What is Epilepsy?
Epilepsy is one of the most common neurological disorders in which repeated episodes of disturbance in the sensory organs, unconsciousness, convulsions happen. These activities are triggered due to some atypical centric activity within the brain. Epilepsy is also referred to as fits or seizures. The range of severity of the seizures depends on the individual. Though there is no permanent cure of this neurological disease, certain medicines have proved quite helpful for patients.
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Unfortunately there are no developed cures for most types of epilepsy. In many cases, epilepsy surgery has helped in stopping some kinds of seizure from occurring. In many cases, an epilepsy surgery is not required. The doctor may prescribe seizure-preventing medicines or anti-epileptic medicines. Certain medicines may help in limiting seizures in one patient, but may not be able to do so in another. Even if the right medicine is pinpointed, it can take a while to find the ideal dosage. The majority of anti-epileptic medicines are taken orally. The doctor will prescribe which medicine is to be given for specific type of seizure. Like explained earlier, all patients do not react in the same way to medicines, but generally anti-epileptic medicines help control seizures. The medicines mostly prescribed are: