Diagnosis and Treatment
Due to the severity of seizures, patients are often treated acutely with benzodiazepines. Since Epilepsy is quite self-explanatory it can be diagnosed easily but identifying the exact cause of the seizures to begin with can improve the effectiveness of any treatment ahead. For this, the various tests such as an EEG (Electroencephalogram), MRI or Neuro Imagining is used. Although it’s a common disease, 70% of the patients live a seizure free life if they are diagnosed and treated properly. The treatment protocol consists of treatment of actual seizures along with managing of other injuries that occur during the seizure episodes. Here are a few treatment options administered:
Oral medication (Anticonvulsants)
Diet & lifestyle modification
Surgical intervention in case the cause of seizures is any tumor or something similar
First Aid during seizure episodes like giving a mouth gag to avoid tongue bite, immediate management of blood loss if any etc.
Chronic nervous system disorders like epilepsy need a specialist opinion for its correction. Misdiagnosis of epilepsy remains common and the consequences for the individual significant. We can help you connect with our neurology specialist for a second opinion on your condition, so reach out!
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