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Epilepsy (cont.)

Prevention

If the seizures are related to another medical condition, identification and treatment of that medical condition is the key to prevention. If anticonvulsant medication is prescribed, taking the medication on the recommended schedule and not missing medication is important.

  • Some people with epilepsy are quite sensitive to alcohol. If this pattern develops, avoid alcohol. Others may have seizures only after ceasing heavy alcohol intake. The key to prevention is avoidance of alcohol.
  • Sleep deprivation and stress certainly may increase the frequency of seizures in some people with epilepsy.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 7/23/2014
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