Epilepsy Related Conditions — Epilepsy Talk

In chronic conditions, such as epilepsy, the coexistence of more than one illness in a patient is the rule rather than the exception… Men and women with epilepsy have a two-to five-fold increase in the occurrence of conditions, such as migraine, cerebrovascular and cardiovascular disorders. Along with gastrointestinal disorders, pulmonary disorders, dementia, chronic fatigue, mood disorders, anxiety, and personality disorders. The type and prevalence of conditions is largely age dependent. For example, among epilepsy patients, asthma is common among the young, while cardiovascular diseases and stroke are prevalent in older individuals—but both occur more frequently than in the general population. Below is a sampling of some of the conditions which are related (but not necessarily caused) by epilepsy…

Epilepsy Related Conditions — Epilepsy Talk

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