An epileptic toddler is now seizure-free after using hemp oil. We caught up with his mother to learn more about their family’s journey into CBD.
In Illinois, a toddler is now seizure-free after using hemp oil. His story is a triumph for both himself and his parents. And thankfully, it’s not at all a fluke. Now that more research is being conducted on medical cannabis, greater numbers of patients are finding relief thanks to the plant.
Before we talk about getting seizure-free after using hemp oil, let’s go over what seizures actually are. According to the Epilepsy Foundation, seizures are “sudden surge[s] of electrical activity in the brain.” These surges often cause convulsions throughout the body and may even cause a loss of consciousness.
However, there are few different types of seizures, broadly categorized as focal seizures and generalized seizures. While not every type of seizure causes full-body spasms or a loss of consciousness like you would commonly see in the media, it’s important to be aware of seizure symptoms and treatment.
Epilepsy is the most common cause of seizures, but other factors, like a head injury or high fever (especially in children), can cause them. Epilepsy is a chronic neurological disorder that can affect anyone and can be either congenital or can stem from an illness or injury.