About "Seizure"

Sudden and uncontrolled changes in the brain's electrical activity are called a seizure. Some of the symptoms include confusion, staring spell, jerking movements of the arms and legs, loss of awareness, fear, and anxiety. Seizures can be caused due to high fever, lack of sleep, low sodium in the body, head injury, stroke, brain tumor, alcohol and substance abuse, and some medications (antidepressants).

Related Terms: Eeg, Mri Of Brain, Epilepsy, Anti-epileptic Drugs, Child Growth And Development, Febrile Seizures, Childhood Allergies And Asthma

Recently Answered Questions

Seizures in a young female. Is it catamenial epilepsy?
Query: Hello doctor, My 26-year-old wife got her first seizure one year ago and she gets the seizure once every month or two although all her checkups are fine with no sign of epilepsy. The doctor put her on Keppra 500 mg and she still gets her seizures and complains a lot of side effects. I am ...  Read Full »
Dr. Aida Quka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Regarding your concern, I would explain that the catamenial epilepsy is a very specific type of epilepsy where a seizure occur every month at the same time closely related to the menstrual cycle. This type of epilepsy is usually refractory to many epileptic drugs. ...  Read Full »
Will seizures slow my daughter's growth and development?
Query: Hello doctor, My 12 year daughter has been suffering from seizures since birth. The cause of the seizure was not known, that is, idiopathic. She is now taking Valparin 500 Chrono and Levipil 750 both two times daily. Last seizure occurred four years ago. Developments are slow although attained puber...  Read Full »
Dr. Aida Quka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern and would explain that as your daughter has been suffering from seizures since birth, it is very likely that her brain has been damaged during birth (from hypoxia) or she has any specific genetic syndrome, associated to seizures. Both these...  Read Full »
Can seizures be related to chronic sinusitis?
Query: Hello doctor, I am writing to get a second opinion for my relative. He is a 19 year old male. He had a seizure last year and the second seizure was on last week. His EEG was normal and also had an MRI. The doctors said that he has chronic sinusitis with thickened mucosa and they started giving him...  Read Full »
Dr. Lalit Bansal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to We usually recommend antiepileptic if someone has two seizures within 24 hours. In approximately 70% cases, we may not be able to identify any specific cause for seizures, for example - infection, stroke, focal cortical dysplasia (FCD) and tumor, as in your case. S...  Read Full »
Are Absence Seizures Absolutely Risky?
Article Overview: Previously known as petit mal seizures, this type of seizure is more commonly seen in children. Let us read on to know how it can be managed effectively in everyday life.  Read Article »
Dr. Vasantha K S

A seizure is caused by a brief period of abnormal electrical activity (electrical impulses) in a person's brain. An absence seizure has a generalized onset, meaning, it starts on both sides of the brain simultaneously. In this type, there is a sudden loss of awareness characterized by blank staring ...  Read Article »
What can be done to stop seizure and anxiety occur after surgery for brain hemorrhage?
Query: Hello doctor, His age is 66 years (father). He had a brain hemorrhage two months back and an operation was held the next day itself. His left side upper and lower limbs are weak so physiotherapy is going on and improving day by day but on three weeks back he got fits and again twice this month. The...  Read Full »
Dr. Chandan Mohanty
Neuro Surgeon

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Seizures can occur following a brain hemorrhage. His current medications Phenytoin and Clobazam are anti-seizure medications. He needs to take these medications regularly without missing any doses. Sometimes two or more anti-seizure medications are required to prevent s...  Read Full »
How common is seizure in elderly people?
Query: Hi doctor, I am an 86 year old healthy male. I had sudden seizures. What is the reason behind it? I have attached my MRI brain with this. Please explain.  Read Full »
Dr. Vivek Chail
General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have read through your query and reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity) in detail. Please find my observations below. There are mild age-related changes like prominent markings on the surface of the brain, prominent ventricles which are fluid spaces...  Read Full »
After first seizure attack, how quick should one start taking treatment?
Query: Hi doctor, My son is 14 years old. He got a seizure before 15 days during sleep for 10 to 15 minutes. His EEG and MRI are normal. His doctor suggested two options. They are either we can wait for the second attack or go for treatment Val-Cr 300 for three to four years. Kindly give your opinion. Tha...  Read Full »
Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through the query. A person can develop two seizures without regaining consciousness in between or one episode of status epilepticus lasting for more than five minutes. Seizures occurring for 15 minutes requires treatment, and it needs evaluation like EEG (e...  Read Full »
My sister's seizure is almost 80% under control. Is it still necessary to take high dose medicine?
Query: Hi doctor, I would like to start by thanking you for the advice you may provide. This is regarding my sister, who is 16 years old. When she was younger, we noticed she would have these moments where she would just blank out. There were no body movements or other concerns, she would just zone out for...  Read Full »
Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concerns. First of all I like to inform you that 100% seizure control is the norm and no neurologist will sit back calmly when there is just 80% improvement as said by you. This is because every instance of seizure damages some part o...  Read Full »
I had seizure after having an energy drink. Why?
Query: Hi doctor, Two months before, I had a grand mal seizure after drinking an energy drink. Since then, my sleep has become progressively worse. I am a nurse and worked the last three long days. However, last night I slept for one hour and I was then wide awake. I took the maximum dose of Melissa dream ...  Read Full »
Dr. Anshul Varshney
Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to We are here to help you. I understand your concern. The seizure activity you had needed to be evaluated for the cause. If that was an acute symptomatic seizure following an energy drink, then you might have reacted to some of its content. Important here is to evaluate ot...  Read Full »
Could my seizure have been provoked?
Query: Hi doctor, I had my first tonic clonic (grand mal) seizure seven days ago at work. It lasted 1 minute 30 seconds. I bit my tongue badly, but did not have any incontinence. Beforehand, I was shaking, had a loud beating heart and had a feeling of vertigo and anxiety. Afterwards, I was confused for app...  Read Full »
Dr. J Mariano Anto Bruno Mascarenhas
Neuro Surgeon

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through your query with diligence and would like you to know that I am here to help you. From what you have narrated, I am of the opinion that your seizures were provoked or brought on by a combination of non-diabetic hypoglycemia, lack of sleep, dehydrat...  Read Full »


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