Seizures & Epilepsy
State-of-the-art seizures treatment
Patients often ask us about seizures. Seizures or convulsions occur when abnormal signals from the brain change the way the body functions. Seizures vary greatly from person to person. Some patients only have slight shaking of a hand, while others experience violent convulsions that shake their entire body, and they may even lose consciousness.
While shaking of the body is most often associated with seizures, it is possible to have a seizure without shaking, when feeling confusion or fatigue. Some people have symptoms before the seizure. They may see auras or briefly lose touch with their surroundings and stare into space. The person may not remember the episode later. Not all body shaking is caused by seizures, either. There are many medical conditions that can cause tremors of the hands and head.
Healthy people can have seizures, too
Some people experience only one seizure in their life. It typically lasts under three minutes and is not followed by a second seizure. Normally healthy people can have a single seizure caused by a sharp blow to the head, or concussion. Having one seizure does not always indicate a serious health problem. If you have a first-time seizure, you should see your doctor to rule out serious illness.
If you suspect you have experienced a seizure or have questions about seizures or epilepsy symptoms, please call West Coast Neurology immediately at (626) 598-3770 or book an appointment online by clicking here.