Seizure

At CoreMed Plus, we understand that living with seizures can be a challenging and sometimes overwhelming experience. We are dedicated to providing compassionate and comprehensive care to individuals with seizures, helping them manage their symptoms and improve their quality of life.

Our healthcare professionals are trained in the latest treatments and techniques for diagnosing, treating, and managing seizures. We offer a range of services to help individuals with seizures, including diagnostic testing to determine the cause and severity of seizures, medication management to help relieve symptoms and prevent future seizures, and referrals to other healthcare providers and specialists as needed.

We understand that seizures can be a sensitive and complex issue, and we offer a non-judgmental and supportive environment where individuals can feel comfortable discussing their symptoms and concerns. We work with each individual to develop a personalized treatment plan tailored to their specific needs and goals, taking into account their overall health, lifestyle, and preferences.

Our goal at CoreMed Plus is to help individuals with seizures live their best lives by managing their symptoms and improving their neurological health. If you are experiencing seizures or have been diagnosed with a seizure disorder, we encourage you to seek medical attention and take the first step toward better health. Our team is here to provide the support and resources you need to manage seizures and improve your quality of life.

What is a Seizure

A seizure is a sudden, abnormal electrical activity in the brain that can cause various symptoms, ranging from brief staring episodes to full-blown convulsions. Seizures are caused by abnormal electrical discharges in the brain that disrupt normal brain activity. There are many different types of seizures, varying in severity and duration depending on the individual and the underlying cause.

Seizures can be caused by a wide range of factors, including:

  • Epilepsy: A neurological disorder characterized by recurrent seizures
  • Brain injury or trauma
  • Brain tumors or infections
  • Genetic conditions
  • Metabolic disorders
  • Drug or alcohol withdrawal
  • Low blood sugar levels

The symptoms of a seizure can vary depending on the type of seizure and the individual. Some common symptoms of a seizure may include:

  • Loss of consciousness
  • Convulsions or jerking movements
  • Staring or unresponsiveness
  • Confusion or disorientation
  • Muscle stiffness or rigidity
  • Tingling sensations or numbness
  • Visual or auditory hallucinations
  • Uncontrollable shaking or tremors

Diagnosing seizures typically involves a thorough medical history, physical exam, and neurological evaluation. Additional tests may be necessary to determine the underlying cause of the seizure, including blood tests, EEG (electroencephalogram), CT scan or MRI, and neurological imaging tests.

Treatment for seizures depends on the underlying cause and the severity of the symptoms. Medications can be prescribed for many individuals with seizures to help manage the symptoms and prevent future seizures. Other treatments may include surgery, electrical stimulation, or lifestyle modifications.

At CoreMed Plus, we offer various services to help individuals with seizures manage their symptoms and improve their quality of life. Our team of healthcare professionals is trained in the latest treatments and techniques for managing seizures, and we work with each individual to develop a personalized treatment plan that meets their unique needs.

If you are experiencing seizures, it is important to seek medical attention immediately to begin treatment and manage your symptoms. Our team provides the support and resources to manage seizures and improve neurological health. We offer various services, including diagnostic testing to determine the cause and severity of your seizures, medication management to help relieve your symptoms and prevent future seizures, and referrals to other healthcare providers and specialists as needed.

Treatment for Seizures

The treatment and management of seizures depend on the underlying cause, the severity of the symptoms, and the individual’s overall health. For many people with seizures, a combination of medication, lifestyle changes, and other therapies can help manage their symptoms and improve their quality of life.

 

Medications are often the first line of treatment for seizures. Many different types of medications are available, and the choice of medication will depend on the type of seizure and the individual’s overall health. Some common medications used to treat seizures include:

  1. Anticonvulsants: These medications reduce the abnormal electrical activity in the brain that causes seizures. Examples include phenytoin, carbamazepine, and valproic acid.
  2. Benzodiazepines: These medications work by increasing the activity of a neurotransmitter called GABA, which helps reduce the brain’s abnormal electrical activity. Examples include clonazepam and diazepam.
  3. Barbiturates: These medications work by increasing the activity of GABA, similar to benzodiazepines. Examples include phenobarbital.
  4. Calcium Channel Blockers: These medications block calcium channels in the brain, which can reduce the abnormal electrical activity that causes seizures. Examples include ethosuximide and gabapentin.

In addition to medication, other therapies can help manage seizures and improve overall health. These may include:

  1. Surgery: In some cases, surgery may be necessary to remove a brain tumor or other structural abnormality that is causing seizures.
  2. Dietary Changes: Certain dietary changes, such as following a ketogenic diet, may help reduce the frequency and severity of seizures.
  3. Vagus Nerve Stimulation: This therapy involves implanting a device that sends electrical impulses to the vagus nerve in the neck, which can help reduce seizures.
  4. Lifestyle Modifications: Certain lifestyle changes, such as getting enough sleep, reducing stress, and avoiding triggers like alcohol and caffeine, may help reduce the frequency and severity of seizures.

At CoreMed Plus, we offer various services to help individuals with seizures manage their symptoms and improve their quality of life. Our team of healthcare professionals is trained in the latest treatments and techniques for controlling seizures, and we work with each individual to develop a personalized treatment plan that meets their unique needs. We offer diagnostic testing to determine the cause and severity of seizures, medication management to help relieve symptoms and prevent future seizures, and referrals to other healthcare providers and specialists as needed.

It is essential to seek medical attention if you are experiencing seizures, as untreated seizures can lead to serious complications and may be life-threatening. Our team at CoreMed Plus is here to provide the support and resources you need to manage seizures and improve your neurological health. We offer a non-judgmental and supportive environment, and we work with each individual to develop a treatment plan that is tailored to their specific needs and goals.

