1 in 3 people with epilepsy don’t see any improvements with anti-seizure medications and many find the side-effects of treatment difficult to cope with1

Epilepsy is one of the most common neurological disorders. For most people with epilepsy, medication is the best way of reducing seizures. However 1 in 3 people with epilepsy won’t see any improvements with anti-seizure medication.1

This can be a distressing time for people but there are other options available, and we want to let you know what they are.

Overall quality of life is another major consideration in the management of epilepsy.

Recent research showed that quality of life for children with epilepsy, even those responding to anti-seizure medication as being rated ‘Poor’ to ‘Average’. The side effects of medication on a child can be heart breaking for a parent or carer to see. But as we see here, these side effects can impact the whole family too.4

It doesn’t have to be this way

Meet Chloe. Chloe is an example of someone whose epilepsy was not adequately controlled with anti-seizure medication.

Chloe is now a happy and energetic 6 year old thanks to an option that was right for her. Ketogenic diet therapy.

Click here to learn more about ketogenic diet therapy and to find out if it is the right option for yourself or your little one.

Meet Chloe. Chloe is an example of someone whose epilepsy was not adequately controlled with anti-seizure medication.

Chloe is now a happy and energetic 6 year old thanks to an option that was right for her. Ketogenic diet therapy.

Click here to learn more about ketogenic diet therapy and to find out if it is the right option for you or your little one.

For Lee, seizures started when he was a teenager. This impacted his life in so many ways. However, the treatment options available to Lee impacted him just as greatly. The medication that Lee was taking to manage his seizures affected him in other ways.

After much research and consideration, Lee opted to try ketogenic diet therapy and hasn’t looked back. Hear what led him to make this decision.

This website is intended for patients, and parents and carers of children, who have been diagnosed with retractable epilepsy.

Ketogenic Diet Therapy should always be used under medical supervision. Always speak to your Healthcare Professional prior to starting Ketogenic Diet Therapy

1. Kwan, P., Arzimanoglou, A. and Berg, A.  (2010) ‘Definition of Drug Resistant Epilepsy: Consensus Proposal by the Ad Hoc Task Force for the ILAE Commission on Therapeutic Strategies’, Epilepsia, 51 (6).  PP. 1069 – 1077

2. Joint Epilepsy Council. (2011) ‘Epilepsy Prevalence, Incidence and Other Statistics’; available at: www.epilepsy.org.uk/info/what-is-epilepsy

3. Martin, K et al. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2016 CD001903.pub3

4. Data on file (Primary Market Research: Parent Quality of Life Survey in Refractory Epilepsy, 2018 n=52)

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