Adult Onset Seizures

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Adult Onset Seizures

Are you seeking treatment for epilepsy in Suffolk County because you are having difficulty grappling with the effects of your first handful of adult-onset seizures? Our team at Three Village Neurology can ensure a proper diagnosis and safe treatment.

First, allow us to put your mind at ease–epilepsy is a very common neurological condition that affects every demographic all across the United States. In fact, it is estimated that 1% of all Americans will develop epilepsy at some point in their lifetime, the majority of whom first began displaying symptoms either as young children or as older adults. By choosing to undergo your treatment for epilepsy in Suffolk County with us, you will be providing yourself with a world-class patient care experience that will not only provide treatment of your specific condition but will also provide insight into how you will still be able to live your desired lifestyle without worry of a seizure incident.

The first step in our treatment process is to examine your symptoms in order to determine the type of seizure that is affecting you. Seizure types fall into two main categories–focal, and generalized. Focal seizures, also known as partial seizures, involve only one area of the brain, and most commonly present with the following symptoms:

  • Staring blankly into space
  • The involuntary jerking of a specific body part.
  • The repetition of simple movements, such as the rubbing of one’s hands or the licking of one’s lips.
  • A momentary loss of consciousness
  • Or, a change in sensory perception.

Generalized seizures contain several sub-categories, but all of them involve all areas of the brain and therefore affect the entire body at once.

Following an evaluation of your symptoms, our most common method of confirming an epilepsy diagnosis is to measure the electrical impulses of your brain using an electroencephalogram. Once the diagnosis has been confirmed, we will discuss treatment options. Adult-onset seizures are most commonly treated with medication, but surgical options are available for severe cases.

We at Three Village Neurology pride ourselves on providing our patients with the highest quality treatment for epilepsy in Suffolk County. If you are beginning to experience adult-onset seizures and want the assurance that you can still live a normal, healthy life, don’t wait to contact us today!