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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.

Enme Corrales-Reyes, MD
Location
14201 W. Sunrise Blvd., Suite 207
Sunrise, FL 33323-3207
Heather N. Britton, MD
Medical Specialties
Neurology, Movement Disorders, Parkinson's disease, tremors, Dementia, Alzheimer's disease, Epilepsy, Seizures
Location
2825 North State Rd. 7, Suite 207
Margate, FL 33063
Jeffrey Gelblum, MD
Medical Specialties
Alzheimer's Cannabis Medical Treatment, Dementia, Electromyography, Epilepsy, Headaches/Migraines, Parkinson’s Disease, Familial Amyloid Polyneuropathy, Seizures, Pain Management, , COVID-19 Long Haulers, Neuro2Go
Location
2801 NE 213 Street, Suite 1004
Aventura, FL 33180
Jennifer Montanti, MD
Medical Specialties
Dementia, Headaches/Migraines, Neurology, Stroke
Location
21000 NE 28th Avenue
Aventura, FL 33180
Julie Schwartzbard, MD, FAAN
Medical Specialties
Electromyography, Neuromuscular Disorders, Dementia, Headaches/Migraines
Location
21000 NE 28th Avenue, Suite 205
Aventura, FL 33180
Luis I. Becerra, MD
Medical Specialties
Epilepsy, Headaches/Migraines, Neurology, Stroke
Location
21000 NE 28th Avenue, Suite 205
Aventura, FL 33180
Meghan Jacobs, PsyD
Medical Specialties
Neuropsychology
Location
9970 Central Park Blvd., Suite 207
Boca Raton, FL 33428
Nicholas DePrima, PsyD, ABPP-CN
Medical Specialties
Alzheimer’s Disease, Dementia, Epilepsy, Multiple Sclerosis, Neuropsychology, Parkinson’s Disease, Stroke
Location
3502 Kyoto Gardens Drive, Suite A
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410
Patricio S. Espinosa, MD
Medical Specialties
Alzheimer’s Disease, Dementia, Electromyography, Epilepsy, Headaches/Migraines, Multiple Sclerosis, Neurology, Neuromuscular Disorders, Parkinson’s Disease, Stroke
Location
801 Meadows Road, Suite 103
Boca Raton, FL 33486

875 Meadows Road, Suite 323
Boca Raton, FL 33486
Raul Grosz, MD
Medical Specialties
Dementia, Epilepsy, Headaches/Migraines, Neurology, Neuromuscular Disorders, Parkinson’s Disease, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Neuropathy
Location
2801 NE 213 Street, Suite 1004
Aventura, FL 33180

3801 Biscayne Blvd, Suite 140
Miami, FL 33137
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