Epilepsy Expert Doctor in South Mumbai

Epilepsy/Seizure Disorder

Epilepsy/Seizure Disorder

What is Epilepsy/Seizure Disorder? Know from the Best Neurologist, Epilepsy/Seizure Disorder Expert Doctor in South Mumbai.

Dr Mehul Desai is Epilepsy/Seizure Disorder Expert Doctor in South Mumbai, Providing Treatment for Epilepsy & Seizure Disorder in South Mumbai to the locals of Marine Lines, Charni Road, Churchgate, Colaba, Nariman Point.

Epilepsy, more commonly known as seizure disorder is a neurological disorder, affecting people of all age groups. The main symptoms of epilepsy include recurrent and unprovoked attacks of seizures. If not diagnosed and treated in time, Epilepsy can lead to serious complications.

The source of epilepsy is the electrical circuits in the brain. Abnormal electrical events in the brain can cause seizures of different kinds. Epilepsy can occur due to multiple reasons including complications during the birth of the baby, brain injury, stroke, brain tumors, brain infections, and abnormal development of the brain can be the main cause for epilepsy, although the exact reason may remain unknown in many cases. Epilepsy can sometimes be related to genetic factors as well.

Epilepsy symptoms can vary according to the type of seizures. A focal seizure may originate from a specific part of the brain and will manifest accordingly. A big seizure or generalized seizure is the most common type of recognized seizure.

However various other types include a transient confusional state, a state of starring look with unresponsiveness, some abnormal movements like chewing type, swallowing, rubbing hands, or speaking abnormally for a very brief period. Some of the seizures may have just up rolling of the eyes with head and eyes going to one side and may have twisting of either arms or hands.

Untreated seizures can have serious results and cause harm especially related to falls and injuries to various body parts.

The common understanding and public perception regarding epilepsy is often a greater challenge than the seizures themselves. Lack of awareness in the general public, schools, and various organizations leads to the stigma of epilepsy. A person with epilepsy should be able to disclose about epilepsy in a healthy and comfortable environment including schools, colleges and working places.

How is it treated? Know from the Best Neurologist, Epilepsy/Seizure Disorder Expert Doctor in South Mumbai.

Medical treatment- Medical treatment mainly included various medicines for epilepsy. The majority of the patients can be treated easily with a single type of medicine. These drugs are safe and can be used for the long term without much of a risk to kidneys, liver, or any other part of the body.

Some of the patients may not respond to one drug and may need a trial of 2-3 drugs. However, if seizures are frequent despite a trial of 2-3medicines then we need to do a video EEG and consider for epilepsy surgery

Surgery- Surgery for epilepsy is required in selected cases where there is no response to medications. It’s a highly specialised surgery done at selected centers only. Surgery is very successful in a majority of the carefully selected patients with very negligible risk.

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