Neuro Praxis Düsseldorf

Epilepsy in Neurology

Treatment of epilepsy in the Neuro Practice Düsseldorf

Epilepsy is a neurological disorder characterized by recurrent seizures. The seizures can look different and affect different areas of the body. Diagnosis of epilepsy is usually made through a thorough medical history, neurological examination, and electroencephalographic (EEG) examination.

Epilepsy can be treated with medication or, in exceptional cases, with surgery. Medications called antiseizure drugs are the most common treatment option and help reduce or prevent seizures.

It is important that treatment for epilepsy occurs under the supervision of a qualified neurologist to ensure the right treatment option is chosen and seizures are effectively controlled. In some cases, it may be necessary to adjust treatment periodically to achieve the best possible seizure control.

A distinction is made between the more commonly known generalized epilepsy and focal epilepsy, in which the patient remains conscious during a seizure.

There are many possible causes: for example, masses, inflammation or bleeding are also possible.

Investigating the causes of an epileptic event should be tackled quickly and with the utmost care!

In many cases, precise observation and documentation of the seizures by relatives is also very helpful for a precise diagnosis.