Women with epilepsy face more challenges than men

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Women with epilepsy face more challenges than men
« on: September 04, 2012, 05:33:43 PM »
ata suggest that as many as 40 per cent of menstrual cycles in women with epilepsy do not release an egg.

A woman’s seizures might go away when she reaches menopause; this usually happens in women who have catamenial epilepsy.

If a woman can identify the role of hormones playing in her seizure patterns, it can help her treatment. Keeping a calendar of menstrual cycle and the days of having seizures helps; including notes about other factors that might be important, such as missed medication, sleep loss, stress or other illness. By sharing these records with the doctor, a woman can work together to manage her epilepsy more effectively.

Dr Shagufa Anwar,
General Manager, Business Development of Apollo Hospitals, Dhaka
Source: The Daily Star, February 20, 2010