Although we do not know all causes of epileptic seizures, many patients of epilepsy have managed to reduce their frequency of seizures by avoiding certain triggers. A good diet and regular exercise can be a simple way to take control of your life with epilepsy.
While there isn’t enough evidence proving the link between food and epileptic seizures, but there are many patients of epilepsy who believe otherwise. And many neurologists also recommend dietary changes, depending upon your type of epilepsy and the medication you are taking.
That’s why you should consult with your neurologist and ask if there are any changes you can make at home to avoid specific triggers.
The ketogenic diet has proved successful in the treatment of children with epilepsy, although the studies on adult cases are not enough. These diets include high-fat foods such as:
The ketogenic diet is kind of restrictive, not very tempting to eat, and difficult to prepare. That’s why there is another type of diet named the Atkins diet which has been modified for use in patients with tough-to-treat epilepsy.
Other than that Omega-3 fish oil is also found to be successful in reducing the frequency of seizures for epilepsy patients.
Although the causes of epilepsy are wide-ranging, here are few things you can do to minimize the risk of developing epilepsy:
Know Your Triggers– Although triggers generally don’t cause epilepsy but it does increase the chances of having seizures. Thus knowing your specific triggers can help you to know when they are coming. Typical seizures are:
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