Seizures treatment depend on the cause and treating the cause of the seizures may help prevent the occurrence of future seizure. A seizures is a sudden, uncontrolled electrical disturbance in the brain. It can cause changes in your movements or feelings and levels of conciousness. If YOU have two or more seizures or a tendency to have recurrent seizures, YOU have epilepsy.
However, nerve cells (neurons) in the brain create, send and receive electrical impulses that allows the brain’s nerve cells to communicate. Anything that disrupts these communication pathways can result in a seizure. Not every person who has a seizure has epilepsy.
In this article I’ll be analysing: what is seizures, symptoms, causes, diets and seizures treatment.
And now you’re thinking:
How does this write-up benefit me?
Here are the benefits; you’ll know:
- Symptoms of seizures.
- What causes seizures.
- First Aid for seizures.
- What to eat, what to avoid when you are suffering from seizures as well as
- Seizures treatment
Ready to get started?
Seizures can be mild to severe and vary depending on the type of seizure. They are:
- Loss of awearness.
- Temporary confusion.
- A starring spell.
- Cognitive or emotional symptoms such as fear, anxiety or deja vu and
- Uncontrollable jerking movements of the arms and legs.
Seizures are more common than YOU might think. Seizure may occur after:
- Low blood sugar.
- Kidney failure.
- Head injury.
- Liver failure.
- Heart disease.
- High fever.
- Lead poisoning.
- Any brain disorder and
Also, there are many types of seizures that ranges in severity. Doctors generally classify seizures (that occurs due to abnormal electrical activity in one area of your brain) or generalized seizures (which appear to all areas of the brain). Most seizures last from 30 seconds to two (2) minutes.
But wait, there’s more…
First Aid for Seizures
If YOU see anyone having a seizure take the following steps:
- Time how long it lasts.
- Clear the area of anything hard or sharp.
- Loosen anything at the neck that may affect his or her breathing.
- Turn the sufferrer on to his or her side.
- Put something soft beneath his or her head.
- Do not put anything inside such a person MOUTH.
- Call for MEDICAL ASSISTANCE, if such a person is diabetic, pregnant or injured and even if you’re experiencing seizures for the first time.
Here’s the big secret…
Diet: Seizures Treatment
Diet, medication and lifestyles changes are vital when dealing with seizures.
- OMEGA-3 FATTY ACIDS: have beneficial effects on the nervous system which might reduce frequency of seizures (Issue of Epilepsy Behavior, September, 2005). The good sources of Omega-3 fatty acids are: walnuts, water leaf, flax seeds, fatty fishes such as sardines, wild salmon, tuna, anchovies. YOU can meet your doctor to get the supplement of Omega-3 fatty acids.
- MAGNESIUM: It protects the cells from absorbing mercury, lead, aluminum and cadmium thereby preventing seizures. Magnesium calm irritated neurons and prevent extra burst of electrical activity. It promote good sleep. Better sources of magnesium mineral are: peanut (groundnut), cucumber, peas, spinach, kale, pumpkin seeds, brown rice, basil leaf, sage, cabbage, strawberries, kiwi fruit, guava, watermelon, lentils, banana, dill, coriander, beet green, sweet corn.
- VITAMIN E: help the body to control seizures. Food sources of vitamin E are: papaya (pawpaw), avocados, roasted cashew nuts, almonds, hazel nuts, pistachios.
- VITAMIN C: regular consumption of fruits and vegetables rich in vitamin C help to detoxifying the brain by changing mercury to gaseous form in the body temperature, which crosses easily through the cell membranes and tissues which can be eliminated from the body easily. Examples are: oranges, papaya (pawpaw), apples, banana, strawberries, mustard greens, cauliflower, broccoli, kale, kiwi fruit, bell pepper, Brussel sprouts.
MORESO, the following might be beneficial for people with seizures:
- Increase your fluid intake and keep yourself hydrated.
- Avoid energy drinks and caffeinated drinks and alcohol.
- Avoid emotional stress, sugary drinks and skipping of meals.
- Regular mild exercise reduce body CORTISOL levels, reducing seizures frequency. Once you feel like fainting when you’re exercising your body stop immediately.
- Excess consumption of coffee and tea can all deplete magnesium levels in the body. One sign of magnesium deficiency in the body is anxiety and chronic fatigue (tiredness).
This article is not meant to be a substitute to where the service of a medical practitioner is urgently needed.
1. Epsom Salt (Magnesium Sulphate) it improves the nerves functions, reduces stress and removes body toxins thereby minimizing seizures episodes.
Take 150 ml of fresh Orange juice (Osan didun in Yoruba; Oroma in Igbo; Alemu in Idoma; Lemu in Hausa; Sokoro in Efik) mix with half tablespoon of EPSOM SALT daily for seizures treatment.
Or: You may take half tablespoon of EPSOM SALT with 200 ml water instead of Orange juice for seizures treatment.
Or: You may add 1 tablespoon of EPSOM SALT to bath water two times in a week for seizures treatment.
2. Ginger (Chitta in Hausa; Atale in Yoruba; Jinja in Igbo) put half tablespoon of Ginger in 200 ml water. Allow it to boil. Strain and drink when it cool. Do it two times a day for seizures treatment.
3. Cloves (Kanumfari in Hausa; Kanafuru in Yoruba) put some pieces of Cloves in 300 ml water. Allow it to boil for 10 minutes. Drink when it cool. Do it two times a day for seizures treatment.
4. Chew fresh Occimum Gratissimum leaves (Arigbe, Nchuanwu in Igbo; Ewe Effinrin tutu in Yoruba; Doddoya in Hausa; Ayeneba in Idoma; Ira in Urhobo; Kunguleko in Tiv; Scent leaf, Basil leaf in English)
with two (2) tablespoons of Lime juice (Dankabuya, Ruwa lemu tsami in Hausa; Ekpe nkirisi in Igbo; Evwe in Urhobo; Omi osan wewe, Omi oronbo in Yoruba)
Take it twice in a day for seizures treatment.