First Choice Neurology

Epilepsy

Epilepsy is the fourth most common neurological disorder and affects people of all ages. It is a chronic disorder of recurring, unpredictable seizures. A person can be diagnosed if they have two unpredictable seizures. During a seizure, a person experiences abnormal behavior and sensations, sometimes losing consciousness. Many people have more than one type of seizure and may have other symptoms of neurological conditions. Seeing a neurologist and having an MRI scan to look at the brain and EEG to record the electrical activity of the brain is very helpful to diagnose types of seizures.

Epilepsy is caused by malfunctioning nerve cell activity in the brain. It may occur as a result of a genetic disorder, brain injury, or a stroke. Any age, gender, and race can be affected. There are an estimated 3.4 million people nationwide that are affected by epilepsy. Having seizures and epilepsy can affect the individual’s safety, work, driving, and more.

Warning Signs

  • Keep track of behaviors – Identify and watch for certain behaviors, environments, or physical and emotional signs that come right before an attack, this can be known as a trigger.
  • Aura – Be aware of a warning “aura”. This could be a taste or smell. This may allow you to lie down in time to avoid falling or seriously injuring yourself.
  • Recurring seizures – If you are experiencing recurring seizures, this could be a sign of epilepsy.

Is There a Treatment for Epilepsy?

Most people with epilepsy find relief from their symptoms with the most common forms of treatment. Treatment might be as simple as taking a medication or require more invasive treatments. It is recommended to see a doctor if you injure yourself during a seizure, having a seizure that lasts longer than 5 minutes and failing to regain consciousness or breathe after the seizure is over.

Ajay Pandey, MD
Medical Specialties
Neurology, Migraines, Dementia, Parkinson’s Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Seizures, TBI, Numbness, Stroke, ADHD, Dizziness and balance, Tremors, Spine disorders, Facial pain/Trigeminal neuralgia, Gait disorder, Neuropathy, Syncope, Muscle weakness, Epilepsy and Fainting spells, Sciatica, Neuro-COVID, Movement disorders, Neuro2go
Location
7000 SW 62nd Avenue, Suite 300
South Miami, FL 33143
(305) 665-6501
Alberto Pinzon, MD
Medical Specialties
Epilepsy, Neurology, Cannabis Medical Treatment
Location
9090 SW 87th Court, Suite 200
Miami, FL 33176
Andrew Lerman, MD
Medical Specialties
Epilepsy, Headaches, Stroke, Parkinson's Disease, Neuromuscular Disorders, Alzheimer’s Disease, Cannabis Medical Treatment, Neuro2Go
Location
2601 SW 37th Avenue, Suite 601
Miami, FL 33133
Bernard Gran, MD
Medical Specialties
Neurology, Headaches/Migraines, Epilepsy, Seizures, Sleep Disorders, Stroke
Location
9090 SW 87th Court, Suite 200
Miami, FL 33176
Brad Dajani, MD
Medical Specialties
Neurologic Disorders, Headaches, Parkinson's disease, Concussion, Stroke, Epilepsy, Gait Disorders, Fibromyalgia, Electromyography, Botox injections
Location
1725 University Drive, Suite 425
Coral Springs, FL 33071
Brian Costell, MD
Medical Specialties
Alzheimer’s Disease, Cannabis Medical Treatment, Dementia, Electromyography, Epilepsy, Headaches/Migraines, Multiple Sclerosis, Neurology, Neuromuscular Disorders, Parkinson’s Disease, Stroke
Location
9970 Central Park Boulevard N, Suite 207
Boca Raton, FL 33428

2605 W. Atlantic Avenue, Suite C-102
Delray Beach, FL 33445
Bruce Kohrman, MD
Medical Specialties
ADHD, Alzheimer’s Disease, Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), Balance, Botox Injections, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Concussion, Dementia, Dizziness, Electromyography, Epilepsy, Facial Pain, Gait Disorders, Headaches/Migraines, Memory, Movement Disorders, Multiple Sclerosis, Myasthenia Gravis, Neck and Back Pain, Neurology, Neuromuscular Disorders, Neuro-Ophthalmology, Neuropathy, Neuroradiology, Numbness, Seizures, Stroke, Traumatic Brain Injury, Tremors, Vertigo
Location
7000 SW 62nd Avenue, Suite 300
South Miami, FL 33143
Bruce S. Zaret, MD, FAAN
Medical Specialties
Neurophysiology, Epilepsy, Headaches/Migraines, Dementia, Vertigo
Location
260 SW 84 Avenue, Suite C
Plantation, FL 33324-2709
(954) 361-3116
Carlos Gadia, MD
Medical Specialties
Pediatric Neurology, Autism, Neurodevelopmental Disorders, Tourette Syndrome, Epilepsy, ADHD, Developmental Delays, Childhood Neuropsychiatric Disorders, Seizures
Location
2741 Executive Park Drive, Suite 3
Weston, FL 33331
(954) 289-5472
Carlos Ramirez-Mejia, MD
Medical Specialties
Epilepsy, Sleep Medicine, Electromyography, Neurology
Location
8940 N. Kendall Drive, Suite 802E
Miami, FL 33176
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