How to cure epilepsy?
Often, disillusioned with doctors, the patient goes to various “grandmothers” and traditional healers, but almost always – this is wasted time and money. And then the use of “folk” remedies, massage and water procedures are more likely to harm health, often leading to the death of the patient. The main thing is to come to an appointment with a competent doctor, which is more likely possible in large medical centers (and, moreover, in state ones).
A specialist doctor who knows and knows how to treat patients, and not see them as a source of income. To determine this literacy, the patient himself must know a lot about his illness. This does not mean that you need to become a doctor yourself, but being a “literate patient” is obviously simply necessary – after all, only a high-quality doctor can help, and it is not at all difficult to determine the level of professional training of a doctor if you do not know everything about treatment yourself, but at least Little.
One of the widespread neurological diseases nowadays is epilepsy.
Here’s what you need to know about epilepsy and its treatment
Epilepsy is a disease characterized by persistent convulsive or non-convulsive seizures (absences). There are generalized and focal, localized varieties of seizures. Symptomatic and idiopathic epilepsy or episyndromes are also classified. There are many known reasons that can cause epileptic seizures (vascular disorders, injuries, tumors, anatomical defects, etc.), but quite often it is not possible to unambiguously link the occurrence of the disease with obvious disorders. In most cases, medical treatment (mainly anticonvulsants), sometimes surgery may be required.
Traditionally, it is customary to treat epilepsy as a mental illness, and even doctors can think so, but it is not a mental disorder. Only a small number of sick people develop mental disorders and this is, rather, associated with insufficient social adaptation, when a person feels “out of the box” of life and this is not at all associated with convulsive activity as such.
Epilepsy is by no means a sentence, and the majority of patients are mentally healthy people who simply cannot realize themselves in society because of the ambiguous attitude of others. It should be remembered that with a properly selected drug treatment, the brain is restored and the epiativity goes away. However, selection is a rather long process and about 70% of patients after 5 years of adequate therapy do not have seizures, and 20-30% have remission for 2-5 years.
Despite a fairly large number of patients, this disease is treatable and does not mean an incurable disease. Now the spectrum of drugs for the treatment of epilepsy is quite wide, covering such mechanisms as inhibition of epiactivity, changes in the “templates” of the nervous system’s response to certain stimuli, stabilization of the interchange of impulses between neurons, etc. Surgical intervention, especially due to endovascular methods that allow to avoid craniotomy, is also a fairly effective method of treatment, ensuring the delivery of drugs directly to the focus of epileptic activity, rather than removing parts of the brain or convulsive foci.
So, thanks to the constantly developing methods of treatment and diagnostics, the development of new anticonvulsants, the treatment gives good results: only about 20% of patients with epilepsy live with seizures all their lives. It should be remembered that even the process of selecting drugs for the treatment of epilepsy is a long procedure, often requiring several years of treatment, but the price is recovery.
In any case, you need to remember that the range of diseases that are treated with folk remedies is not very large and epilepsy is not included in it. This is the case when official medicine brings a much greater effect.