Open Access Review Article

Epilepsy: Age and Gender Aspects

Anna A Voitiuk*

Department of Neurology and Child Neurology, Ukraine

Corresponding Author

Received Date: April 23, 2019;  Published Date: May 29, 2019


The relevance of specific gender issues has been steadily increasing in recent years. The incidence of epilepsy among men and women in the population is approximately the same, but men are somewhat dominated in the adult period of life. The physiological, psychological and hormonal differences between a woman and a man cause a differentiated approach to the treatment of epilepsy depending on the sex of the patient. Thus, the problems associated with the reproductive health of men and women suffering from epilepsy accompany them throughout their lives, reducing the quality of life.

Keywords:Epilepsy; Quality of life; Men; Women; Gender peculiarities

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