Melatonin Shines Again for the Most Dangerous Seizures

Seizures are very, very bad for the brain. Status epilepticus is the term for uncontrolled, unstoppable seizures.

Very often, these patients end up in the emergency room pumped full of sedatives just to stop the seizures. The damage to the brain under status epilepticus is even worse than that which occurs with single seizures.

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Can Diet Control the Worst Type of Seizures???

There is no way that something as simple and uncomplicated as diet can manage the worst-case scenario of epileptic seizures. Not when we have so many powerful drugs to control seizures.

This would seem to be the attitude of most neurologists because diet is usually the absolute last thing they would ever mention, and that is only after every anti-epileptic drug on the planet has not worked. But here’s a scary statistic: In only about 30% of the time does the first anti-seizure medication work to control someone’s seizures. The more medications that are tried, the less likely the next one is going to work. Ultimately, the number of epileptics who do not respond fully to medications may be as high as 40%.

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