Epilepsy is a serious medical condition caused by electrical surges in the brain. Although symptoms of the disease vary, all patients with epilepsy experience some type of seizure. Even the most mild types of epileptic seizures require treatment because they can cause serious consequences if present while driving, swimming or participating in other activities. While some patients have short seizing episodes accompanied by a blank stare, others experience full-fledged convulsions that last for many minutes and can lead to death. Uncontrolled epilepsy can lead to falls, accidents and other complications.
Treatment for epilepsy may include medications or surgery. Medical tourists from around the world are seeking affordable, quality treatments in internationally-accredited hospitals in record numbers. Through medical tourism, patients can now obtain affordable treatment for their epilepsy in foreign countries.