Living With Seizures

Living with seizures can be challenging, as they can significantly impact a person’s daily life. Seizures are caused by abnormal electrical activity in the brain and can manifest in different ways, including loss of consciousness, muscle spasms, and convulsions. While there is no cure for seizures, many strategies can help people manage their condition and improve their quality of life.

One of the most important aspects of living with seizures is understanding the triggers that can lead to seizures. Common triggers include lack of sleep, stress, flashing lights, and certain medications or drugs. By identifying and avoiding triggers, people with seizures can reduce the frequency and severity of their seizures.

Another important strategy for managing seizures is taking medication as prescribed. Anticonvulsant medications, also known as antiepileptic drugs, can help reduce the frequency and severity of seizures. However, it is important to work closely with a healthcare provider to find the right medication and dosage, as some medications can have side effects or interact with other medications.

In addition to medication, many other strategies can help people manage seizures. For example, some people find relief from seizures by following a ketogenic diet, which is high in fat and low in carbohydrates. Others may benefit from relaxation techniques, such as meditation, yoga, or deep breathing exercises, to reduce stress and anxiety.

Living with seizures can also be emotionally challenging. People with seizures may feel isolated or stigmatized and may worry about having a seizure in public. Support groups or counseling can help people cope with the emotional toll of living with seizures and provide a sense of community and understanding.

One of the most important aspects of living with seizures is maintaining safety. Seizures can be unpredictable and can occur at any time, which can be dangerous in certain situations. People with seizures should work closely with their healthcare provider to develop a safety plan, which may include strategies for managing seizures in public, such as wearing a medical alert bracelet and taking precautions to reduce the risk of injury during seizures, such as padding sharp corners in the home.

It is also important for people with seizures to maintain open and honest communication with their healthcare provider. Regular check-ups and monitoring can help ensure that seizures are well-managed and that any changes in medication or treatment are made as needed.

Living with seizures can be challenging, but many strategies can help people manage their condition and improve their quality of life. By understanding triggers, taking medication as prescribed, and implementing strategies to reduce stress and anxiety, people with seizures can reduce the frequency and severity of their seizures. 

Additionally, by working closely with healthcare providers to develop a safety plan and maintain regular check-ups and monitoring, people with seizures can ensure they manage their condition effectively and stay safe.

Meet Dr. Mark Richter

I grew up in Florida as the oldest of five sons. After earning my degree from the University of Florida, I pursued my medical education in the Dominican Republic. In 1988, I began my Family Practice Residency at the “old” Pontiac General Hospital. I have been providing medical care to the same community since 1991, first in Waterford and later at our current location in White Lake, where I continue to practice today. I take pride in being board certified by the American Academy of Family Physicians and remain committed to Primary Care. I am passionate about promoting a healthy lifestyle, including a proper “balanced” diet, exercise, exposure to healthy outdoor activities, and achieving work-life balance. I married my Medical School Sweetheart, Barbara, and we are fortunate to have two adult children and a granddaughter. We have been residents of Oakland County since 1988 and enjoy all that Michigan has to offer.

Meet Briahnnon Long NP-BC

Briahnnon Long, NP-BC, graduated from Oakland University in 2009 with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and worked as a nurse in the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit. She then pursued her Master of Science in Nursing and graduated from The University of Michigan Flint in 2020 and became board certified by The American Nurses Credentialing Center as a Family Nurse Practitioner. She works in the acute care setting as a hospitalist as well as in the subacute care setting at a skilled nursing facility. In the primary care setting, she has special interests in health and wellness, preventative medicine, and chronic care management. She loves being outdoors, cheering on her husband and two children in hockey, and also enjoys camping and boating in the summer.

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At CoreMed Plus, we are committed to providing the highest level of care and support to individuals with seizures. Our team of healthcare professionals is dedicated to helping individuals manage their symptoms, improve their neurological health, and live their best lives.

We understand that seizures can be complex and challenging, and we offer many services to help individuals with seizures. Whether you need diagnostic testing to determine the cause and severity of your seizures, medication management to help relieve symptoms and prevent future seizures, or referrals to other healthcare providers and specialists, we are here to help.

Most importantly, we offer a non-judgmental and supportive environment where individuals with seizures can feel comfortable discussing their symptoms and concerns. Our team works with each individual to develop a personalized treatment plan tailored to their needs and goals, ensuring they receive the care and support they need to manage their seizures and improve their quality of life.

Be sure to seek medical attention if you are experiencing seizures or have been diagnosed with a seizure disorder. Our team at CoreMed Plus is here to provide the support and resources you need to manage seizures and live your best life. Contact us today to schedule an appointment and take the first step towards better neurological health.

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    Dr. Mark Richter Bio

    I grew up in Florida as the oldest of five sons. After earning my degree from the University of Florida, I pursued my medical education in the Dominican Republic. In 1988, I began my Family Practice Residency at the “old” Pontiac General Hospital. I have been providing medical care to the same community since 1991, first in Waterford and later at our current location in White Lake, where I continue to practice today. I take pride in being board certified by the American Academy of Family Physicians and remain committed to Primary Care. I am passionate about promoting a healthy lifestyle, including a proper “balanced” diet, exercise, exposure to healthy outdoor activities, and achieving work-life balance. I married my Medical School Sweetheart, Barbara, and we are fortunate to have two adult children and a granddaughter. We have been residents of Oakland County since 1988 and enjoy all that Michigan has to offer.