Epilepsy is a common neurological disorder caused by abnormal electrical discharges in the brain. It is generally characterized by recurrent epileptic fits and short periods of unusual behaviour, loss of consciousness or abnormal sensations. Epilepsy is one of the most common and serious disorders of the brain.
Epilepsy can be a result of several insults to the brain such as head injury, abnormalities of the blood vessels in the brain, stroke, infections involving brain such as granulomas, encephalitis, meningitis and abscesses, brain tumors, fever associated seizures in childhood, structural abnormalities of brain development, metabolic and genetic disorders and so on
No two epilepsy cases are the same. There is a wide variety of seizures, epilepsy syndromes and hundreds of causes for epilepsy. Therefore, accurate diagnosis is very crucial for timely and correct treatment of the disease. Our neurologists formulate an accurate diagnosis of the cause of seizure base on
Epilepsy is usually controlled, or cured, with medication. There are different medications recommended depending on the type of seizures. Our neurologists will involve you in all discussions about the benefits and risks of your treatment. You would have a chance to discuss any lifestyle modifications and safety issues relevant to your epilepsy.
You should have the regular reviews of your epilepsy and treatment strategy. In particular, those suffering from recurrent seizures, those with side-effects because of epilepsy medicines, women planning a pregnancy and children need frequent reviews as advised by the neurologist
Seizures typically end on their own, yet some individuals have repeated long seizures. These seizures sometimes need treatment in an emergency setting. On being diagnosed with seizure you should be given the information data about what to do, and whom to contact, in a crisis scenario during review session.
Epilepsy surgery is reserved for people whose seizures are not well controlled by seizure medicines (“medically refractory” or “drug resistant” epilepsy). At Citi Neuro Centre, we offer a full range of options for the surgical treatment of epilepsy, including monitoring with implanted electrodes, lesionectomy, resective surgery and vagus nerve stimulation.