Epilepsy is a neurological condition that affects the nervous system and can cause seizures. These seizures can range from mild to severe and can be unpredictable, making daily life challenging for those living with epilepsy. At our clinic, we offer at-home and telehealth services to provide specialized care for individuals with epilepsy.Our team of expert neurologists is dedicated to helping patients manage their condition and achieve their best possible quality of life. With our advanced treatments and personalized care plans, we can help patients improve their symptoms and reduce the frequency and severity of seizures.We invite you to book an appointment with us to learn more about how we can support you on your journey towards better health and well-being.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is epilepsy?

Epilepsy is a neurological disorder that affects the nervous system and causes recurrent, unprovoked seizures. These seizures are caused by abnormal electrical activity in the brain, and can affect anyone at any age.

What are the symptoms of epilepsy?

Symptoms of epilepsy can vary greatly depending on the type of seizure and the part of the brain affected. Common symptoms include:

  • Loss of consciousness or awareness

  • Convulsions or uncontrolled muscle movements

  • Loss of bladder or bowel control

  • Unusual sensations or feelings, such as tingling or a sudden wave of fear

  • Staring spells or prolonged periods of unresponsiveness

  • Changes in behavior, such as sudden mood swings or confusion

How does one know they have epilepsy?

If you experience recurrent, unprovoked seizures, it is important to see a healthcare provider for evaluation. Your doctor will perform a thorough physical and neurological examination, and may order additional tests, such as an electroencephalogram (EEG) to measure your brain’s electrical activity, or imaging tests, such as an MRI, to look for structural abnormalities in the brain.

What are the most common treatments for epilepsy?

Treatment for epilepsy is tailored to the individual, and may include medications, dietary changes, and surgery. The goal of treatment is to control seizures and improve the individual’s quality of life.

Can epilepsy be managed with lifestyle changes?

In addition to medical treatment, lifestyle changes, such as maintaining a healthy diet, getting regular exercise, and avoiding triggers, such as alcohol or sleep deprivation, can help individuals with epilepsy manage their condition. Additionally, reducing stress and practicing relaxation techniques, such as meditation or deep breathing, can also be beneficial in reducing the frequency and severity of seizures.

Can epilepsy be cured?

While there is no cure for epilepsy, many individuals are able to control their seizures with medication and other treatments. In some cases, surgery may be recommended to remove the part of the brain that is causing the seizures.

Can epilepsy be prevented?

There is no known way to prevent epilepsy, but some factors that may increase the risk of developing the disorder include:

  • Head injuries

  • Infections, such as meningitis or encephalitis

  • Stroke

  • Brain tumors

  • Substance abuse

Are there different types of epilepsy?

Yes, there are many different types of epilepsy, and each type is characterized by the type of seizure and the part of the brain affected. Some common types of epilepsy include:

  • Partial or focal epilepsy, which involves seizures that start in one specific area of the brain

  • Generalized epilepsy, which involves seizures that affect both sides of the brain

  • Febrile seizures, which are seizures that occur in children with a fever

  • Absence seizures, which are brief, sudden episodes of staring or unresponsiveness

How does telehealth help individuals with epilepsy?

Telehealth services, such as those offered by our clinic, allow individuals with epilepsy to receive care from the comfort of their own homes. This can be particularly helpful for individuals who have difficulty traveling or who live in remote areas. Telehealth services can include virtual consultations with healthcare providers, remote monitoring of seizure activity, and access to educational resources and support groups.