Seizures are symptoms of a brain problem. They occur due to a sudden, abnormal electrical activity in the brain. During some types of seizures the body shakes vigorously and uncontrollably. Most seizures last from 30 secs to 2 minutes. Symptoms of Seizures are:
• Sudden feeling of anxiousness
• Feeling of sickness in stomach
• Jerky movement of arms and legs
• Change in vision
• Out of body sensation
• Losing consciousness
• Loss of bladder control
• Rapid eye movements
HOW IS SEIZURES DIAGNOSED?
A general physician may have difficulty in identifying the type of seizures as they may not occur during examination. Doctors may recommend video recording the seizure when it occurs. Tests such as electroencephalography test along with imaging tests are required to get a clear picture of the brain and the affected area.
HOW IS SEIZURES TREATED?
Anticonvulsant drugs are prescribed by the doctor. Surgery is also recommended for certain patients. For children, the doctors might recommend ketogenic diet that has been proved to be quite beneficial in treating this syndrome.
DID YOU KNOW?
Seizures can be non-elliptic (result from an injury, such as a blow to the head, or an illness), partial (happens on only one side of the brain) or generalized (occur on both sides of the brain and affect both sides of the body).