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If medication is not successful in preventing seizures, surgery, a ketogenic diet, or vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) may be tried.
The ketogenic diet is a high fat, low carbohydrate, limited calorie diet that forces the child's body to burn fat instead of glucose derived from carbohydrates.
A ketogenic diet gets 80 percent of its calories from fat and forces your body to burn fat.
If you are pregnant, suffer from kidney or liver disease or are an alcoholic, a low-carb ketogenic diet is not for you.
The ketogenic diet is an eating plan often followed by people with epilepsy, but it is usually recommended for children, not adults.