What is a seizure?
A seizure is a strong surge of electricity that can affect all or part of the brain and can last seconds to several minutes. If an individul has 2 unprovoked seizures they are considered to have epilepsy. Symptoms can vary from a seizure showing the convulsive jerking of a tonic/clonic seizure to one that only exhibits staring off for a few seconds, called an absence seizure . There are many different types of seizures. Epileptic seizures are caused by abnormal electrical changes in the brain, in particular, the outer brain layer or cortex. For additional information on epilepsy go to www.epilepsyfoundation.org/
|Last Updated: 6/11/13|