Epilepsy is a brain disorder that causes recruiting, unprovoked seizures. Not all seizures are the result of epilepsy. Seizures may relate to a brain injury or family trait, but the cause is often unknown.
A seizure is a sudden, uncontrolled electrical disturbance in the brain. It can cause changes in your behavior, movements, feelings, and levels of consciousness. There are different types of seizures. Some common types are focal or partial seizures, generalized seizures, and absence seizures. Everyone experiences seizures differently, but common symptoms include temporary confusion, uncontrollable jerking movements of the arms and legs, and loss of consciousness or awareness.
If you believe you have epilepsy and would like to make an appointment, call A Ray of Hope: Great Lakes Institute of Neurology and Psychiatry, at 847-268-3908 or make an appointment online today, for expert, multidisciplinary treatment for epilepsy.