There are various types of seizures, some of which can be single occurrences due to standalone issues such as injury or a reaction to medication.
If someone suffers from repeated or recurring seizures, they have a condition known as epilepsy. Generally, there are two main types of seizures that people experience: focal onset or generalised onset:
Focal onset seizures begin in one area of the brain and can spread across to other areas. Depending on how the electrical activity spreads, the seizure can have symptoms ranging from 'phasing out' to severe uncontrolled shaking/jerking.
Seizures that effect both sides of the brain, generalised onset seizures are usually identified during childhood.
Seizures have many physical symptoms, including:
Factors that may increase your risk of having seizures:
According to evidence from lab studies, reports and clinical trials, cannabidiol can potentially help control seizures, with the only PBS subsidised cannabis medication being used to treat anti epileptic medication resistant sufferers of epilepsy.
When combined with other therapies, evidence suggests that medicinal cannabis is one of the most effective treatments for some childhood epilepsy cases, drastically improving quality of life in epileptic children and young adults under 25.
Some of the cannabis products that have shown to be beneficial treatments to Seizures sufferers include:
They can be consumed as an oil, vape liquid, sprays and wafers.
If you or a loved one are suffering from Seizures and are considering medicinal cannabis as a potential treatment, please speak to your GP or to one of our SAS accredited doctors here.