Video: Doctor explains epilepsy
Posted by Associated Press on 19th June 2017
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Video: Doctor explains epilepsy

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Updated: 8:45 AM EDT Jun 19, 2017

Dr. Mark Fehr with Mercy Medical Center explains epilepsy.

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WEBVTT AUSES.AND, IT CAN DEVELOP AT ANY AGE.AND, DR. FEHR JOINS US NOW WITHMORE INFORMATION.GOOD MORNING.IT SEEMS TO BE MORE COMMONLYKNOWN AS A CHILDREN’S CONDITION.DR. FEHR: YEAH.FOR GOOD REASON.BUT THERE ARE A LOT OF PEOPLEWHO DEVELOP SEIZURES LATER INLIFE FOR A NUMBER OF REASONS.IT CAN BE SEEN AT ANY AGE.>> WHAT ARE SOME REASONS APERSON CAN GET SEIZURES?DR. FEHR: A STROKE, A HEADINJURY, CERTAIN MEDICALCONDITIONS.LOW-SODIUM, DEHYDRATION.MEDICATIONS, DRUGS.>> HOW DO YOU GO ABOUTDIAGNOSING EPILEPSY?DR. FEHR IT’S A LOT OF SITTINGDOWN WITH THE PATIENT AND THEIRFAMILIES DISCUSSING WHATHAPPENED THAT MIGHT HAVE CAUSEDTHESE THINGS.WE DO A SCAN OF THE BRAIN CALLEDAN MRI AND AN EKG TEST.>> IS THERE ANYTHING A PERSONCAN DO TO PREVENT IT FROMHAPPENING?DR. FEHR: SURE.THINGS THAT YOU WOULD THINK OFAS HEALTHY.GETTING GOOD SLEEP, MAKING SUREYOU ARE HYDRATED AND NOT TAKINGANY DRUGS.KNOW WHAT SIDE EFFECTS ARE INANY MEDICATIONS YOU ARE ON.>> THANK YOU SO MUCH PICK.