Treatment for Epilepsy

Epilepsy is a neurological disorder that brings about recurrent seizures, some of which are so severe that the patient is unable to move or speak. It currently affects approximately 50 million people worldwide, and three in every 100 Australians.

Epilepsy is classified as a disease of the brain, not linked to specific environmental factors or genetic mutations. If any of the following statements ring true for you, Balnce strongly recommends booking a telehealth appointment:

  • I have just had my first seizure
  • I have had repeated seizures
  • I am having seizures more often than normal
  • I am not sure if I’ve had a seizure or not

Medical cannabis and epilepsy

Whether you suffer from generalised tonic-clonic seizures, generalised absence seizures, focal seizures or febrile convulsions; rest assured there are a number of treatment options and recourses at your disposal.

Short of surgery on the area of the brain that’s causing the seizures, there is also vagus nerve stimulation (placing a device under the skin to stimulate the nerves in the neck) and the implementation of a strict keto diet may also help with alleviating symptoms of epilepsy.

While epilepsy can be treated with medicine, not all patients find traditional treatment options to be effective for them. Further research is being done in regards to effectual alternative treatments for epilepsy, and one such avenue is medical cannabis, which has been shown in some studies to help people control seizures.

Book a telehealth appointment online at Balnce

Balnce uses telehealth services to connect doctors with people experiencing epilepsy, along with other conditions such as PTSDinsomniachronic pain and migraines. The doctors assess your condition and prescribe the most appropriate treatment for the symptoms you are experiencing. Balnce’s doctors are experienced in prescribing medicinal cannabis.

During your online telehealth consultation, the doctor will ask you questions about your medical history to gain a clear understanding of your chronic condition. Feel free to ask questions throughout the consultation process – Balnce telehealth services are confidential.

Ready for your consultation? Balnce’s team of GPs are available 24/7 with same day appointments – book online now.

Access to medical cannabis