Catamenial (Menstrual-Linked) Epilepsy Overview

Epilepsy and Catamenial Epilepsy

Epilepsy is when one or more unprovoked seizures happen to a person. A seizure is a burst of abnormal electrical activities in the brain. With it comes symptoms like twitching or fainting. Epilepsy [1] is a severe health condition that requires immediate health care.

There are several types of epilepsy, each having its cause or risk factors. Catamenial epilepsy is a type of epilepsy that occurs when the seizures you experience result from certain phases of your menstrual cycle.  Catamenial epilepsy is more likely to affect females. It is a type of pharmacoresistant epilepsy which is poorly managed by medication. Catamenial epilepsy is a health condition that will affect your quality of life.

This article will discuss with you all to know about catamenial epilepsy, including its causes and possible treatment.