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  • Category: Health & Wellness
  • Type: public
  • Location: Hyattsville, MD
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This is a awareness group for those who have had seizures/convulsions or are surviving epilepsy and those who support them. Epilepsy is a neurological condition that from time to time produces brief disturbances in the normal electrical functions of the brain. Normal brain function is made possible by millions of tiny electrical charges passing between nerve cells in the brain and to all parts of the body. When someone has epilepsy, this normal pattern may be interrupted by intermittent bursts of electrical energy that are much more intense than usual. They may affect a person's consciousness, bodily movements or sensations for a short time. These physical changes are called epileptic seizures. That is why epilepsy is sometimes called a seizure disorder. Many illnesses or severe injuries can affect the brain enough to produce a single seizure. When seizures continue to occur for unknown reasons or because of an underlying problem that cannot be corrected, the condition is "epilepsy".


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Source: http://www.emedicinehealth.com /

Seizures Emergencies Overview Everyone has the potential to have seizures. Some people have them frequently. Seizure disorders vary tremendously. Some people have only an occasional seizure, and other people have daily or more frequent seizures.

There are many different types of seizures. Seizure activity may range from simple blank staring to loss of consciousness with spasticity or muscle jerking.

Generally, a seizure should be considered an emergency in these situations:

Seizures that do not stop within a few minutes.
Prolonged confusion remains after the seizure (more than 10-15 minutes).
The person is not responsive after a seizure.
The person has trouble breathing.
The person is injured during the seizure.
The seizure is a first-time seizure.
There is a significant change in the type or character of the seizure from that person's usual seizure pattern.