epilepsy

  • New hope for patients with epilepsy

    Magazine

    Posted on 10 April 2019

    A seizure can occur in any individual at any age and can negatively impact day-to-day living. However, a dedicated treatment centre at Mediclinic Bloemfontein is geared to offer patients who

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  • Star of the north

    Magazine

    Posted on 10 April 2019

    Epilepsy is a brain disorder that can disrupt bodily functions, causing trouble with breathing and an abnormal heartbeat. While epileptics are treated effectively by their GPs, many have gone for

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  • Epilepsy surgery for children – from a neurosurgeon’s perspective

    Children (1 to 12 years)

    Posted on 31 July 2018

    Epilepsy is a neurological condition characterised by recurrent seizures, or convulsions that occur when there is abnormal electrical activity in the brain. Epilepsy South Africa estimates the condition affects one out of every 100 people in South Africa, with 75% of those experiencing their first seizure before the age of 20.

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  • Can you get epilepsy from a tapeworm?

    Neurology

    Posted on 18 December 2017

    Eating raw or undercooked pork is highly risky for your health, not only because of the likelihood of bacteria in the meat, but also for the chance of picking up tapeworm.

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  • Five things you didn’t know about epilepsy

    Neurology

    Posted on 8 May 2017

    Epilepsy is a multifaceted set of conditions and affects each patient differently. Here are five things you may not know about epilepsy.

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  • Staying ahead of epilepsy

    Expertise

    Posted on 31 October 2016

    Epilepsy is in fact a group of conditions better thought of collectively as the epilepsies, explains Dr James Butler, a neurologist at Mediclinic Constantiaberg. Dr Butler stays at the forefront of the latest research and, together with a team of healthcare providers specialising in the epilepsies, ensures that patients receive the best care available.

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  • Conquering epilepsy

    Neurology

    Posted on 16 August 2012

    There are different types of seizures, including epileptic seizures and non-epileptic seizures. The latter are usually caused by emotional or psychological distress. Occasionally, reduced blood flow to the brain may cause neurological events (‘faints’) that resemble epileptic seizures. A blocked artery to the brainstem or ‘mini-strokes’ (transient ischaemic attacks) may also cause episodes that resemble epileptic seizures.

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  • Understanding seizures

    Neurology

    Posted on 30 July 2012

    A seizure would have made you pass out, or move or behave in an unusual way, as it’s the result of abnormal electrical activity in the brain. Most seizures last only a few seconds or minutes and are typically associated with epilepsy, but not everyone who has had a seizure has epilepsy.

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