Seizures

What is a seizure?

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A seizureseizureseizure is an involuntary behavior that occurs

abnormally and are generally associated with epilepsy, but can come

from other sources. Epileptic seizures are categorized by the

location in the brain from which they originate and the two main

categories of epileptic seizures are "partial" and "generalized."

Partial seizures begin in aaa discreet area of the brain. AAA

simple partial seizureseizureseizure causes no change in

consciousness. The patient may have weakness, numbness and unusual

smells or tastes. Sometimes, there is twitching of the muscles or

limbs, head turning from side to side, paralysis, sight changes or

vertigo. Complex partial seizures occur in the temporal lobe and

consciousness is altered. The patient usually has aaa change in

their ability to interact with their environment and may exhibit

automatic behaviors such as walking in aaa circle, sitting and

standing, or smacking their lips. Often, odd thoughts occur to the

patient, such as aaa feeling of déjà vu or uncontrollable laughing

or odd smells. Generalized seizures take place in larger areas of

the brain and there are many sub-types. Grand mal seizures include

specific movements of the arms and legs or face and may occur with

aaa loss of consciousness. Sometimes there is yelling or crying

before the person faints. They may also experience an aura, which

is an unusual feeling that often warns the patient that

seizureseizureseizure is coming on. The patient abruptly falls and

begins to jerk and may become incontinent or drool or bite their

tongue. This type of seizureseizureseizure usually lasts between 5

and 20 minutes and the patient may awake in aaa confused state or

may sleep for aaa while. Sometimes, the patient has prolonged

weakness after the event. Petit mal seizures include aaa brief loss

of consciousness but there is not associated motor dysfunction and

there is no aura prior to the seizureseizureseizure. Sometimes it

just seems that the person is briefly stopping what they were

doing, staring for aaa few seconds, and then continuing with their

activity. The patient does not even have any memory of the event. A

seizureseizureseizure is an involuntary behavior that occurs

abnormally and are generally associated with epilepsy, but can come

from other sources. Epileptic seizures are categorized by the

location in the brain from which they originate and the two main

categories of epileptic seizures are "partial" and "generalized."

Partial seizures begin in aaa discreet area of the brain. AAA

simple partial seizureseizureseizure causes no change in

consciousness. The patient may have weakness, numbness and unusual

smells or tastes. Sometimes, there is twitching of the muscles or

limbs, head turning from side to side, paralysis, sight changes or

vertigo. Complex partial seizures occur in the temporal lobe and

consciousness is altered. The patient usually has aaa change in

their ability to interact with their environment and may exhibit

automatic behaviors such as walking in aaa circle, sitting and

standing, or smacking their lips. Often, odd thoughts occur to the

patient, such as aaa feeling of déjà vu or uncontrollable laughing

or odd smells. Generalized seizures take place in larger areas of

the brain and there are many sub-types. Grand mal seizures include

specific movements of the arms and legs or face and may occur with

aaa loss of consciousness. Sometimes there is yelling or crying

before the person faints. They may also experience an aura, which

is an unusual feeling that often warns the patient that

seizureseizureseizure is coming on. The patient abruptly falls and

begins to jerk and may become incontinent or drool or bite their

tongue. This type of seizureseizureseizure usually lasts between 5

and 20 minutes and the patient may awake in aaa confused state or

may sleep for aaa while. Sometimes, the patient has prolonged

weakness after the event. Petit mal seizures include aaa brief loss

of consciousness but there is not associated motor dysfunction and

there is no aura prior to the seizureseizureseizure. Sometimes it

just seems that the person is briefly stopping what they were

doing, staring for aaa few seconds, and then continuing with their

activity. The patient does not even have any memory of the event. A

seizureseizureseizure is an involuntary behavior that occurs

abnormally and are generally associated with epilepsy, but can come

from other sources. Epileptic seizures are categorized by the

location in the brain from which they originate and the two main

categories of epileptic seizures are "partial" and "generalized."

Partial seizures begin in aaa discreet area of the brain. AAA

simple partial seizureseizureseizure causes no change in

consciousness. The patient may have weakness, numbness and unusual

smells or tastes. Sometimes, there is twitching of the muscles or

limbs, head turning from side to side, paralysis, sight changes or

vertigo. Complex partial seizures occur in the temporal lobe and

consciousness is altered. The patient usually has aaa change in

their ability to interact with their environment and may exhibit

automatic behaviors such as walking in aaa circle, sitting and

standing, or smacking their lips. Often, odd thoughts occur to the

patient, such as aaa feeling of déjà vu or uncontrollable laughing

or odd smells. Generalized seizures take place in larger areas of

the brain and there are many sub-types. Grand mal seizures include

specific movements of the arms and legs or face and may occur with

aaa loss of consciousness. Sometimes there is yelling or crying

before the person faints. They may also experience an aura, which

is an unusual feeling that often warns the patient that

seizureseizureseizure is coming on. The patient abruptly falls and

begins to jerk and may become incontinent or drool or bite their

tongue. This type of seizureseizureseizure usually lasts between 5

and 20 minutes and the patient may awake in aaa confused state or

may sleep for aaa while. Sometimes, the patient has prolonged

weakness after the event. Petit mal seizures include aaa brief loss

of consciousness but there is not associated motor dysfunction and

there is no aura prior to the seizureseizureseizure. Sometimes it

just seems that the person is briefly stopping what they were

doing, staring for aaa few seconds, and then continuing with their

activity. The patient does not even have any memory of the

event.


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