Epilepsy in children happens because of neurological disorders. It is a kind of central nervous system disorder. The brain activity tends to get disrupted severely because of sudden seizures, which are also some of the most common symptoms of this.The child may lose consciousness. But in most cases, the problem can be treated with the right medication.
HOW IS EPILEPSY IN CHILDREN DIAGNOSED?
The pediatrician will detect the disorder by doing a physical examination and getting details of medical history. He may suggest tests for further diagnosis. An electroencephalogram (EEG), which measures electrical activity of the brain via harmless sensors secured to the scalp while the child lays on a bed. A magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) test or a computerized tomography (CAT) scans of the brain, both of which look at images of the brain
HOW IS EPILEPSY IN CHILDREN TREATED?
Epilepsy can be effectively treated through medication. The doctor will take into consideration the child’s age, his or her health and frequency and severity of the seizures before prescribing medication
DID YOU KNOW?
Some children’s seizures happen in response to triggers such as stress, excitement, boredom, missed medication or lack of sleep. Keeping a diary of their seizures can help to see if there are any patterns to when seizures happen. If one can recognise triggers, avoiding them as far as possible may help to reduce the number of seizures the child has. Getting enough sleep, and well-balanced meals, will help keep the child healthy and may help to reduce their seizures.