Why The Menopause Changes Epilepsy Cycles In Women

1 Feb

A summary of recent findings.

Various studies have shown that for women going through menopause, 40% report an increase in seizure activity, 30% report a decrease, and the remaining 30% report no change.

The increases in seizure activity seem to stem from quickly dropping levels of progesterone, which lowers quicker than oestrogen. This descent creates an imbalance between the two hormone levels and as such can create differences in the usual seizure activity cycles.

Anti-Epilepsy Drugs can also be affected by the menopause due to slight changes in body weight which is also down to hormone depletion.

It is recommended for menopausal women with epilepsy to use Hormone Replacement Therapy in the form of oestrogen AND a slightly higher rate of progesterone rather than just oestrogen on its own as in most cases of women without epilepsy.

6 Responses to “Why The Menopause Changes Epilepsy Cycles In Women”

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  2. Rosa February 11, 2012 at 10:52 am #

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  3. estrogen February 22, 2012 at 11:46 am #

    I know this website provides quality depending articles and extra data, is there any other site which gives these kinds of stuff in quality?

    • thebestreviewchannel February 26, 2012 at 4:26 am #

      Hello Estrogen, thank you for your comments. If you are looking at Epilepsy I have several articles at http://factoidz.com/profile/taniajayeward/ (I am currently working on several more of these articles) however, if you’re looking for more information on the Menopause; this will come up during the course of the next few weeks when I start my series on Women’s Health Issues.

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