Ketogenic Diet and Epilepsy

Ketogenic Diet and Epilepsy

August 19, 2019 0 By William Morgan


>Is a diet high in fat and low in
carbohydrates helpful like the ketogenic
diet does it work for people who have
seizures? is it is it a good thing?>It
does work for some. It does work for some
people who have seizures. Nicholas
Children’s Hospital’s has a keto clinic,
so it does work for some people but it
does not work for all of them and the
ketogenic diet is a diet that is very,
very restricted very, very strict and
hard to stick to. I mean it is so strict
that you really can’t go over to almonds,
you know.>And it is strict for adults
imagine what it’s like for kids.>It’s
hard to maintain because of that but it
does work for some.>You find that.>It, it
again. It depends upon the reason why
you’re having seizures to begin with so
if there’s definitely a metabolic
dysfunction that’s the cause to your
seizures then that may favour that
because the the again, we’ve talked about
ketogenic on different shows but what a
ketogenic diet is is that you’re
producing what are called ketones as a
byproduct of fat metabolism. So if you
don’t give your body glucose your body
has a way to make glucose and it makes
glucose converting fat to glucose which
is why it’s a popular weight loss diet,
but it is very difficult to sustain even
if you are trying to just simply lose
weight. But and the ketones tend to the
theory is is that the ketones tensest
sort of stabilize the neurologic
functioning of neurons so that’s the
basis, and how that works. Now again it
sort of depends if there, is again a
tumor, or bleed, or another, or if there’s
a genetic cause to the seizures, then the
ketogenic diet is very limited because
there’s other things that are triggering
the seizures.