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A seizure is a sudden, uncontrolled electrical disturbance in the brain. It can cause multiple changes, including in behavior, movements or feelings, and in levels of consciousness. When someone has 2 or more seizures at least 24 hours apart that aren’t caused by an identifiable source, it generally considered to be an epilepsy. 


There are many types of seizures that range in symptoms and severity. Seizure types vary by where they begin in the brain and how far they spread. Majority of seizures last from 30 seconds to 2 minutes, anytime that a seizure lasts longer than 5 minutes is considered a medical emergency. 


Seizures are a lot more common that people might think. A person can have a seizure after a stroke, a closed head injury, an infection such as meningitis or another illness. Many times though, the cause of a seizure is unknown. 


Most disorders with seizures can be controlled with medication, but management of seizures can still have a significant impact on your daily life. But working with your doctor to balance seizure control and medication side effects, you can manage seizures to a certain degree.


Seizures are caused by when the nerves cells in the brain are disrupted. Seizures can also be caused by genetic mutations. The most common cause of seizures is epilepsy, but seizures can also be caused by:


  • High fever

  • Lack of sleep

  • Flashing lights, moving patterns, or other visual stimulants

  • Low sodium in the blood

  • Medications such as pain relievers, antidepressants, or smoking cessation therapies can lower the threshold for seizures

  • Head trauma that causes bleeding in the brain

  • Abnormalities of the blood vessels in the brain

  • Autoimmune disorders

  • Stroke

  • Brain tumor

  • Illegal/recreational drugs

  • Alcohol misuse

  • COVID-19


With seizures, signs and symptoms can vary from mild to severe and depends on the type of seizure. Symptoms and signs of a seizure would include:


Temporary confusion


A staring spell


Uncontrollable jerking movements of the arms and legs


Loss of consciousness or awareness


Cognitive or emotional symptoms, such as fear, anxiety or deja vu


Always seek medical attention when a seizure occurs. But seek immediate medical help if any of these signs show:


The seizure lasts more than 5 minutes


Breathing or consciousness doesn’t return after the seizure stops


A second seizure follow immediately 


You have a fever


You’re experiencing heat exhaustion


You’re pregnant


You have diabetes


You’ve injured yourself during the seizure