Epileptic seizures occur when there is a sudden and overwhelming burst of electrical activity in the brain. These seizures come in different types. Whichever type you or your loved one suffers from, the impact can be huge. Getting the correct epilepsy treatments London for your seizures can make a massive difference in the quality of your life.
There are many different causes of these seizures. Knowing which type of epilepsy is causing the seizures is vital in selecting the right treatment.
Diagnosis of Epilepsy in London
Diagnosing the specific type of epilepsy can be difficult. Doctors often have to rely on an accumulation of data. It can be helpful to keep a diary of not only when seizures occur, but how long they last, what you were doing before it started and include as many details as possible. It can be helpful for your doctor to speak to someone who has seen you having a seizure as this can provide even more information.
Combined with the information about your seizures, tests can also be helpful. These can include blood tests, brain scans and EEGs. Given that so much information needs to be considered it best to seek the opinion of a specialist. Neurologists are best placed to identify which type of epilepsy is causing the problem.
Epilepsy Treatments London
Epilepsy is most often treated with AEDs (Anti-Epileptic Drugs). These drugs are not able to cure epilepsy. They help to control the symptoms and reduce the number of seizures.
Selecting the correct drug is not straightforward, and it can take some trial and error. About 40% of patients start on the right medication. Given that the choice can be complex, your best chance for success is to work with a highly experienced neurologist.
Make an Appointment
If you are seeking epilepsy treatments London, then you should contact Dr Dominic Paviour. Dr Paviour is an experienced consultant neurologist. He will work with you to find the right course of treatment to help you get control of your symptoms and your life.