Seizure disorder

Seizures occurs when the cells of the brain that corresponds through electrical signals, propels abnormal signals. When these seizures occur frequently it is considered to be an epileptic situation. Seizures are not considered to be epilepsy if they occur only once or are can be cured. Epilepsy can occur to any person irrespective of their ages, but its frequency is most commonly seen in the older group. The minors with epilepsy are often seen to outgrow the symptoms. However, even seizures for a short time, which occur more than once has to be taken care of as they can cause damage if they occur while the individual is driving, walking, swimming, etc.

Overexcited nerve in the brain which acts abruptly causes a seizure. In most of the cases the cause still remains unknown. However, seizure disorder may sometimes be caused due to the following reason:

  • A severe head injury
  • Genes
  • Dementia
  • Brain injury pre birth
  • Specific medical conditions like meningitis
  • Stroke or heart attack

The seizures generally have a start, middle, as well as an end

When a person is conscious of the starting, it may be taken as a warning or symptom. However, the individual may remain unaware of the beginning and hence show no warning. Sometimes, the lack of any other symptoms may lead the doctor to consider it as a simple partial seizure.

The middle of the seizures possibly will obtain several different forms. For individual who experiences warnings, the symptoms may continue and convert into a complex partial seizure and even a convulsion. Those without warning may experience a complex partial seizure or a convulsion.

The end to the seizure signifies a change from the state of seizure to the person’s normal self. This is known as the “post-ictal period” which indicates the revival period of the brain. The length of this period may vary from seconds to hours, based on which parts of the brain were affected by the seizure.

Some of the early seizure indications are: Déjà vu, Smell, Sound or Taste, loss of vision or blurring, abrupt thoughts, odd feelings, abrupt feelings of fear or panic, dizziness, sudden headache, lightheadedness, numbness. However, it is also possible that a seizure may occur without any warning or without showing any symptoms.

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