Category: "Seizure Types"

Frequently Asked Questions About Epilepsy – Part 2

Frequently Asked Questions About Epilepsy – Part 2

Preventing and Managing Epilepsy How can I prevent epilepsy? Sometimes we can prevent epilepsy. These are some of the most common ways to reduce your risk of developing epilepsy: Have a healthy pregnancy. Some problems during pregnancy and childbirth may lead to epilepsy. Follow a prenatal care plan with your health care provider to keep you and your […]

Frequently Asked Questions About Epilepsy – Part 2

Atonic Seizures

Overview A seizure happens when electrical activity in the brain surges suddenly. Atonic seizures are a type of seizure that causes sudden loss of muscle strength. These seizures are also called akinetic seizures, drop attacks or drop seizures. The sudden lack of muscle strength, or tone, can cause the person to fall to the ground. The person […]

Frequently Asked Questions About Epilepsy – Part 2

Epilepsy: Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment And Prognosis

Epilepsy is a neurological disorder that can affect people of all ages. The distinguishing feature of this disease is the recurrence of convulsive seizures to which the patient falls prey Information passes from the brain to the nerves via neurons (nerve cells) and constitutes brain activity; this is an electrochemical process that can be followed […]

Frequently Asked Questions About Epilepsy – Part 2

Absence Seizures

Absence seizures involve brief, sudden lapses of consciousness. They’re more common in children than in adults. Someone having an absence seizure may look like he or she is staring blankly into space for a few seconds. Then, there is a quick return to a normal level of alertness. This type of seizure usually doesn’t lead […]

Frequently Asked Questions About Epilepsy – Part 2

Focal Seizures

Focal (focal) seizures begin in one area of the brain. Focal seizures can be simple or complex. Based on the seizure description, physicians may be able to identify in which part of the brain the seizures are originating. WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW Seizures are divided in to two major groups: generalized seizures and focal […]

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