seizures

What is Seizures?


A seizure may be related to a temporary condition, such as exposure to drugs, withdrawal from certain drugs, a high fever, or abnormal levels of sodium or glucose in the blood. If the repeated seizures do not happen again once the underlying problem is corrected, the person does not have epilepsy.

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Also known as Convulsions, Generalized Seizures, Convulsion, Tonic-Clonic Seizures, Tonic-Clonic Seizure, Clonic Seizure, Tonic Clonic Seizures
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Seizures

A seizure is the physical findings or changes in behavior that occur after an episode of abnormal electrical activity in the brain. See also: Generalized tonic clonic seizure Partial (focal) seizure Petit mal (absence) seizure Epilepsy Fever (febrile) convulsions (seizures in children with high fever)

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Seizures

Seizures occur when abnormal events in the brain trigger changes in consciousness, muscle control, and sensations. Epilepsy is a term that describes a variety of syndromes characterized by the spontaneous recurrent seizures. Epilepsy and seizure disorder are synonymous. During a seizure, brain cells suddenly start firing rapidly in an abnormal fashion.

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seizure

Abnormal electrical activity in the brain triggers seizure activity. A person may have a seizure disorder (epilepsy) and require medications. Other factors such as hypoglycemia (low blood sugar), which is a diabetic reaction, may cause seizures. Meningitis or a head injury may also cause a seizure.

Grand mal seizure

A grand mal seizure also known as a tonic-clonic seizure features a loss of consciousness and violent muscle contractions. It's the type of seizure most people picture when they think about seizures in general.

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Considerations
There are a wide variety of possible symptoms of seizures, depending on what parts of the brain are involved. Many, if not all, types of seizures cause loss of awareness and some cause twitching or shaking of the body.

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Home Care
If someone who has never had a seizure before has one, call 911 or your local emergency number immediately.

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Medical advice
If this is the first time someone has ever had a seizure, or if this is an unusually long seizure in someone who has a seizure disorder, call 911 or your local emergency number immediately. These symptoms can be caused by life-threatening conditions, such as a stroke or meningitis.

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Prevention
Instructions for taking any prescribed medications should be strictly followed. Family members should observe and record any seizure information to make sure the person gets proper treatment.

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What to Expect at Your Office Visit
There are a wide variety of possible symptoms of seizures, depending on what parts of the brain are involved. Many, if not all, types of seizures cause loss of awareness and some cause twitching or shaking of the body.

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