Understanding Absence Seizures -- Diagnosis and Treatment
Learn more from WebMD about the diagnosis and treatment of absence seizures, a form of epilepsy that affects children.
Understanding Absence Seizure -- the Basics
Learn more from WebMD about absence seizures, a symptom of epilepsy.
An electroencephalogram (EEG) is a test that measures and records the electrical activity of your brain by using sensors (electrodes) attached to your head and connected by wires to a computer.
Seizures - Prevention
Note: If you think you may have a seizure disorder or are being evaluated for one, do not drive, operate heavy machinery, swim, climb ladders, or participate in other potentially dangerous activities until a doctor specifically approves these activities.
Seizures - Home Treatment
Find out what to do when someone you're with has a seizure.
Seizures - Topic Overview
The brain controls how the body moves by sending out small electrical signals through the nerves to the muscles. Seizures, or convulsions, occur when abnormal signals from the brain change the way the body functions.
Aura and Seizures - Topic Overview
Aura is the term used to describe symptoms that may occur before a seizure. An aura may include:Visual changes. Examples include: Bright lights.Zigzag lines.Slowly spreading spots.Distortions in the size or shape of objects.Blind or dark spots in the field of vision.Hearing voices or sounds (auditory hallucinations).Strange smells (olfactory hallucinations).Feelings of numbness or tingling on one side of your face or body.Feeling separated from your body.Anxiety or fear.Nausea.An aura is often the first sign that you are going to have a seizure. You may have an aura from several seconds up to 60 minutes before a seizure. Most people who have auras have the same type of aura every time they have a seizure.
Seizures - Preparing For Your Appointment
A list of questions that will help your health care professional diagnose and treat Seizures.
Seizures - Health Tools
Health Tools help you make wise health decisions or take action to improve your health. Actionsets are designed to help people take an active role in managing a health condition. Epilepsy: Taking your medicines properly ...
Epilepsy Treatments: Find the Right Medication
WebMD helps you navigate epilepsy medications to find the most appropriate one for you.