HOW WE CAN HELP YOU?

If you have experienced more than one seizure and/or have been diagnosed with epilepsy you may like to know what further options you might have to treat this condition. In this case, it might be time for you to come in and make an appointment to see us at Dr. Jennifer McMonigle Medical PC of Smithtown, NY. We’ll help you find the best course of treatment to manage your epilepsy and work with you to develop a plan going forward so you can get on with your normal life and activities.

EPILEPSY

Having experienced more than one seizure can point to a person having epilepsy. The characteristic involuntary movements, spasms, and behavioral changes that occur can be highly disruptive for a person who is trying to do normal activities. When these occur over and over again and without warning this is especially alarming to have to deal with. This is why tending to the condition and finding ways to alleviate the symptoms is so important to improving quality of life.

WHAT IS EPILEPSY?

Epilepsy is a disorder characterized by the presence of recurrent (two or more) unprovoked seizures. These seizures are the result of a disturbance or disruption in the electrical activity in the brain. While it is understood that it seizures, and in turn epilepsy, are the caused by electrical misfiring in the brain, the reason for this is trickier to pinpoint. Usually, it is difficult to determine the exact source of the problem, but some culprits are thought to be genetic conditions, brain trauma, tuberous sclerosis, or infections such as encephalitis or meningitis. Epilepsy may also be the result of brain damage or injury that occurred before birth.

HOW TO TREAT EPILEPSY?

Understanding the root cause of a person’s epilepsy is the most helpful step that can be taken before treatment occurs. But as stated before, this is not always possible and so then the mission becomes how to best treat the patient and keep seizures under control. Most people with epilepsy respond very well to Anti Epilepsy Drugs (AEDs) and can live normal lives when treated in this manner. There are a multitude of different drugs that fall under this umbrella and one of a combination of these medications may work differently from one patient to another. What they have in common is that AEDs are effective at altering the chemical levels in the brain. The diagnosis and the patient’s medical history will determine which medications may be most effective for them. If medication does not appear to be effective, other lifestyle and dietary changes may provide some relief.

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