Neurosciences
The Centre for Neurosciences at Meitra follows a holistic approach in handling all levels of difficulties related to the brain, spinal cord, peripheral nervous system and muscles. We emphasize exceptional and vigilant care to solve simple to complex problems. The centre has already introduced some of the novel facilities for the first time in the region. A team of expert neurologists and neurosurgeons is all set to elevate innumerable lives to the happiness of living a life. Considering incurable conditions, our care unit is designed with a concept of treating everyone equally and respectfully. Those who come here never return home as patients, but as those who embrace life at its fullest.

Epilepsy

Epilepsy is a neurological disorder that causes abnormal brain activity. Epilepsy causes seizures. Seizure is sudden uncontrollable movements or changes in behaviour and sometimes lack of consciousness. Epilepsy can affect people of any age, race, males and females. It can cause damage to any part of the brain and impair functions controlled by the damaged part of the brain.

Causes

Even Though there is no identifiable cause for epilepsy, various factors can contribute to the disorder:

  • Developmental disorders
  • Hereditary
  • Brain conditions such as tumour and stroke that has damaged brain cells
  • Infectious diseases such as viral encephalitis
  • Traumatic injuries to head
  • Fetal brain damage during pregnancy
  • Electric shock
  • High blood pressure
  • Drug abuse
Symptoms
  • Uncontrollable and jerking limb and facial muscle movements
  • Muscle twitches
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Staring 
  • Confusions that are temporary
  • Drooling (collection or dropping of saliva)
  • Frothing at mouth
  • Rapid eye movements
  • Falling
  • Making unusual noises
  • Teeth clenching
Diagnosis
  • Review signs and symptoms
  • Medical history
  • Blood tests
  • Neurological examination
  • Electroencephalogram 
  • Brain imaging procedures such as MRI, CT,PET
  • Neuropsychological examination
Prevention
  • Take precautionary measures to avoid trauma such as wearing helmets, seat belts and reducing speed while driving.
  • Avoid stress, anxiety
  • Practise stress management and relaxation techniques
  • Maintain cleanliness and take vaccinations to prevent infectious diseases
  • Maintain regular sleep schedule
  • Take good care during pregnancy.
Treatment

Medications and surgery are the major treatment options for epilepsy.

  • A combination of Antiepileptic or anti-seizure medicines can be given to control frequency and intensity of seizures
  • When medications fail in controlling seizures doctors may perform surgery to remove part of the brain that causes seizures or that is affected. This is done considering the size of the damaged part, secondary effects and other health related factors.
  • In some cases, a specific or ketogenic diet may also be recommended that helps in reducing seizures
  • Devices like vagus nerve stimulators or electrodes connected to a generator may also be implanted in your body to control and reduce seizures.

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