Could I die from having a grand mal seizure?

Take your medication. Yes, if you have a generalized seizure at heights or have spell while driving, you could easily meet your maker. If you do not take your medications, and have nocturnal episodes, SUDEP, sudden death in epilepsy might be another risk. If you have good medical control, risks are rather low.
Yes. Untreated seizures can be life threatening. This is why all patients with seizures should be followed by a neurologist and have medications adjusted to reduce the chance of future seizures.
Epilepsy & death. Death from a grand mal seizure is very rare. Care must be taken if you are actively having seizures you should not drive, use heavy machinery, go swimming alone or being in a boat alone since if you have a grand mal seizure, you may be in a situation to put yourself and others in danger.

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Can a grand mal seizure cause death?

Yes. Epilepsy needs to be treated, with either anti-epileptic meds, vagal nerve stimulator, surgery or all of the above. Sudep is death during sleep, seizure while driving or at heights can be deadly. While aspiration and suffocation quite rare, if it happens, it can be deadly. Got the picture, always try to prevent future seizures. Read more...

Do grand mal seizures cause death?

Yes, it's possible. Seizures have been associated with sudden death in epilepsy. It's called sudep. It happens rarely. The risk factors are convulsions in sleep, low levels of medication in your blood. It is not clear if it is causes by problems with the heart rhythm or if it due to fluid in the lungs. Read more...

How would you recognize a pre teen having a grand mal seizure?

Seizure. Convulsion, loss of consciousness, might bite tongue, arms/head/legs moving in rhythmic way, losing control over bowel/bladder functions. Read more...
Convulsion. A grand mal seizure consists of loss of postural tone, generalized stiffness or shaking of the body and loss of consciousness. Should be obvious if it occurs. Read more...

After having a grand mal seizure, how should someone take care of his / her tongue?

Cool and soft. The tongue heals very quickly. Eat cool and soft foods. Avoid spicey foods and hot drinks and do not use ointments. Purple swelling is due to hematoma that will resolve on its own. Read more...

Can you tell me what could cause a grand mal seizure?

Multiple causes. The mayo clinic has a good site on this: http://www.Mayoclinic.Org/diseases-conditions/grand-mal-seizure/basics/causes/con-20021356. If you are experiencing seizures, it is recommended you consult a neurologist. Driving can be restricted based in the state you live in, if you are having seizures. Hope that helps to answer your question! Read more...

What are the causes of a grand mal seizure?

Altered brain signal. Grand mal seizures occur when the electrical activity over the whole surface of the brain becomes abnormally synchronized. In general, seizures are caused by abnormal, rhythmic nerve cell (neuron) activity in the brain. The brain's nerve cells normally communicate with each other by sending electrical and chemical signals across the synapses that connect the cells.This is altered in seizures. Read more...