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What cause a seizures?

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 53 years experience
Many reasons: Any type of brain problem may result in a abnormal area which becomes a nidus for seizure activity. Causes include head injury, brain infections, brain tumors, toxins or poisons, usage or discontinuation or alcohol or recreational drugs, medication reactions, problems with blood sugar or other chemicals, etc.
Dr. Terry Peery
Neurology 24 years experience
Seizure causes: There are around 200, 000 new seizures and epilepsy cases each year, and a cause is only identified in about 30% of those cases. The most common causes include stroke, brain tumors, head injuries, genetic conditions, infections, abnormal sodium or blood sugar levels, etc. Certain factors known to provoke seizures include missing medication doses, alcohol/drugs, sleep deprivation and stress.

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