Published On: Mon, Apr 9th, 2018

A brief look at some of the best treatment options for narcolepsy

In the contemporary world, we witness more and more diseases which are related to nerves and stress that to other physical trouble. The hectic lifestyle of the contemporary world along with the changing view of a better life, make it difficult to have a routine life and this, in turn, results in various health conditions which can prove to be very difficult to overcome. One such health condition is narcolepsy which is a sleep disorder that is becoming more and more common these days. There are different types of sleep-related disorders like insomnia or night blindness, but narcolepsy has certain unique features. Here are certain things that you should be aware of about narcolepsy to get the best treatment.

What is narcolepsy?

This is a very rare disorder where the brain is unable to regulate the body clock, and hence the person suffering from this nervous disorder tend to fall asleep suddenly irrespective of the place or the situation. The natural sleep pattern is uncontrolled for a person who is suffering from narcolepsy. This health condition is very rare and is observed in a small percentage of people across the world. The most obvious symptom is that they people tend to fall asleep all of a sudden. The treatment for this condition is however not impossible.

Two types of narcolepsy

There are two sub-categories of narcolepsy which you must be aware of. They are respectively called the type 1 and type 2 of narcolepsy. A person suffering from the type 1 narcolepsy often suffers from fatigue, weakness, sleep attacks along with cataplexy and daytime sleep in particular. While the type 2 narcolepsy patients experience all of these symptoms except for the cataplexy attacks. Cataplexy is a condition where the muscle tone is lost, and a strong emotional response is observed in the patient. The treatment for both this type of narcolepsy is comparatively same, but it is essential to get a check-up done for knowing the type of narcolepsy that you have and getting prescribed medicines.

It may be genetic

While the specific reasons for narcolepsy are still under research, it has been found that almost majority of the patients who are diagnosed with narcolepsy have a relative in the family with the same condition. A gene has also been discovered which is responsible for this condition. You can consult a doctor for getting the right treatment for this condition and get the proper medication. This is a condition that is often mistreated and misdiagnosed. https://www.ukmeds.co.uk/treatments/narcolepsy/provigil-modafinil/ has a drug called Modafinil, which is said to be one of the best drugs for the treatment of this condition.

It can be concluded that when you have a clear idea about the health condition that you are suffering from you can ensure that you are getting the right treatment. Doing a certain amount of background study about the health condition can help you find the right treatment in the long run.

Author: Charlie Brown

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