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Epilepsy is a type of movement disorder that is caused by abnormal disruptions in the brain’s nerve activity. The primary symptom of epilepsy is a seizure that ranges from mild to severe. The three types of seizures include absence, focal, and tonic-clonic.
If you’d like to speak with a neurologist for a diagnosis, Find a Doctor at a Dignity Health hospital near you. Our neurology departments offer the latest tests to evaluate symptoms of epilepsy in the Bay Area.
Epilepsy is defined by seizures, which vary in frequency and severity depending on the type of condition and where it starts in your brain.
Seizure symptoms generally include:
If you or a loved one has one or more of these symptoms, meet with a doctor at Dignity Health to receive a diagnosis.
The doctor first performs a detailed physical examination and evaluates your medical and family history. You’ll talk about the details of previous seizures and what you experienced, including how often they happen and if there’s any things that tend to bring them on.
To diagnose epilepsy, your neurologist may order one or more of the following diagnostic tests:
Once your doctor determines a diagnosis, he or she creates a personalized treatment plan to fit you or your loved ones needs. Our goal is to control your seizures and improve your quality of life.
Dignity Health hospitals in the Bay Area offer advanced care to diagnose the symptoms of epilepsy.