Let’s start here: I’m a woman who has been living with #Epilepsy for 28 years and counting; I will be writing this piece based on my experience and what I’ve been told. First, it’s a must to prioritize yourself and study more about managing epilepsy, especially as a woman and even a girl who has different types of epilepsy. Exercising is a great benefit, especially for individual with epilepsy. While preserving one’s real goal when it comes to health can be an adventure, especially as a woman who will forever evolve.
One thing is for sure; our hormones are a certified health feature that does cause issues and holds a strong impact, specifically within puberty and the start of menopause. The brain contains many nerve cells and directly impacts elements like www.aafp.org/pubs/afp/issues/2002/1015/p1489.html, which is known to have the possibility have a seizure. Even when having the moments of a menstrual cycle can also cause a seizure. For individuals who use epilepsyfoundation.org.au/managing-epilepsy/women-and-epilep... when having that needed conversation with your physician, consider that some anti-seizure medications may not mix with the birth control used. Also, remember once more that when it comes to epilepsy can be disabling and, unfortunately, cause different complications. Epilepsy and other disabilities cause more of a disadvantage for women, and they may even experience issues such as mobility, www.epilepsy.com/complications-risks/moods-behavior, www.epilepsy.com/complications-risks/thinking-and-memory/dia..., sleep, and much more.
Easing the frustration of being a woman and having epilepsy can be a rollercoaster and pathway of no direction, just little hints. But one thing is for sure when exercising does provide physical and mental health support. Going on a journey or participating in any amusement out of this world, you may have to consider that these new activities can be risky. Even specific exercises may cause some damage; try to research what you can do and always take your time, especially if you’re an individual with frequent episodes. When going through this voyage, try to be a friend or someone you trust who understands your ability. Also, ensure you’re taking your new health journey cautiously but still enjoy.
Start with this when taking part in this new pathway.
Invite your friends and family
Do easy activities like taking a walk around your neighborhood.
Start with gentle stretching and movements like jumping jacks and easy running in place to get your core temperature up
Start Small but, always do something with excitement
get a good night’s sleep
Remeber to take your meds and always have meals
avoid exercise if you are overtired
Do an in-person or even virtual activity; but, please let the educator know of your disability and showcase some identifications like a medical alert bracelet and other items.
Always take your time.
Remember sharing these experiences, especially with epilepsy, by doing this and sharing this opens the door to spreading awareness. But please remember to concentrate on your well-being, especially when placing yourself on a solid and consistent activity and an inspiring journey.
YOU CAN DO THIS!
Epilepsy in Women
Epilepsy in women raises special reproductive and general health concerns. Seizure frequency and severity may change at puberty, over the menstrual cycle, with pregnancy, and at menopause. Estrogen is known to increase the risk of seizures, while progesterone has an inhibitory effect. Many antiepileptic drugs induce liver enzymes and decrease oral contraceptive efficacy. Women with epilepsy also have lower fertility rates and are more likely to have anovulatory menstrual cycles, polycystic ovaries, and sexual dysfunction. Irregular menstrual cycles, hirsutism, acne, and obesity should prompt an evaluation for reproductive dysfunction. Children who are born to women with epilepsy are at greater risk of birth defects, in part related to maternal use of antiepileptic drugs. This risk is reduced by using a single antiepileptic drug at the lowest effective dose and by providing preconceptional folic acid supplementation. Breastfeeding is generally thought to be safe for women using antiepileptic medications.