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Epilepsy

It is also known as falling sickness. Epilepsy is a neurological disorder that affects central nervous system in which activity of nerve cell in brain is disturbed. Seizure occurs when nerve cells or neuron send wrong message to brain. The symptoms of seizures can vary from person to person. Common feature is spreading wave of uncontrolled electrical activity.

Symptoms:

Symptoms vary depending upon the type of seizure. In most cases, a person with epilepsy will tend to have same type of seizure each time.

  • Strange feeling.
  • Sudden blackout & fainting.
  • Stiffness in muscles.
  • Pregnancy.
  • High fever.
  • Any injury due to seizure.
  • Seizure may last for longer duration i.e. more than five minutes.
  • Breathing or consciousness doesn’t recover after seizure attack stops.
  • Immediately second seizure follows.

Causes of Epilepsy:

Stroke

Brain Tumor

Prenatal injury

Low oxygen during birth

Any type of brain damage

Complication:-

  • Drowning
  • Falling
  • Car Accidents
  • Pregnancy¬† Complication

Diagnosis or Tests

EEG

CT Scan

Function MRI

Blood Tests

Neurological Examination 

Neuropsychological Tests