What is Epilepsy ?

Electrical activity is happening in our brain all the time, as the cells in the brain send messages to each other. A seizure happens when there is a sudden burst of intense electrical activity in the brain. This causes a temporary disruption to the way the brain normally works. The result is an epileptic seizure. When a child has epilepsy, it means they have a tendency to have seizures. Anyone can have a one-off seizure, but this doesn’t always mean they have epilepsy.

What causes
Epilepsy in Children ?

Sometimes, doctors can find a clear cause for a child epilepsy. Possible causes of epilepsy include:

But in over half of all children with epilepsy, doctors don’t know what caused it. Some may have a family history of epilepsy, suggesting that they may have inherited it.

01

Stroke

02

A brain infection,
such as meningitis

03

Severe
head injury

04

Problems during birth which caused the baby to get less oxygen

How is epilepsy diagnosed ?

The main way epilepsy doctors in Dubai doctors diagnose epilepsy is by taking a detailed description of the seizures. They may also arrange for some tests to help give them more information about the possible type and cause of the epilepsy. This can also help rule out any other conditions that could be causing seizures. These tests can include blood tests, an EEG (recording of the brainwaves) and brain scans. But there isn’t a single test that can prove if someone does or does not have epilepsy.

How is epilepsy
treated ?

The main treatment for epilepsy is epilepsy medicines. These are sometimes called anti-epileptic drugs or AEDs. The medicine doesn’t cure epilepsy, but helps to stop or reduce the number of seizures.

If epilepsy medicine doesn’t work well for someone, their doctor might suggest other types of treatment. Other types of treatment include brain surgery, another type of surgery called vagus nerve stimulation, and a special diet called the ketogenic diet which is sometimes used for children.

Some of the Conditions commonly Encountered and Managed by Dr. Aman PS Sohal

+ Tics and Tourette Syndrome

+ Epilepsy & Seizures

+ Spasticity Management

+ Movement Disorders

+ Cerebral Palsy

+ Congenital Myasthenia Syndromes

+ Muscular Dystrophy

+ Neuropathies

+ Sleep Disorder

+ Headaches

+ Neuro Rehabilitation

+ ADHD

+ Autoimmune Neurological Disorders

+ Neurodevelopment Disorders

+ Neurometabolic Disorders

+ Neurogenetic Disorders

+ Neurogenetic Disorders

+ Autistic Spectrum Disorder

+ CVA & Stroke Management