Epilepsy Study & Research
Epilepsy also called seizure disorder, is a neurological condition which affects the nervous system and results in recurring seizures. Epilepsy ranks 2nd only to stroke as the most common serious neurological condition in the United States. More than 2.5 million Americans have Epilepsy. Seizures, which are abnormal movement or behavior, are due to unusual activity in the brain. The seizures in epilepsy may be related to a brain injury or a family tendency, but most of the time the cause is unknown.
- Black Out
- Electric Shock feeling
- Loss of consciousness
- Visual loss or blurring
What is Epilepsy?
Epilepsy also called seizure disorder is a neurological condition which affects the nervous system and results in recurring seizures. Seizures, which are abnormal movement or behavior, are due to unusual activity in the brain. The seizures in epilepsy may be related to a brain injury or a family tendency, but most of the time the cause is unknown.
What is Epilepsy caused by?
Epilepsy is caused by abnormal electric impulses in groups of nerve cells (neurons) found in the brain.
How is Epilepsy diagnosed?
To make a proper diagnosis of epilepsy, doctors use four methods: history, exam, EEG and MRI.
What are the symptoms of Epilepsy?
Black out, electric shock, feeling loss of consciousness, vision loss or blurring Deafness/Sound.
What are the treatments for Epilepsy?
Many drugs are available to treat epilepsy such as: Felbatol, Gabitril,Keppra, Lamictal,Lyrica, Neurontin
Topamax, Trileptal and Zonegran.
What happens if Epilepsy goes untreated?
If epilepsy is not treated, seizures may occur throughout a person’s life and in some cases become more severe and more frequent over time.
How common is Epilepsy?
More than 2.5 million Americans have Epilepsy.
What new research is being done for Epilepsy?
Lately, research is being conducted by many medical research groups around the world to find a common origin for epilepsy. Some groups have found genes that are very likely linked to the cause of epileptic seizures, while other groups have found that the existence of a certain neuroreceptor in the lens of the eye could also be the cause if it is not behaving normally.