Menstruation can increase seizures

A study has found that menstruation can increase an epileptic woman’s risk of having aseizures seizure. The study looked at 69 epileptic women, and found that 2/3rds of them had seizures that were connected with their menstrual cycle (although there were always other causes as well).

Seizures were more frequently during the few days prior to menstruation as well as the first few days of menstruation, and again near mid-cycle, prior to ovulation. This is because of an increase in estrogen levels at these points in the cycle (seizures are most common when estrogen rises).

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