Epilepsy is one of the most common disorders of the nervous system. It affects nearly 110,000 people in the state of Michigan alone and 30,000 of these continue to have seizures despite medical treatment.
As accredited level 4 comprehensive programs, Beaumont’s Pediatric and Adult Comprehensive Epilepsy Centers offer one of the most comprehensive diagnostic and treatment programs for epilepsy in the state of Michigan.
WHAT IS EPILEPSY
Epilepsy is a disorder in the brain that causes neurons, of clusters of nerves cells, to send abnormal electrical signals. These signals can trigger strange sensations, emotions, and behaviors. Which commonly lead to convulsions, seizures, muscles spasms, and potential loss of consciousness.
Epilepsy affects approximately one percent of the population and can occur in all age groups. Seizures are very common among the elderly, who represent the most rapidly growing population with epilepsy. In addition, one percent of all children in the United States suffer from some for of pediatric epilepsy.