About Epilepsy

Epilepsy is a neurological disorder in which activity in the brain becomes abnormal, causing seizures or periods of unusual behavior, sensations, and sometimes loss of awareness.

At least two unprovoked seizures are generally required for an epilepsy diagnosis.

Symptoms

  • Temporary confusion
  • A staring spell
  • Uncontrollable jerking movements of the arms and legs
  • Loss of consciousness or awareness
  • Psychic symptoms such as fear, anxiety or deja vu
  • Staring blankly for a few seconds during a seizure
  • Repeatedly twitching their arms or legs

At least two seizures are generally required for an epilepsy diagnosis.

When to See a Doctor

Seek immediate medical help if any of the following occurs:

  • The seizure lasts more than five minutes.
  • Breathing or consciousness doesn’t return after the seizure stops.
  • A second seizure follows immediately.
  • You have a high fever.
  • You’re experiencing heat exhaustion.
  • You’re pregnant.
  • You have diabetes.
  • You’ve injured yourself during the seizure.

If it is your first experience having a seizure, seek medical advice.

Make an Appointment Now. Call 786-565-8735.

Make an Appointment Now.
Call 786-565-8735.