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  1. Seizures - Home Treatment

    Find out what to do when someone you're with has a seizure.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. Seizures - Preparing For Your Appointment

    A list of questions that will help your health care professional diagnose and treat Seizures.

  5. 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 ...

  6. Epilepsy Treatments: Find the Right Medication

    WebMD helps you navigate epilepsy medications to find the most appropriate one for you.

  7. What Is Benign Rolandic Epilepsy?

    WebMD explains benign rolandic epilepsy, including its symptoms, causes, diagnosis, and treatments.

  8. Abdominal Epilepsy in Children and Adults

    WebMD explains what abdominal epilepsy is and how it affects children and adults. Learn more about the symptoms, causes, and treatments.

  9. Epilepsy: Frequently Asked Questions

    Answers to frequently asked questions about epilepsy.

  10. What Is Juvenile Myoclonic Epilepsy?

    WebMD explains juvenile myoclonic epilepsy, including symptoms, causes, tests, and treatments.

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