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Fortunately, many treatment options are available for epilepsy. While the disease cannot be cured, current methods can control seizures at least some of the time in about 80 percent of people who have it. One of the keys to successful treatment is prompt, accurate diagnosis. When seizures cannot be adequately controlled with medications, surgery may be recommended. Studies have shown that in some cases, children may experience fewer seizures if they maintain a strict diet rich in fats and low in carbohydrates.
(Click Epilepsy Treatments for a detailed look at this topic, including whether biofeedback and supplements are beneficial and the healthcare members involved in a person's treatment plan, as well as the pros and cons of surgery.)
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