It is hard to diagnose epilepsy as health conditions like migraine, fainting, and panic attacks have the same symptoms. Your doctor will ask you some questions regarding the seizure. So, you should tell everything that you remember. Your doctor may ask you to go through the following tests:
Electroencephalogram (EEG): This test will help your doctor to see whether there is any unusual electrical activity in your brain or not as it is common in the person suffering from epilepsy. A sensor will be attached to your scalp that will catch electrical signals.
Brain Scan: This scan will help your doctor to see whether there is any tumor growing in your brain or not. This scan also finds if your brain has been scarred or there is some internal damage. All these things can cause epilepsy. With the help of radio waves and magnetic fields, your doctor can see a clear image of your brain.
Proper treatment can help the person suffering from epilepsy as it will lessen the seizures or will completely stop seizures. Treatments include:
Anti-Epileptic DrugsSurgery that can remove the part of the brain that is causing seizure. A small electrical device that can control the seizuresThe ketogenic diet as it helps in controlling seizures
In some cases, a person suffering from epilepsy needs treatment for life. However, once seizures stop, you can stop the treatment procedure. Your doctor knows better, he/ she will prescribe you the best treatment on the basis of the severity of your disease.