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Epilepsy: A Guide for Balancing Your Life (American Academy of Neurology)by Ilo Leppik
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Epilepsy is the most common neurologic disorder in children, adults, and the elderly. The Epilepsy Foundation estimates that over 2.7 million people in the U.S have epilepsy, and an additional 181,000 new cases are diagnosed each year. Despite these numbers, epilepsy is often misunderstood. Individuals diagnosed with epilepsy face many difficulties and lifestyle changes. A proper understanding of epilepsy is a vital first step toward managing this disease and maintaining a normal life.
Epilepsy: A Guide to Balancing Your Life is an excellent resource for individuals who are diagnosed with epilepsy. Sponsored by the American Academy of Neurology, it contains practical and reliable information written in layman's terms. Filled with helpful tables and illustrations, this guide will answer commonly asked questions about epilepsy, explain how it is diagnosed and treated C I both with medications and other treatment options. It also discusses:
Diet Epilepsy and pregnancy Sports and epilepsy Surgical treatment The effects of epilepsy in different age groups And much more
Epilepsy: A Guide to Balancing Your Life is essential reading for all people with epilepsy seeking a better quality of life, and for family members and caregivers needing a better understanding of this condition.
Book News Annotation:
Most people with epilepsy can lead full, productive, and satisfying lives, says Leppik (MINCEP Epilepsy Care Center, Minneapolis), once they get the proper care and understand the condition. In language accessible to general readers, he provides information on such aspects as diagnosis, types of seizures, drugs, surgical treatment, women's issues, the elderly, quality of life, managing common problems, and driving. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
People diagnosed with epilepsy face many difficulties and lifestyle changes, but a proper understanding of the disease is a vital first step toward maintaining a normal life. Written in simple terms, this invaluable resource answers commonly asked questions about epilepsy and explains how it is diagnosed and treated, both with medications and other treatment options. Filled with helpful tables and illustrations, the guide offers current, reliable information on diet, surgical treatments, pregnancy, sports, and much more.
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