Category: "Seizures"

Tonic-Clonic (Grand Mal) Seizures

Tonic-Clonic (Grand Mal) Seizures

Tonic-clonic seizures, formerly known as grand mal seizures, comprise two stages: a tonic phase and a clonic phase. These intense seizures can be frightening to experience or observe, as extreme muscle spasms may temporarily arrest breathing. WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW Tonic-clonic seizures involve both tonic (stiffening) and clonic (twitching or jerking) phases of muscle […]

November is Epilepsy Awareness month.  Reach out to your local epilepsy charity, hospital, association, etc., see if you can volunteer, join in to any of their epilepsy awareness events walks, 5ks, gatherings that promote epilepsy awareness to support the cause.  Of course donating you time is priceless but donating $$$ to any epilepsy charity is […]

Everything You Need to Know About Breakthrough Seizures

Everything You Need to Know About Breakthrough Seizures

Many people control epilepsy seizures with treatment. Still, some triggers may cause a breakthrough seizure after previously controlling epilepsy.This article explains breakthrough seizures, including their symptoms, causes, and treatment. It also discusses the prevention of breakthrough seizures and the outlook for people who experience them. What is a breakthrough seizure? A breakthrough seizure occurs after […]

Functional, nonepileptic seizures show structural abnormalities in brain scans, study shows

Functional, nonepileptic seizures show structural abnormalities in brain scans, study shows

For a long time, nonepileptic seizures were not believed to involve structural changes in the brain Functional seizures not caused by epilepsy are associated with structural changes in the brain that can be seen using MRI, a new study shows. Scientist have long understood the nonepileptic seizures as the body’s response to mental stressors, such […]

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