Seizures are waves of abnormal electrical activity in the brain. Seizures can make you pass out, or cause abnormal movements or behave strangely. Most seizures last only a few seconds or minutes.
Epilepsy is a neurological condition that causes reoccurring, sudden, unprovoked seizures. But not everyone who suffers a seizure has epilepsy. Seizures can be caused by a number of problems such as infection or low blood sugar. Other problems such as anxiety or fainting spells can cause events that present like seizures.
If you have never had a seizure before and you have one, you (or whoever is with you) should call for an ambulance.
The treatment for seizures depends on what is causing them. If you have seizures because of an infection, you will probably need treatments to get rid of the infection. On the other hand, if you have repeated seizures because of epilepsy, you will probably need anti-seizure medicines, also called “anticonvulsants.”
Seizures can be hard to control. The neurologists at Clinical Neurology Services can evaluate patients with seizures, perform necessary investigations including EEG testing and offer anticonvulsant treatment if indicated. We can work with the patients and find a treatment that works.
At Clinical Neurology Services we have a range of specialised services and testing, including:
Depending on the complexity of the case, initial consultation times may vary from 30-60 minutes. Review consultations may vary from 10-30 minutes depending on the circumstances.
EEG appointment times may vary from 60-90 minutes. Your results will be analysed afterwards by one of our neurologist specialists and a full report will be sent to the doctor who referred you for the test.
Paediatric neurology is an area of medicine specialising in diagnosing and treating childhood neurological disorders involving the nervous system. We welcome newborns, children, teens, and adults to our practice.
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