Typically speaking, seizures are changes in the brain’s electrical activity. The signs or symptoms are rather evident and include violent shaking and a loss of control. Mild seizures can also be a sign of a significant medical problem. Other symptoms are sudden feeling of fear or anxiety, numbness, dizziness, change in vision, jerky movements of extremities and severe headache.
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?
Treatments for seizures depend on the cause. Medications and nerve stimulation are common treatment options. A ketogenic diet is prescribed. Surgery may be needed in some cases.
DID YOU KNOW?
The occurrence of Seizures can be one time as well as repetitive.