What to do if a child is having seizures regularly

Pediatrician Jerry Kartzinel, MD, shares advice for parents on what to do if your child is having seizures frequently in order to get the seizures under control
What To Do If A Child Is Having Seizures Regularly
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What to do if a child is having seizures regularly

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If a child is having seizures regularly, we have to re-assess what we are doing, as a medical community, to help that child. Are we on the right seizure medication? Is the seizure medication at the optimal levels for that particular child? Have we augmented things in that child to make it harder for him to have a seizure? We call that raising the seizure threshold. We can do things, like Vitamin B6. We can do things like Ibuprofen if they are prone to having seizures during an illness, but there are different things we can do to make it harder for that child to have a seizure. We must get them under control. The more frequently they are having them, the more we have to go to the neurologist and say, "This intervention isn't working." Just keep sticking to it.

Pediatrician Jerry Kartzinel, MD, shares advice for parents on what to do if your child is having seizures frequently in order to get the seizures under control

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Jerry Kartzinel, MD

Pediatrician

Dr. Jerry Kartzinel is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. He specializes in the recovery of neurodevelopmental, chronic neuro-inflammatory diseases, and hormonal dysfunctions. After receiving his medical degree at St. Louis University School of Medicine, he completed his residency in pediatric medicine in the Air Force. Following Desert Storm, Dr. Kartzinel practiced general pediatrics in private practice for 10 years until his fourth boy was diagnosed with Autism.

A nationally recognized speaker and New York Times Best Selling Author, Dr. Kartzinel has presented medical interventions that work to improve the lives of his patients who suffer from many types of medical conditions that include: autism, allergies, inflammatory bowel disease, chronic constipation, chronic diarrhea, sleep cycle disruptions, and hormonal imbalances. He regularly teaches Continuing Medical Educations courses on children's health issues to physicians and other health professionals.

His clinical approach is to treat the whole patient by carefully obtaining a full and complete history and based on this history, obtaining very detailed laboratory evaluations. Individualized plans are implemented integrating the very latest medical interventions that include both traditional and complimentary medicine approaches.

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