If somebody has a seizure disorder it needs to be treated. There are various treatment options and also conventional medication, says Dr. Andrew Lerman, Neurologist with Baptist Health Neuroscience Center. The specialist explains if the patient doesnÂ´t visit the physician and doesnÂ´t treat the seizures, they can cause a significant disability to the patient. Dr. Lerman says the doctor's biggest concern about people being untreated with seizures is the risk for disability and an injury to themselves.
Dr. Andrew Lerman, Neurologist with Baptist Health Neuroscience Center, explains when it's necessary to see a doctor. He affirms if someone sees in his family seizure, unexplained loss of consciousness or memory loss, staring episodes, abnormal sleep behavior or episodes of decreased responsiveness itÂ´s essential to visit a doctor for evaluation.
Epilepsy is a neurological disorder that consists of a predisposition to persistent epileptic seizures. Patients have an electrical predisposition to have clinical symptoms caused by aberrant electrical activity in the brain. Dr. Andrew Lerman, Neurologist with Baptist Health Neuroscience Center, explains with a digital imaging how the brain activity increases and seizures occurs. The specialist says epilepsy can be genetic, environmental, caused by trauma, strokes or neurodegenerative processes as well.
It's really important to get help immediately if someone sees some of the epilepsy signs: periods of rapid eye blinking and staring, jerking movements, stiffening of the body, loss of consciousness, breathing problems, falling suddenly or nodding head rhythmically. Dr. Andrew Lerman, Neurologist with Baptist Health Neuroscience Center, advises to be alert when one, or more, of those signs appear.