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Hormonal Imbalances and Seizures in Women

December 9, 2017
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Many women with epilepsy have asked their doctors about the connection between seizures and hormones, but not every woman has seen her concerns given the attention she’d hoped for.

Although it is not very well understood at this point, there are scientifically documented connections between seizures and hormones that not all physicians are educated about…


Hormones and Epilepsy in Women and Men…

February 23, 2016
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Hormones generally don’t cause seizures but can influence if or when they happen.

Whether you’re a woman or a man, sex hormones can influence the excitability of nerve cells in the brain and thus influence seizure control.


Hormone Imbalances and Seizures in Women

August 11, 2013
110 Comments

Many women with epilepsy have asked their doctors about the connection between seizures and hormones, but not every woman has seen her concerns given the attention she’d hoped for.

Although it is not very well understood at this point, there are scientifically documented connections between seizures and hormones that not all physicians are educated about.


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