsy treatment can cause problems such as feeling tired.
Self-management is what you do to take care of yourself. You can learn how to manage your epilepsy and have an active and full life.
WebEase is a free, online program for adults with epilepsy aged 18 years or older. The program doesn’t replace instructions from your doctor, but helps you follow those instructions and gain better control over managing your epilepsy. WebEase helps you learn more about epilepsy, set your own goals, and learn new skills to manage YOUR epilepsy.
Learn more about self-management and WebEase in this brochure for patients[PDF 1.7M].

What parents or caregivers can do

  • Talk with your child’s heath care provider to make sure your child’s seizures are controlled as much as possible.
  • Find ways to help teens live well with epilepsy with CDC’s You are Not Alone toolkit for parents.
  • Learn more about treatment options for your child with epilepsy, including clinical trials.
The Epilepsy Foundation also has helpful self-management resources for people with epilepsy and their caregivers.

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