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Epilepsy is a spectrum disorder, meaning how you experience it varies widely from person to person. Seizures, which are triggered by disruptions to normal nerve activity in the brain, are the defining symptom of epilepsy. But every person has varying signs of a seizure, sometimes depending on what part of the brain is involved. Epilepsy symptoms can range from mild to debilitating.
If you’re experiencing seizure symptoms in Northern California, Find a Doctor at any of the Dignity Health North State neurology centers. We have trusted experts that can diagnose the cause of your seizures and provide the right treatment.
There are three main types of seizures:
You may be diagnosed with epilepsy if you have repeated seizures over a period of time. Generally speaking, symptoms for any of type of seizure may include:
Your doctor will perform a thorough physical exam and discuss your medical history with you, including any family history of epilepsy. Your doctor will ask for details about previous seizures, including what you experience, how often they happen, and if you’ve noticed anything that tends to bring them on. He or she may also order tests, including:
A diagnosis of epilepsy can help you to get the treatment you need. Neurologists at Dignity Health North State will address your physical, mental, and spiritual needs and offer a comprehensive treatment plan.
Starting epilepsy treatments early on may reduce the number and severity of your seizures and improve your quality of life.
Dignity Health North State offers personalized health care with humankindness for patients with epilepsy in Mt. Shasta, Red Bluff, and Redding, CA.