Disease State

Epilepsy can be classified as idiopathic in origin when no etiology other than a genetic predisposition has been identified; symptomatic when epilepsy can be associated with trauma, e.g., poisoning, stroke, head injury or a brain lesion, Lennox-Gastaut syndrome, hippocampal sclerosis, and cerebral palsy; or cryptogenic where a symptomatic cause is suspected but unproven. Advances in the understanding of the genetics of epilepsy together with neuroimaging technologies have reduced the diagnosis of cryptogenic epilepsy. Approximately 70% of epilepsies can be attributed to a specific brain pathology. The many forms of epilepsy suggest that it is not a single disorder with a single molecular lesion but rather a spectrum of diseases.

Blood Pressure Health

Blood Pressure Health

Your heart pumps blood throughout your body using a network of tubing called arteries and capillaries which return the blood back to your heart via your veins. Blood pressure is the force of the blood pushing against the walls of your arteries as your heart beats.Learn more...

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