Temporary confusion ... a staring spell ... tingling or numbness ... uncontrollable jerking of the arms, legs or body. All these are signs and symptoms of epilepsy. Each year, about 150,000 people in the U.S. are diagnosed with epilepsy. On the next Mayo Clinic Radio, neurologist Dr. Gregory Cascino discusses epilepsy treatments that allow many with the condition to live normal lives. Also on the program, Dr. Veronique Roger, a cardiologist and medical director of the Mayo Clinic Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, explains health care delivery science and how it's improving treatment outcomes. And endocrinologist Dr. Robert Wermers explains why the tiny parathyroid glands in your neck are key to the normal function of every cell in your body.
Myth or Matter-of-Fact: Lack of sleep can increase the chances that you'll have a seizure if you have epilepsy.
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