Anti-epileptic treatment

1. Epilepsy mental disorder: Once a patient with epilepsy is diagnosed, it will inevitably bring a lot of psychological pressure to him. Many people have more or less psychological problems and often despair. The medication period for intractable epilepsy is often very long, and some patients may require life-long medication. In addition, it is inevitable that various unpleasant things will occur in daily life, especially those related to diseases, which often increase the psychological burden of patients. This leads to epileptic mental disorders. 2. Anti-epileptic drug treatment, damage to the brain: cause memory impairment, mental decline, personality change, and increase the number of seizures. Some people think that minor seizures, psychomotor seizures, and localized seizures are not harmful to the human body. This understanding is wrong. Although there are many epilepsy patients with superior intelligence and outstanding people, the intelligence of the entire group of epilepsy patients is still not as good as that of the normal population. Some symptomatic epilepsy are often accompanied by mental retardation, and there are even people with mental disabilities. 3. Shortened life expectancy: As epileptic seizures are sudden, it is easy to cause some accidents, and some patients will experience persistent conditions, resulting in poor breathing or suffocation, which seriously threatens the lives of patients. 4. Trauma: The patient may suffer a fall due to a sudden loss of consciousness during the attack, and may cause various injuries to the body by touching surrounding hard objects and sharp objects. Patients with intractable epileptic seizures are more prone to emotional agitation during the seizure, and may have aggressive behaviors such as self-injury, wounding, and destruction.

Causes of intractable epilepsy

 What is the cause of refractory epilepsy? The cause of epilepsy causes a lot of harm to many of us, and patients with epilepsy can choose a suitable method to receive treatment. Intractable epilepsy is a special type of epilepsy. It is difficult to cure and seriously troubles patients with epilepsy. Refractory epilepsy is not stubborn from the beginning. It may evolve into refractory epilepsy due to various reasons such as failure to treat it in time, incorrect treatment, and often factors that induce seizures.   Intractable epilepsy refers to those who still have convulsions after 2 to 3 years of long-term large doses of multiple antiepileptic drugs that still do not relieve. Some doctors further define the use of sufficient single or multiple drugs for epilepsy treatment after the diagnosis of epilepsy, and the blood concentration reaches the therapeutic level, it is still difficult to fully control the patient for a long enough time (2 to 3 years) , Which is called intractable epilepsy.   In order to better help everyone understand the origin of intractable epilepsy, let us first give a relatively easy to understand example. When a person returns home at night, he finds that the door of the house cannot be opened. This may be due to several reasons. 2. Going to the door of the house, but the key is wrong, and the wrong key has been used to open the door. 3. The home is right, and the key is right, but someone locked it from the inside, so it can’t be opened. Many simple epilepsy evolved into intractable epilepsy. Just like this example, there are mainly the following points. 1. At the beginning of treatment, the diagnosis was wrong.    2. The diagnosis was correct, but the treatment method was wrong.    3. The diagnosis was correct, the treatment method was also correct, but because it was a major attack and delirious epilepsy, or there was a brain node People with epilepsy who have sclerosis and diffuse neurological tumors tend to evolve into intractable epilepsy.   Through the above explanation of what is the cause of intractable epilepsy, you can understand it. In order to reduce the evolution of intractable epilepsy, it is necessary to promptly go to the regular epilepsy hospital for treatment when the epilepsy is discovered at an early stage. The diagnosis is clear, suitable for patients. The formal and effective treatment method is the cure and effective control of epilepsy. Guarantee.

How much is intractable epilepsy?

Epilepsy is a relatively common disease, some of which can not be cured for a long time, and repeated treatments have become refractory epilepsy and chronic epilepsy. It is difficult to cure with multiple drugs and is extremely difficult. It often brings great distress to patients and families. And uneasy. Specifically, intractable epilepsy refers to those who still have convulsions after 2 to 3 years of long-term high-dose multiple antiepileptic drugs (AEPS). 1) Danger to life: there are mainly status epilepticus, accidents, suicide, and sudden death that cannot be explained. The generalized seizure status is often accompanied by varying degrees of consciousness and motor dysfunction. In severe cases, there is more cerebral edema and increased intracranial pressure. Even with active rescue, the case fatality rate still reached 3.6%. At the same time, the incidence of neurological sequelae such as mental retardation, paralysis and more severe seizures is as high as 9%~20%. Because of the seizure characteristics of epilepsy, that is, recurrent and seizures, causing patients to suffer from illness at any time, it may also put patients in a dangerous state. And some patients can’t stand the torture or all kinds of stress and choose suicide as the way to go. In addition, there is another type of epilepsy called “sudden epilepsy”. In fact, its exact name should be “sudden death of unexplained epilepsy”, that is, epilepsy patients without other diseases within 1 hour after a seizure (world The WHO recommends that within 24 hours) sudden death, no comorbidities leading to sudden death, nor accidental death or status epilepticus. 2) Trauma: The patient may fall due to sudden loss of consciousness during the attack, touching the surrounding hard objects and sharp objects and causing various injuries to the body. Patients with intractable seizures are more likely to be emotionally excited during the seizures, and may experience excessive behaviors such as self-injury, wounding, and destruction. 3) Epileptic psychiatric disorder: Once a patient with epilepsy is diagnosed, it will definitely bring a lot of psychological pressure to him. Many people will have more or less psychological problems and often have despair. The treatment period of refractory epilepsy is often very long, and some patients may have to use the medicine for life. In addition, daily life will inevitably cause a variety of unsatisfactory things, especially those related to the disease, which will often increase the psychological burden of the patient. Causes epilepsy mental disorders. 4) Intellectual decline: The incidence of mental retardation in epilepsy patients is higher than that in normal people, especially intractable epilepsy. The main reason is that brain damage and brain dysfunction caused by the original disease will naturally cause inattention, poor orientation, and thinking, understanding, judgment, analysis, calculation, and memory will inevitably be affected. 5) Side effects of drugs: Intractable epilepsy has a long course of disease, the time of taking medication will naturally be longer, the types of drugs may be more and more complicated, and the toxic and side effects will be greater, and even toxic reactions may occur within the treatment range. . 6) Serious personal and social burdens.