Epilepsy is a neurological condition that affects the brain and causes repeated seizures. The severity of seizures differs from person to person and may range from an odd feeling with no loss of awareness to lose consciousness and having convulsions.
Causes of Epilepsy
Almost half of the cases of epilepsy have no known reason while other cases may have following reasons:
RISK FACTORS OF EPILEPSY
Following factors may increase any person’s risk of epilepsy:
SYMPTOMS OF EPILEPSY
Epilepsy is characterized by following signs and symptoms:
DIAGNOSIS OF EPILEPSY
Epilepsy is most often diagnosed after more than one seizure and requires a complete description of seizure from the patient or someone who witnessed the event. In addition to this, diagnostic tests may also be carried out to determine the affected area of brain.
Treatment of Epilepsy
Mild or severe, every seizure requires treatment as it can be dangerous during activities such as driving or swimming. Treatment may include any of the following:
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