Seizures may happen for a variety of reasons, including epilepsy, low blood sugar, traumatic brain injury, and stroke. Watch this video to learn about some common types of seizures and how they present.
Focal motor seizures typically only affect one portion of the body, resulting in tremors or muscle spasms, while petit mal seizures can be subtle staring spells that only last a few seconds or may involve widespread shaking of the body. Grand mal, or tonic-clonic seizures, begin with muscle contractions that can cause the patient to fall, and proceed with rhythmic convulsions for one or two minutes. During this time, the patient is unconscious and may wake up disoriented.
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