Most of epileptic kids are prescribed with anti-epileptic drugs. But in some cases, no amount of medications helps in controlling seizures. That’s when the neurologist suggests “Ketogenic Diet”;Keto – ketone and genic – producing.
Ketogenic diet is a diet which helps reduce the severity or frequency of seizures. Ketogenic Diet is a high fat, low carbohydrate, controlled protein diet used for treating epilepsy. This treatment has to be followed with support and instructions from experienced epileptic specialist and dietician. It’s not same for every kid. The specialist needs to know that child’s details so as to set the diet chart suitable for that particular kid so that it’s effective and also not depriving kid of the required nutrition and providing maximum benefit.