Epilepsy is a neurological disorder where there is abnormal spontaneous recurrent tendency activity in CNS which may clinically manifest as abnormal motor, sensory or psychomotor experiences. Dr. Vaseem Choudhary gives you brief information on the Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment of Epilepsy.
- Brain tumor
- Lack of oxygen supply to the brain during birth
- Severe head injury
- Drug abuse
- Infections like meningitis or encephalitis
- Abnormal levels of sodium or blood sugar in the body
- Developmental disorders such as autism and neurofibromatosis
- Lack of sleep
- Flashing of lights, images, repetitive patterns in a photosensitive person.
- Temporary confusion
- Loss of consciousness
- Uncontrolled jerking movements of hands and legs
- Frothing of mouth
- Biting of tongue
- Passage of urine or stool
- Severe bodyache malaise
TYPES OF EPILEPSY:
1. Focal seizures:
When it is seen that seizures appear resulting in abnormal activity in only one hemisphere of the cerebral cortex then it is said to be as Focal seizures, it is further subdivided into 2 categories such as
Simple partial seizures:
These seizures are generally without loss of consciousness, they may alter emotions or result in involuntary jerks, sensory symptoms such as tingling dizziness also observed.
Complex partial seizures:
These seizures involve change or loss of consciousness, there is repeated movements of your body and you may not respond to the environment
2. Generalized seizures:
Seizures that involve all parts of the brain is said to be generalized seizures there are 6 types seen in this category
Previously it was named as petit mal seizure, there is a brief loss of awareness and mostly found in children with subtle body movements like eye blinking, lip-smacking
Agonist and antagonist fire simultaneously which represents body stiffness, muscles of your arm back, and leg are affected
Agonist and antagonist fire alternately which represents as repeated body jerks, usually neck face and arm is affected
Antagonist and agonist simultaneously fire and then they alternate fire which represents as first body stiffness and then jerks loss of bladder control orbiting of the tongue is seen generally in this type
Usually, there is a loss of tone of the muscles and the patient feels like a lump of meat tends to collapse
A sudden single body jerk is noticed handshakes like a flying saucer.
Recurrent frequent seizures for more than 5 minutes without regaining full consciousness between them, there is an increased risk of permanent brain damage.
- Epilepsy EEG Test:
During an electroencephalogram, electrical signals of the brain are recorded with the help of sensors
- Blood test:
Complete blood count and electrolyte balance and blood sugars are scrutinized
- PET Scan:
A positron emission tomography scan may be used to locate the part of the brain that is causing seizure
- Spinal tap:
Pressure on the brain, presence of abnormal cells and bacteria is found
Relaxation on falling asleep especially in children with rickety tuberculous scrofulous and flabby symptoms with open fontanelle calls for this remedy, sweating on head and neck is also a peculiar feature, the epileptic tendency with disconnection with the outside world brood over his affliction with melancholic with anxiety palpitations fretfulness is an indicative step for this remedy
Very deep acting remedy with an excellent feature for epilepsy in child life calls for this remedy, convulsions start from the brain through the aura which is of long duration settles in epigastrium, there are contractions of fingers and toes which may further lead to unconsciousness, fits occur in menstrual periods, spasms during dentition are peculiar characteristics.
This remedy is prescribed when it is seen that after the aura the patient keeps taking too much may be uncontrolled, epilepsy appears every seven days, the patient usually complains that there is the flickering of light in front of eyes before the aura, there is stiffness of muscles of the back with contraction of hands.
Aura starts in the solar plexus, certain phases of the moon are also said to affect the attack, nocturnal epilepsy. Coldness before the aura typically calls for this remedy, after the attack, there is warm perspiration, coldness especially on the left side of the body before the aura is a peculiar feature of this remedy.
In epileptic convulsions this is said to be a best-prescribed remedy, there is severe twitching and jerking and also great hunger before the attack frothing of the mouth and biting of the tongue is also noticed, illusions of sight and hearing YY YMYGY, epilepsy of hysterical nature is peculiar characteristic for this remedy.
Dr.Vaseem Choudhary and his team have treated many patients successfully of epilepsy with his expert knowledge and mastery skills so if you are looking for your cure please visit our center at Homeo Care Clinic, Pune for further assistance.