My dad's got fits
He got his fits four years ago, and we consult doctor taking medicine. After two years the same thing occurred. Today fourth time he got fits. What is the reason behind. All his CT scan report, blood sugar levels are normal.
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Epileptic seizures are only one manifestation of neurologic or metabolic diseases. Epileptic seizures have many causes, including a genetic predisposition for certain types of seizures, head trauma, stroke, brain tumors, alcohol or drug withdrawal, repeated episodes of metabolic insults, such as hypoglycemia, and other conditions. Epilepsy is a medical disorder marked by recurrent, unprovoked seizures. Therefore, repeated seizures with an identified provocation (eg, alcohol withdrawal) do not constitute epilepsy...The diagnosis of epileptic seizures is made by analyzing the patient's detailed clinical history and by performing ancillary tests for confirmation. Physical examination helps in the diagnosis of specific epileptic syndromes that cause abnormal findings, such as dermatologic abnormalities. Testing Potentially useful laboratory tests for patients with suspected epileptic seizures include the following: Prolactin levels obtained shortly after a seizure to assess the etiology (epileptic vs nonepileptic) of a spell; levels are typically elevated 3- or 4-fold and more likely to occur with generalized tonic-clonic seizures CSF examination in patients with obtundation or in patients in whom meningitis or encephalitis is suspected Imaging studies EEG Consult nearest neuro physician get a proper clinical examination done with above relevant investigations and treatment in case of your father is mainstay of therapy is an anticonvulsant; if a patient has had more than 1 seizure, administration of an anticonvulsant is recommended...Consult neuro physician they will help you further Regards
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