The Ketogenic Diet in Drug-resistant Epilepsy

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Relevance Epilepsy is a disorder in which periodic seizures are caused by abnormal electrical impulses that occur in the brain. In most people, seizures can be controlled with one or more antiepileptic medications, but sometimes after a while these medications stop helping (so-called drug-resistant-epilepsy). People with drug-resistant epilepsy may be prescribed a special diet (the so-called ketogenic diet). Ketogenic diets are high in fat and low in carbohydrates. The purpose of this review was to study the effects of ketogenic diets on seizure control, cognitive abilities (such as learning, attention, and academic performance in children; learning, attention, and memory in adults), and behavior. We also looked at the side effects of this diet, the number of participants who dropped out of studies, and the reasons for their dropping out. Characteristics…
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Ketogenic Diet for Epilepsy

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According to many doctors specializing in the treatment of epilepsy, a great effect is achieved by using a ketogenic diet. Epilepsy is a disease that is accompanied by characteristic attacks: seizures, mood changes, mental disorders, hallucinations, aggression, panic attacks, delusions, etc. Significantly improve the condition of patients, as well as to stop epileptic seizures, complex therapy will help, which includes: physiotherapy, medicines, ketogenic diet. The essence of ketogenic diet Currently, in the treatment of epilepsy specialists use ketogenic diet, which is contraindicated in infants under 1 year. Due to very severe nutritional restrictions, this diet should be prescribed by the attending physician, after a comprehensive examination of the patient. Long-term restriction in nutrients supplied to the body from various products can significantly reduce the frequency of epileptic seizures. In some…
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