Epilepsy

epilepsy

Epilepsy (often referred to as a seizure disorder) is a chronic neurological condition characterized by recurrent unprovoked seizures. It is commonly controlled with medication, although surgical methods are used as well. Epileptic seizures are classified both by their patterns of activity in the brain and their effects on behavior.

In terms of their pattern of activity, seizures may be described as either partial or generalized. Partial seizures only involve a localized part of the brain, whereas generalized seizures involve the entire cortex. The term 'secondary generalization' may be used to describe a partial seizure that later spreads to the whole of the cortex and becomes generalized. All the causes of epilepsy are not known, but many predisposing factors have been identified, including brain damage resulting from malformations of brain development, head trauma, neurosurgical operations, other penetrating wounds of the brain, brain tumor, high fever, bacterial or viral encephalitis, stroke, intoxication, or acute or inborn disturbances of metabolism. Hereditary or genetic factors also play a role.

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Monday:

8:00 am-7:00 pm

Tuesday:

9:00 am-6:00 pm

Wednesday:

8:00 am-7:00 pm

Thursday:

8:00 am-7:00 pm

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8:00 am-7:00 pm

Saturday:

9:00 am-4:00 pm

Sunday:

10:00 am-2:00 pm

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  • "I just want to say how great everyone is at A R Animal Hospital. Dr. Sidhu always takes the time to explain any issues that our pets may have and gives us alternatives on how to help them get well. As a result, we have three healthy and happy pets. Kobe, Zoe, and Buddy want to thank the staff for taking good care of them when they visit. We would recommend A R Animal Hospital and Dr. Sidhu to anyone who wants to give their animals the best of care. Thank you!"
    Julie Drivas