DESCRIPTION OF CONDITIONS
Epilepsy is a disorder in which nerve cell activity in the brain is disturbed, causing seizures.
People with a tendency to have recurrent seizures are diagnosed as having epilepsy. Epilepsy can present at any stage in life, however it most commonly presents in children, adolescences and those aged over 65.
Diagnosis of seizures or events thought to be seizures is based on detailed clinical history and appropriate investigations including EEG. Management options including the administration of appropriate anti-epileptic medication (dependant on a patients’ age, situation and the type of epilepsy diagnosed) is best guided by a specialist neurologist.
Prognosis for patients in the past, epilepsy was often a debilitating disorder that prevented patients from working or living normal lives. All that has changed. Today, with proper treatment, the vast majority of patients with seizure disorders live normal, productive lives. In fact, you may even know someone with epilepsy, but you don't know it because their condition is controlled with medication. Specialist neurologist opinion on diagnosis and management of your situation is important for your best care.
If you or someone you know suffers from epileptic seizures and are looking for a specialist neurologist, please feel free to contact Synapse Neurology for a consultation on 03) 8582 6945.