A person suffering from frequent and prolonged seizures is known as epileptic. It involves prolonged and vigorous shaking that can happen suddenly anytime, anywhere. Treatment of such neurological cases has to be taken seriously which includes proper diagnosis and medication. In extreme conditions an epilepsy surgery is suggested. India is one place where one can get rid of his or epileptic fit and go back to their normal life.
Epilepsy is a group of neurological diseases which surfaces through epileptic seizures for a short or, in worst cases, a long time. Physical injuries like broken bones can occur. They occur due to excessive and abnormal nerve cell activity in the cortex of the brain.
There are mainly two types of epilepsies which are further divided:
Partial Epilepsy is further segregated to simple partial seizures and complex partial seizures. Generalized epilepsy is further broke down to absences, generalized tonic clonic seizures and myoclonic epilepsy.
The causes of epilepsy is broadly not known yet the factors which play a part in commencing an epilepsy are stroke, brain injury, brain tumors, brain infections, birth defects and genetic mutation.
The most common symptom of epilepsy is seizures that can goes on for 10 – 30 minutes. The patient while shaking may vomit and become unconscious. Predominantly, the patient undergoes six kinds of seizures which are: tonic-clonic, tonic, clonic, myoclonic, absence and atonic seizures. After the seizure there comes postictal which can be defined as a period of confusion that the patient goes through before becoming fully conscious. Its time span ranges from 3-15 minutes to a few hours. Other common symptoms include exhaustion, headache, difficulty to speak and abnormal behavior. Localized weakness or Todd’s Paralysis may also occur.
Since the treatment of epilepsy is majorly based on diagnosis and medication, the treatment offered by the epilepsy hospitals in India are based on the patient’s tolerance of side effects, other illness and the medication delivery method. Medications used to treat epilepsy are Carbamazepine, Valium, Eslicarbazepine, Felbamate, Lacosamide, Oxcarbazepine, Tiagabine hydrochloride and Primidone amongst others. Vagus Nerve Stimulation Therapy and Ketogenic Diet are therapies that are provided to the patients. Surgery options include Anteromedial Temporal Lobectomy, Selected Amygdalohippocampectomy, Electrocorticography Guided Resections, Multiple Subpial Transections, Quadrantic Resections, Multilobar Resections, Functional Hemispherotomy and Radiosurgery.
The neurology doctors in India receive almost thousand patients a year and deliver the best treatments. They are not only experts in the field of neurology but also aware about the new techniques and innovations around the world. The neurology doctors in India are also winners of several awards and honors for their continuous contribution and medical service.
Apart from offering more than a 100 beds, ICUs, CCUs and EICUs, the epilepsy treatment hospitals in India provide with the best patient care and medication which is the most important factor in recovering an epilepsy patient. They are equipped with laboratories constituting the latest medical technologies and also possess ECG and EEG equipment that are required for the patient’s diagnosis. Technologies like PET- MR, PET-CT, BrainLab Navigation System, Portable CT Scanner, NovalisTx, Tilting MRI, Cobalt based HDR Brachytherapy, DSA Lab, Hyperbaric Chamber, Fibroscan, Endosonography, 3 Tesla MRI, 128 Slice CT scanner are also installed.
The epilepsy treatment hospitals in India are accredited by NABH, NABL and JCI, the top healthcare center monitoring organizations in India and abroad.
The cost of an epilepsy treatment in India is around USD 3,000 – 3,500 which is much lower than its international cost.
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If you are worrying about where you are going to stay in India then we must sat that you shouldn’t cause we give you accommodation options near the hospitals too starting from guest houses to five star hotels. Our patient manager will always be there for you throughout the treatment and can be your personal guide too.
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