Sezuire Treatment in Frisco, TX
About 150,000 Americans are diagnosed with seizures each year. In fact, seizures are the fourth most common neurological disorder. So what is a seizure and why do they happen? How can a neurologist help get your seizures under control? Here at Affinity Neurocare, Dr. Nnamdi Dike and his expert team understand how scary and confusing it can be for both the person having seizures and their loved ones, which is why they are here to provide you with the care you need to get your seizures under control.
When people often think about seizures they usually picture someone on the ground shaking uncontrollably. While this can happen, there are other types of seizures that can be so subtle that you might not even realize you are having one. Symptoms of a seizure can vary depending on the type of seizure you are experiencing. Those under the effects of a seizure may experience twitching or jerking of the limbs, they may seem confused, or have a fixed stare during the episode. They may also experience mood swings such as irritability or anxiety. Some people even lose consciousness.
There are different kinds of seizures out there and while most people have heard of epilepsy, a brain disorder characterized by seizures, this condition doesn’t have to be present for someone to experience seizures. In fact, anyone can experience a seizure at some point during their lifetime. A seizure might be brought on by sleep deprivation, drugs, a brain injury, extremely low blood sugar, or even an anxiety attack.
The are three overarching types of seizures:
- Grand mal seizures
- Focal seizures (also referred to as partial seizures)
- Generalized seizures
So, when should you seek medical attention? If you suspect that you or a loved one is experiencing seizures it is important that you get to the bottom of these symptoms, as untreated seizures can lead to injuries, accidents, and health complications. It’s important that you have a medical team like ours who can guide you step-by-step through the best treatment plan to reduce the severity and frequency of your seizures.
In order to determine whether you are experiencing seizures, we will run a series of diagnostic and imaging tests to look at the electrical activity within the brain. This is also the best way to determine if there is a growth, tumor or bleed that is responsible for your seizures.
While seizures might be an isolated incident, if you are someone who deals with them regularly then anti-seizure medication is often prescribed. There are several anti-seizure medications on the market and we will work with you to determine the right type and dose to help manage your symptoms.
If medication doesn’t stave off the seizures then we will need to discuss other treatment options. Sometimes surgery is necessary to remove the area of the brain responsible for the seizures. Some implant procedures such as vagus nerve stimulation and deep brain stimulation can also control the electrical impulses of the brain.
If you are dealing with seizures and looking to speak with our neurological team about the seizure treatment options we offer here in Frisco, TX, call Affinity Neurocare at (214) 295-6597.
Do you suffer from seizures and are looking for treatment?
Call Affinity Neurocare in Frisco, TX at (214) 295-6597 to schedule an appointment with our neurologist!