Definitions for "Seizure Disorder"
A seizure disorder includes any condition of the brain in which there are repeated seizures.
A medical condition that is characterized by episodes of uncontrolled electrical activity in the brain (seizures). Some seizure disorders are hereditary, but others are caused by birth defects or environmental hazards, such as lead poisoning. Seizure disorders are more likely to develop in-patients who have other neurological disorders, psychiatric conditions, or immune-system problems. In some cases, uncontrolled seizures can cause brain damage, lowered intelligence, and permanent mental and physical impairment. Diagnosis is by observation, neurological examination, electroencephalogram (EEG), and in some cases more advanced brain imaging techniques. Treatment is usually by medication, although in difficult cases a special diet or brain surgery may be tried.
Recommendation High/Increased Fat Diet"...A ketogenic diet is one that is high in fat, low in carbohydrate and protein..."
Relationship to Gluten Sensitivity / Celiac Disease"...In a second group of 9 patients, celiac disease was not recognized because of mild or absent symptoms, but the diagnosis was confirmed by jejunal biopsy..."
Relationship to Gluten Sensitivity / Celiac Disease"Blood tests for gluten sensitivity antibodies were performed on 783 patients referred for seizures..."
The Condition"...Known causes of seizures include ... Metabolic abnormalities found in diabetes mellitus, electrolyte imbalances, kidney failure, uremia, nutritional deficiencies and phenylketonuria (PKU)..."
The Condition"...Known causes of seizures include ... Hormone changes experienced during pregnancy and menstruation..."