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When searching for information about seizures, it's a good idea to become familiar with the distinctive symptoms that characterize one of these episodes. Seizures occur when there are abnormal electrical discharges in the brain. As a result of the brain cells not working properly, a person may briefly have problems with consciousness, movement, or actions.
 
Possible symptoms of seizures include but are not limited to:
 
  • Involuntary movement of arms and legs
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Fainting spells (possibly with incontinence or followed by excessive fatigue).
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There are several possible causes of seizures, including:
 
  • Fever (especially in young children)
  • Imbalance of chemicals in the body (such as low blood sugar in someone with diabetes)
  • A severe head injury
  • Brain infection.
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Seizure Information

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