my 19 month old girl has recently been placed on this diet to help control siezures so my question is do nero drs. use this diet more now days to control siezures because i read it was how back before meds we have now days thats what they use so is this a last resort or is this being reintroduced in the medical field for siezues? and also how effective is this diet have they been any studies done on this diet recently?
The ketogenic diet was the only "therapy" used for people with seizures way before there was medication. When medication was discovered the diet was not used. There was a resurge of the diet back in the early 90's due to the numerous side effects of the seizure medications. This diet has to be well controlled and followed by a medical team due to the medical risks. There has be numerous successes in children that either are completely free of medication or went down to 1-2 types of meds. They found the most success with children under the age of 5 or less. If you want more information, the ‘Charlie Foundation’ is an excellent source. best of Luck.
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