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What is Epilepsy?

Epilepsy is a medical condition characterized by repeated seizures that occur as a result of abnormal electrical activity in the brain. These seizures can cause temporary changes in behavior, sensation, or consciousness.


While epilepsy is not curable for everyone, many individuals are able to effectively manage their condition through medication and other treatments. The aim of treatment is to reduce the frequency and intensity of seizures, as well as minimize the risk of injury during seizures. In some cases, treatment may even lead to complete elimination of seizures, however, this depends on the individual and their specific situation. For others, the seizures may persist, but are better controlled with treatment. Surgical treatment may also be an option for some individuals and can provide a cure in some cases. The best course of action is to work with a neurologist to determine a personalized treatment plan.

When to seek the help of a neurologist for epilepsy?

 It is recommended to see a neurologist for epilepsy if:

A person experiences seizures for the first time.
Seizures are becoming more frequent or intense.
Medications, either over-the-counter or prescribed, are not providing relief or have adverse effects.
New or worsening neurological symptoms, such as memory issues, speech difficulties, or changes in behavior occur.
There is a risk of injury during seizures.
The person is considering or has been recommended for surgical treatment.

A neurologist can help diagnose epilepsy, identify the underlying cause of seizures, and provide the appropriate treatment and management.

You can consult Dr. Anand, Neurophysician at Sri Anand Child and Neuro Center, who can work with the individual patient to create a personalized treatment plan and continually monitor its effectiveness over time, with the goal of reducing the frequency and severity of seizures and preventing injury.