Epilepsy is a chronic neurological condition, the hallmark of which is recurrent unprovoked seizures. Epilepsy can affect anybody and can occur at any age. Approximately 5-10 out of 1000 people suffer from epilepsy globally. A person is diagnosed with epilepsy if they have at least two seizures that were not caused by some known and reversible medical condition like alcohol withdrawal or low blood sugar.
A seizure is a sudden burst of electrical activity in the brain. The symptoms of epilepsy vary from person to person. Some people may have occasional seizures, while others may have seizures several times a day. Anyone can develop epilepsy, but some people are more at risk than others. To learn more about how Access Neurology can help, please contact our office to schedule an appointment with Dr. Scariano.