Epilepsia y actividad física: conceptos desde la perspectiva de las ciencias básicas




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deporte, epilepsia, ejercicio, investigación básica


La Organización Mundial de la Salud considera que la epilepsia es una prioridad de salud pública. A las personas afectadas se les restringe con frecuencia su participación en actividades físicas y deportivas, pero los estudios clínicos han demostrado un efecto benéfico de la actividad física sobre el control de las crisis epilépticas. Se describen los hallazgos desde la perspectiva de las ciencias básicas que demuestran los mecanismos reguladores del efecto del ejercicio sobre la epileptogénesis, el control de la enfermedad y de su comorbilidad psiquiátrica. Tanto las investigaciones clínicas como las básicas indican que se debería considerar la actividad física como una estrategia terapéutica complementaria en las personas con epilepsia, la cual está disponible en todas partes del mundo y a un muy bajo costo. 

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Jaime Carrizosa-Moog, Universidad de Antioquia

Profesor y jefe del Departamento de Pediatría y Puericultura, Facultad de Medicina, Universidad de Antioquia, Medellín, Colombia.


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Carrizosa-Moog J. Epilepsia y actividad física: conceptos desde la perspectiva de las ciencias básicas. Iatreia [Internet]. 4 de julio de 2017 [citado 29 de septiembre de 2022];30(3):287-96. Disponible en: https://revistas.udea.edu.co/index.php/iatreia/article/view/26195



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