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<b>Seizure is also known as <a href="#topics/Generalized-seizures-in-adults">Generalized seizures in adults</a></b>. A seizure is a symptom in which a person has a convulsion or epileptic attack, usually involving jerking movements of the head, limbs, and rest of the body. It represents abnormal brain function, and can be caused by fever (mainly in young children), by brain infections or tumors, by drug abuse or overdoses, by chemical imbalances, sleep deprivation, etc.
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Dr. Troy Sedlmeyer answered:

What is a seizure?

Brain hyperactivity

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A seizure is an event that occurs when brain cells or neurons become overly active. Another way of describing this is that there is a "short" or inappropriate surge in the electrical activity of the brain.
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Dr. William Goldie answered:

What are seizures?

Bad brain activity

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A seizure is an abnormal motor or sensory event that is caused by abnormal electrical discharges of the brain. Usually the brain can inhibit or suppress abnormal activity. However in certain disease states, genetic syndromes, scarring of the brain or acute infection or injury, the brain inhibition is lost and seizure activity will occur.
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Dr. Alon Seifan answered:

What causes seizures?

Excitable brain cell

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Anything that causes brain cells to be irritated or overexcitable can cause a seizure. Genetic causes of epilepsy that lead to an abnormality in excitability of neurons or miswiring of connections can cause seizures. Also, any scar or lesion on the brain can cause seizure. Infections and other conditions that alter the body's normal chemistry can cause seizures.
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Dr. Carlo M. Hatem answered:

Will seizure kill me?

It can

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But most people with seizures die from other unrelated causes. Some seizures can become resistant to treatment and become continuous, leading to death. Needless to say, you should not be operating vehicles or machinery.
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What causes seizures?

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Seizure is caused usually by abnormal brain wave activity which arises from an area of abnormality in the brain.
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Dr. Terry S. Peery answered:

What cause a seizures?

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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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What causes seizures ?

Over active neurons

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A seizure is when the brain cell allows too much sodium or calcium and water follows, disrupting the flow of chemicals and waste products through special "gates." Seizure meds are "gate blockers" to stop this from happening.
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What causes a seizure?

Many

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Most of the time it is unknown. There is along list for causes. Let your doctor decide.
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Can a seizure be cured?

Treated/not cured

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People with epilepsy have more and better treatment options than ever before. There are now 20 antiepileptic drugs approved for use in the United States, and many more are in development. The use of surgery has been greatly refined, and new surgical techniques have been developed. People also may be treated with vagus nerve stimulation or the ketogenic diet in some cases.
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Dr. Jeffrey Cohen answered:

What's absence seizure?

Short lapse of time

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Usually in kids; brief episode of eye flutter with loss of awareness. Usually lasts seconds but may be longer. Associated with typical EEG pattern (generalized spike-wave, 3 per second). Often genetic origin. Highly treatable. Often goes away in time.
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