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CBD Treatments For Epilepsy

Many patients are curious about the effects of CBD treatments on epilepsy. CBD, which is known scientifically as cannabidiol, is just one of the many types of cannabinoids that are derived from the cannabis or hemp plant. Read on to learn more about how CBD can be used to treat epileptic seizures safely and naturally.

Why CBD Treatment for Epilepsy Is Safe

The FDA has approved medical cannabis for individuals who are two years or older with the following types of epilepsy:

  • Dravet Syndrome: People with Dravet Syndrome typically experience frequent and prolonged seizures.
  • Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome (LGS): People with LGS often have tonic (stiffening) and atonic (drop) seizures.

There is evidence from many studies showing that CBD can safely assist in controlling and easing the occurrence of the above types of seizures. The properties in CBD work to target and influence specific receptors in the brain that trigger seizures. Many patients are concerned about “getting high” from CBD treatments. However, CBD does not contain THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), a psychoactive cannabinoid found in marijuana; it will not cause you to get high.

Why You Should Not Self-Medicate With Marijuana

Many myths surround the effects of natural CBD treatments on epilepsy. One common misconception is that smoking marijuana will produce the same effect in managing seizures. This could not be further from the truth. When it comes to managing your seizures, it’s vital to talk to a neurologist so you can find out if CBD treatments are right for you. A neurologist will conduct diagnostic testing and other procedures to make a diagnosis as well as a proper treatment plan.

Why You Need A Neurologist For CBD Treatments

If you or a loved one suffers seizures, many options can help manage episodes. Having a neurologist who has experience in treating patients with CBD can help to ensure your CBD treatment plan is tailored to your type of epilepsy. Dr. Amor Mehta is committed to helping his patients learn about CBD and other treatments for epileptic seizures that can prevent or limit the occurrence of seizures for a better quality of life.

Contact Amor Mehta MD - Neurology Center for Epilepsy & Seizures, LLC at (732) 800-4587 today to learn more about how we can help you manage your seizures with CBD treatment.