Health Tip: What's Prompting My Seizures?

By on November 27, 2009

A seizure is a sudden spurt of abnormal electrical activity in the brain.

While the causes can be varied and complex, the Epilepsy Foundation offers this list of common triggers:

  • Missing medications, especially those used to control seizures.
  • Changes in sleep routines or lack of sleep.
  • Hormonal changes in women, such as during menstruation or pregnancy.
  • Abusing alcohol or drugs, or withdrawing from them.
  • Stress and anxiety.
  • Factors that unpredictably change metabolism, such as diarrhea or vomiting.

Source: HealthDay

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