Category: "Seizures"

Atonic Seizures

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 […]

Atonic Seizures

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 […]

Atonic Seizures

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 […]

Atonic Seizures

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 […]

Atonic Seizures

What Is a Complex Partial Seizure?

Complex partial seizures, now called focal onset impaired awareness seizures, are the most common type for adults who have epilepsy (a disorder that affects your brain cells). They’re usually harmless and only last a minute or two. But they can be strange or worrying — both for you and anyone who’s with you. Seizures are brought on by […]

Atonic Seizures

What to know about 4 types of epilepsy

Epilepsy is a common long-term brain condition. It causes seizures, which are bursts of electricity in the brain. There are four main types of epilepsy: focal, generalized, combination focal and generalized, and unknown. A person’s seizure type determines what kind of epilepsy they have. Different types of seizures affect the brain in different ways. For […]

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