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epileptic

 [ep″ĭ-lep´tik]
pertaining to or affected with epilepsy.

ep·i·lep·tic

(ep'i-lep'tik),
Relating to, characterized by, or suffering from epilepsy.

epileptic

/ep·i·lep·tic/ (ep″ĭ-lep´tik)
1. pertaining to or affected with epilepsy.
2. a person affected with epilepsy.

epileptic

(ĕp′ə-lĕp′tĭk)
adj.
1. Affected with epilepsy.
2. Of, relating to, or associated with epilepsy.
n.
One who has epilepsy.

ep·i·lep·tic

(ep'i-lep'tik)
Relating to, characterized by, or suffering from epilepsy.

epileptic

1. pertaining to or affected with epilepsy.
2. a patient affected with epilepsy.

epileptic seizure
a clonic-tonic convulsion during an epileptic attack.

Patient discussion about epileptic

Q. what are the chances for a one time epileptic seizure? I had an epileptic seizure a few years ago and after all the tests it appeared to be a one time seizure. I know having one indicates my tendency for this kind of seizures so should I be afraid now to do things that might bring it up again- like alcohol, drugs, being exposed to flashing lights or having lack of sleep? what are the chances of it to come back after 5 years? any help will be very appreciated....thanks!

A. After 5 years with no recurrence of seizures after a one time episode, tha chances of having another one are low, almost exact to the general population. I would not advise you to start heavily drinking alcohol and doing drugs, because these things can certainly have an effect, however you need not be afraid.

Q. if some one gets a one time epileptic seizure- he have to take medication all his life? how do they decide if it's a one timer or it's going to continue from this day forth?

A. I had a one time epileptic seizure 5 years ago (due to lack of sleep- probably) and didn't have to take any medication though I did have some tests made like EEG and CT every half a year for some time. Like everything else in life- you can't decide it's not a one time till you get the second- which I hope you wont of course...
:)

Q. will my son get over his epilepsy he has had seizers since he was 6 months old he is know 3 and a half

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Each group comprised of 100 subjects labeled as Group-A (control group had healthy individuals), Group-B (newly diagnosed epileptic patients without antiepileptic therapy), Group-C (epileptic patients on Carbamazepine therapy, which was further subdivided into C-I having epileptic patients on Carbamazepine therapy less than 1 year n = 33, C-II had epileptic patients on Carbamazepine therapy 1-2 years n = 33 and C-III comprised of epileptic patients on Carbamazepine therapy more than 2 years n = 34).
Table 1 reveals that the epileptic patients had significantly more feelings of inadequacy and more suicidal ideation than normal control (t =30.
Few participants were of the opinion that pouring water on the face, giving water for drinking, accompanying the patient to the hospital, giving psychological support to the patient and decreasing the fever using a moist towel if the fever was present can be the first aid required for the epileptic patient.
This may point to a greater plasticity in the epileptic tissue, which to some extent can be compared to the brain tissue of a newborn.
On the other hand, treatment with carbamazepine and oxcarbazepine is effective and considered a routine treatment in patients with FLE, and carbamazepine is also the most effective drug monotherapy in partial epileptic patients.
Here, I think your work is most often read through the lens of Epileptic.
Wasay Shakir, addressing the programme said 50,000 of the estimated number of epileptics are registered to be seeking proper treatment while no less than 25,000 remain devoid of the needed essential treatment.
The guidelines also recommend that pregnant epileptic women avoid smoking at all, since evidence indicates that women who smoke during pregnancy may increase the risks of early contractions, labour, and delivery, even if they are not taking AEDs during pregnancy.
The burns tend to be deep, and this is because of the inability of epileptic patients to withdraw from the heat source during a seizure.
She said she was "certain" he had taken his epileptic medication on October 26, the day after he was admitted to the hospital.
Experimental groups: Five healthy and five epileptic adult male Wistar rats (3 months old, weighing 230-400 g) were selected.
Epileptic seizure is a transient occurrence of signs and/or symptoms because of abnormal, excessive, and synchronous discharges of brain neurons.

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