Dr. K. Asokan is a top Neurologist in Coimbatore with over 32+ years of experience, he is the head of the Department of Neurology in Sri Ramakrishna Hospital and is a specialist in stroke therapy.
Epilepsy is a disorder of the neurological system that causes seizures. However,
having a seizure does not always indicate epilepsy; many individuals who have
one seizure never have another. A person is diagnosed with epilepsy, on the other
hand, if he or she continues to suffer from seizures for no obvious cause
Many individuals acquire epilepsy in childhood or adolescence. Others develop it
in adulthood. Some individuals with epilepsy (particularly children) may
experience fewer or no seizures over time.
Seizures are caused by abnormal brain electrical activity. Brain cells deliver
electrical messages to the body via nerves. Signals move muscles so you can
accomplish routine tasks.
Misfiring brain signals cause seizures. Overactive electrical discharges interrupt
normal brain electrical activity and cause nerve cell communication problems.
Epilepsy causes seizures. Symptoms vary by seizure type.
About half of those who suffer from epilepsy have no idea what's causing it.
Among the possible causes of this ailment in the other half are:
Epilepsy can run in families in some cases, depending on the type of seizure
Epilepsy has been connected to specific genes in some cases, but for the
Epilepsy can be caused by head trauma following a car accident or other
|Abnormalities of the brain||
For example, brain tumours or vascular abnormalities such as arterio-
Epilepsy can be caused by meningitis, HIV, viral encephalitis, and parasite
Brain injury can be caused by a variety of circumstances, including an
|Disorders of the development||
A developmental issue like autism can be linked to epilepsy in some cases.
To diagnose your disease, a best neurologist will analyze your symptoms and
medical history. Your doctor may order many tests to diagnose epilepsy and
discover the source of seizures. Your evaluation may include:
A variety of tests may be used by your top neurologist to diagnose your illness and determine what kind of epilepsy you may have.
To rule out infections, hereditary problems, or other diseases that may cause seizures, your doctor may do a blood test.
This is the most popular method of determining whether or not someone has epilepsy. Either a paste-like material or cap is used to affix electrodes to your scalp in this examination. The electrical activity in your brain is recorded using electrodes.
High-density EEG is a version of an EEG test in which electrodes are placed closer together than in regular EEG – roughly a half a centimeter. Your doctor at an epilepsy hospital may be better able to pinpoint the specific parts of your brain that are being affected by seizures if they use a high-density EEG.
A CT scan employs X-rays to obtain cross-sectional images of your brain. CT scans can detect abnormalities in the structure of your brain that can be causing your seizures, such as tumours, bleeding and cysts.
It is possible to get a thorough picture of your brain by using powerful magnets and radio waves. For example, your doctor may be able to detect brain lesions and abnormalities which may be causing your seizures.
An injection of low-dose radioactive material is used to visualize the brain's metabolic activity and diagnose abnormalities, using PET scans. Seizures may be linked to areas of the brain that have a low metabolic rate.
Epilepsy medication is typically the first line of epilepsy treatment for doctors.
Surgeons or other types of treatment may be recommended if drugs fail to
Anti-seizure medication, often known as anti-epileptic medication, can help most people with epilepsy avoid seizures. The frequency and intensity of seizures may be reduced in some patients by using a combination of drugs.
Epilepsy surgery may be a possibility if medicine does not control seizures well enough for you. Your brain is surgically removed by an epilepsy surgeon in order to stop the seizures.
An operation is frequently recommended by a doctor if tests reveal that
There is a specific part of your brain that is responsible for causing your seizures.
A crucial function of your brain such as speech, language, motor control, vision, or hearing will not be harmed during surgery on this area.
My first seizure occurred a couple of months ago. And it was quite frightening. I wanted a solution, upon a friend’s referral I consulted Sri Ramakrishna Hospital. My doctor performed a couple of tests to confirm my condition. I was immediately prescribed medications and also few dietary restrictions. I strictly followed my medications and now I do not get any seizures and also I have stopped taking any medications. Thank you so much Sri Ramakrishna Hospital for helping me.
I was dealing with epilepsy for quite a period of time and consulted many specialists but nothing seemed to show any positive effect. I then visited Sri Ramakrishna Hospital after a relative's reference. The doctor examined my condition and explained to me how the treatment is going to be. My treatment began and thankfully this time I saw a positive effect and things got better gradually. I will be highly grateful to Sri Ramakrishna Hospital for providing me immediate help.
Our Department of Neurology has treated over 2,00,000+ patients with epilepsy treatment over the last 48 years. Our team of highly experienced neurologists will ensure you receive the best epilepsy surgery in Coimbatore.
Our team of highly experienced Neurologists have immense experience in providing the best
epilepsy treatment in Coimbatore.