Generalised convulsive epilepsy is a form of epilepsy, a disease that causes involuntary seizures when the body experiences short bursts of energy in the brain. As generalised epilepsy affect the entire brain, its symptoms also affect the whole body. Patients with this condition experience muscle stiffness and severe seizure attacks that can sometimes cause them to lose consciousness.
Generalised convulsive epilepsy is diagnosed with electroencephalogram (EEG), a test that checks for abnormal electrical activities in the brain. There are also other tests and imaging scans that can be used to detect any underlying disease that may be causing the seizures. Treatment for the condition is surgery wherein abnormal cells in the brain are removed and nerve stimulators are placed to keep seizures under control.
Affordable, top quality treatment for generalised convulsive epilepsy is widely available in Southeast Asia and can be taken advantage of by both local and international patients. When compared to travelling to Western countries, patients can save up to 70% of the total cost if they seek treatment in Singapore, Thailand, or Malaysia.
Singapore is a first-world country and has one of the best healthcare systems in the world as confirmed by the World Health Organisation (WHO). Many of its hospitals are accredited by the Joint Commission International (JCI) and International Standards Organisation (ISO) due to their cutting-edge medical technology, revolutionary medical facilities, and highly skilled doctors and specialists, most of whom have studied, trained, or practiced in Western countries such as the United States and the United Kingdom.
Thailand and Malaysia, on the other hand, are constantly building new hospitals that meet or even exceed global standards. Both countries also have numerous JCI-accredited hospitals and a long list of internationally trained specialists and surgeons. When compared to Singapore, medical costs in Thailand and Malaysia are up to 25% cheaper due to their lower cost of living.