Epilepsy & Seizure Treatment
We’ll help manage your symptoms.
Novant Health neurologists can reduce the severity of your epilepsy and other seizure symptoms with medications, implantable devices, incision-free brain surgery and other outpatient therapies that can help you live more confidently and with minimal recovery time.
Why Choose Novant Health
What are seizures?
Seizures occur when a sudden burst of electrical activity in your brain temporarily impairs how your body typically behaves. They can be unpredictable, and their severity and length vary depending on the affected region of your brain.
Seizures can occur in people of all ages, genders and races but are more common in young children and those 65 or older. According to the Epilepsy Foundation, about 1% of the U.S. population has had an unprovoked seizure, and 1 in every 26 people will develop epilepsy in their lifetime.
What causes seizures?
The primary causes of seizures are:
- Issues with how your brain is wired
- Brain tumors
- Serious infections like meningitis
- Drugs and alcohol
- Blood sugar imbalances
Recurring seizures that aren't triggered by a specific medical event may indicate that you have epilepsy.
Seizure Types and Symptoms
Epilepsy Treatment Options