Patient Education

An “aura” is a warning. When a focal seizure begins, it starts in a small part of your brain. During this period, some patients may experience mild symptoms like a bad odor, or a bad taste (please see complete list in the text box). If the seizure spreads beyond this small part of the brain,...
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Seizures are divided into two categories: 1. Focal: A focal seizure starts in one small region from the outer surface of the brain. As I described earlier, sometimes the uncontrolled sparking can spread all over the brain. 2. Primary Generalized: A primary generalized seizure starts all over the brain simultaneously. In this kind of seizure,...
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Epilepsy is a tendency to have repeated seizures. Many patients have a seizure only once in their lifetime. They do not get seizures repeatedly. These patients do not have epilepsy. Many patients who have a single seizure do not develop Epilepsy. However, some patients keep on having seizures. They have a higher tendency to have...
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Our brain runs on electricity. Usually, this electricity is well controlled, and runs smoothly from one part of the brain to another, just like it would in a big city like Mumbai. Sometimes there is a loss of control over this electricity. You can think of it as a short-circuit and small sparks flying in...
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Our brain runs on electricity and chemicals. If there is too much or too little of a chemical in your brain, it causes a disease. Parkinson’s disease is caused by the reduction of a chemical called “Dopamine” in our brain. Dopamine is produced in the back of our brain, in a part called the “Mid-Brain”....
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