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Epilepsy

Epilepsy is a brain disorder where the brain cells send abnormal electric signals due to miscommunication between the nerve cells. Epilepsy is a term used when you have multiple seizures. Anu Institute of Neuro and Cardiac Sciences offers team of experts in epilepsy care work together to provide individualized care to each patient. Our epilepsy team include neurologists, neurosurgeons, imaging specialists (radiologists), mental health specialists (neuropsychologists) and other professionals who work together to provide exactly the care a patient need.

Department of Epilepsy

The Department of Epilepsy in Anu Institute of Neuro and Cardiac Sciences offers team of experts in epilepsy care work together to provide individualized care to each patient.

Epilepsy is a brain disorder where the patient gets recurrent seizures or fits due to unstable or hypersensitive neurons that fire causing involuntary movements and sensations.

Evaluation and management of patients with epilepsy includes initial consultation, evaluation with EEG, imaging and treatment with appropriate anti-epileptic medications. At Anu Neuro and Cardiac Sciences Vijayawada, We have a very good neurophysiology department with video-EEG services. We manage and treat refractory epilepsies and undertake neuro-surgical evaluation of patients with intractable epilepsy.

Symptoms of epilepsy

Epilepsy symptoms vary from person to person. If the person suffers from same type of epilepsy every time then the symptoms will remain the same. Below mentioned are a few symptoms of epilepsy.

  • Temporary confusion
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Uncontrollable jerking movements of the arm and leg
  • Psychic symptoms
  • Causes of Epilepsy

    It is considered that for more than half of the people with epilepsy, the actual cause of the disease cannot be identified. The several most common epilepsy causes that have been known are:

  • Genetic factors and heredity
  • Trauma in the head
  • Condition of the brain
  • Infectious diseases
  • Prenatal brain injury
  • Developmental disorders
  • Presence of brain tumours or cysts in the brain.
  • Treatment for Epilepsy:

    Epilepsy symptoms and treatment may vary on a case-by-case basis. Our team of Neurologists generally begin the first line of treatment with medications. These are generally available in tablet, liquid, and injectable forms that travel to the bloodstream and affect neurotransmitters that regulate the electrical activity in the brain.

    Surgery is another means of fits disease cure. In cases where medications fail to provide a cure for seizures, doctors may recommend surgeries.

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    Dr. NAVEEN THOTA
    M.D., (Gen. Med.) D.M., (Neurology)

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