A Seizure is a sudden surge in the brain’s electrical activity that happens due to chemical changes occurring in nerve cells. It occurs for a short duration of time and usually affects a person’s appearance. Most of the Seizures last for 30 seconds to 2 minutes and are harmless. In case it lasts for more than 5 minutes or if the person has many Seizures and he doesn’t wake up between then it is a medical emergency that requires immediate treatment. A Seizure itself is not a disease but a symptom of brain problem.
There are various health conditions that can lead to seizure. Anything that affects the body has direct effect on the brain and it may cause seizure. The health conditions include:
One may experience few symptoms before Seizure actually occurs, that may include:
The symptoms one may experience when a seizure is in progress includes:
Seizures can be treated by treating the underlying cause of the problem. This way one can prevent future seizures. Treatment for seizures due to epilepsy includes: