A seizure is a disturbance in the electrical system that affects brain function. They occur due to abnormal electrical signals that the brain affect the way you behave. Patients experiencing seizures should see an experienced neurologist who will advise the patient and family members on the best procedures to follow when experiencing seizures. Here at BGS Gleneagles Global Hospital We have a team of expert neurologists that are highly trained as well-equipped to help patients suffering from seizures.
There are various types of seizures. A focal seizure begins at a specific location on your head, however it may spread across other areas too generalized seizures occur everywhere at once they are most likely not caused by the side effects associated with epilepsy or exposure exposure to specific kinds of electric current.
Seizures are caused due to chemical changes within your body which affect how nerve cells communicate with each other. This causes the electrical activity in the brain of a person, which can last for a couple of minutes or seconds at one time! Although there isn’t a cure for epilepsy seizures yet knowing these stages can aid you in being more at the ready when it occurs so that nothing surprises or scares them.
The brain is constantly experiencing electrical activity that occur in your brain, which is as a storm of electricity. These can cause different symptoms based on the kind and location it’s occurring within our own brains, but seizures can take various forms and cause us to be different from the people who are around us.
In addition to these classifications in the above, there exist four different phases in seizures. A seizure can be described as a sudden and repeated electrical activity that occurs in the brain. Three phases are related associated with it pre-ictal phase, Ictus (or Inter Coast Terminal) and Post-Ictal Phase
The Seizure Before: This phase is a signal by the brain’s self-defense system making sure they are able to plan for what is ahead. The stage can be characterized by anxiety and confusion, as well as irritability , anger prior to an actual seizure. This happens at a rate of 20% those who suffer from epilepsy. But unlike the aura-related symptoms that are typically a associated with a seizure it can happen several hours or even days prior to the seizure without being connected in a way to be considered something at all.
In the Seizure Phases: The Initial Ictal as well as Ictal Phases, there is an aura prior to an individual experiencing their first seizure- it’s the kind of thing you consider as “the warning lights coming on”. However, this doesn’t mean people do not experience different types or types of epileptic seizures because each individual experiences seizures differently based on their own personal experience with similar symptoms.
Following the Seizure’s End Post-Ictal Phase There are two types of auras. Localized, which is your awareness for that specific location or moment in time. And generalized seizures, where it is evident that the event was happening throughout your body in a single moment without a focal point.
In a seizure, you might be able to move around freely with no control of your body during several minutes. You may feel or notice things that aren’t there , while others do not seem to observe any that is happening around them. They will yet be capable of thinking clearly about what transpired to not affect their daily lives (barring injury).
Nocturnal seizures happen when you sleep. occur when you’re sleeping. They can result in abnormal nighttime behaviors like waking up without reason, or even urinating during sleep, or moving around uncontrollably, with stiff body posture that results to what appears to be an electric shock that is circulating through your body after you awake after experiencing such a nightmare.
In a seizure that occurs at night one may cry out or make odd sounds; suddenly appear stiff as well as stiff (in spite of their own) until they are able to release their muscles from tension usually by jerking or twitching frequently) or bite their tongues in the event that it is stuck between their teeth during an episode. This could end up leaving marks that could get infected as a result of the absence of movement of other activities, such as speaking after awakening suddenly with no reason.