Seizures are waves of abnormal electrical activity in the brain. Seizures can make you pass out, or cause abnormal movements or behave strangely. Most seizures last only a few seconds or minutes.

Epilepsy is a neurological condition that causes reoccurring, sudden, unprovoked seizures. But not everyone who suffers a seizure has epilepsy. Seizures can be caused by a number of problems such as infection or low blood sugar. Other problems such as anxiety or fainting spells can cause events that present like seizures.

If you have never had a seizure before and you have one, you (or whoever is with you) should call for an ambulance.  

The treatment for seizures depends on what is causing them. If you have seizures because of an infection, you will probably need treatments to get rid of the infection. On the other hand, if you have repeated seizures because of epilepsy, you will probably need anti-seizure medicines, also called “anticonvulsants.”

Seizures can be hard to control. The neurologists at Clinical Neurology Services can evaluate patients with seizures, perform necessary investigations including EEG testing and offer anticonvulsant treatment if indicated. We can work with the patients and find a treatment that works.

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