If you have epilepsy, you need a plan for taking back your self-confidence
Seizures can strike without warning, at any time or place. The uncertainty can take away your self-confidence and your sense of well-being. At Novant Health, our experts will put their training and resources to work to help you feel safe again.
Seizures happen when electrical activity in the brain surges. An episode can last from a few seconds to a few minutes. Each seizure can affect part or all of the brain.
The severity of your symptoms can vary, ranging from blank stares or jerking of the arms or legs to convulsions or a loss of consciousness. Sometimes, you may not realize this is happening.
Diagnosis and treatment
Epilepsy may be diagnosed if you have one seizure that is not caused by a reversible medical condition. Seizures may be related to a family history or brain injury. However, this is not always the case.
It is challenging to treat epilepsy because each person’s condition is unique, like our fingerprints. You may also react differently to treatment. Detailed testing may be necessary to develop a personalized care plan.
At Novant Health, we offer the latest treatments and our programs are certified by the National Association of Epilepsy Centers to meet the highest standards. This means you have convenient access to some of the area’s most complete testing, treatment and monitoring. If you have epilepsy or experience seizures, you may benefit from an evaluation in one of our world-class epilepsy centers.