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Women with epilepsy suffer the additional problem of fluctuations in severity of seizures depending on puberty, menstruation, menopause and pregnancy. Pregnant women with seizures may miscarry and seizures can contribute to the risk of cognitive development problems in their children. Some ant-epileptic drugs also put them at risk of birth defects. 1 million US women have epilepsy.
Source: summary of medical news story as reported by Medical News Today
About: Women face greater risks with epilepsy
Date: 3 May 2004
Source: Medical News Today
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