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A seizure is when a person faces sudden and uncontrolled disturbances (electrical activity) in the brain. It can result in dramatic changes in a person's behavior, feelings, and consciousness levels.
Seizures can be categorized into 3 types:
Focal Onset Seizures: It usually occurs in a small area but can affect larger brain areas.
Generalized Onset Seizures: these happen on both sides of the brain. Some of the common types are-Tonic, Clonic, Mayoclonic, Absence, Atonic
Unknown Onset Seizures: It falls under this category when the reason is unknown medically.
It can be due to many health conditions like:
Brain injury (during birth)
Brain infections such as Meningitis
Some of the signs of seizure include:
Having uncontrolled muscle contractions
Biting the tongue
Gritting your teeth
Having rapid eye movement
Having strange taste
Change in vision
Seizures are difficult to prevent, but following a good lifestyle can reduce risk.
Eat balanced diet
Reduce stress levels
Get enough sleep