Evaluation and Treatment After a First Seizure - Topic Overview
After you have had a seizure,it can be difficult to predict whether you will have more seizures. This makes it hard to decide whether to begin treatment for epilepsy. The first seizure you report may not actually be the first seizure you've had. You may have had seizures in the past,such as brief absence seizures or auras,without knowing they were seizures. Doing an electroencephalogram ...
Epilepsy - Cause
Learn about causes of epilepsy, including tumor, infection, or damage to the brain.
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 - 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.
Seizures - Home Treatment
Find out what to do when someone you're with has a seizure.
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 ...
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.
Tips for Parents of Children With Epilepsy - Topic Overview
If your child has epilepsy,there are many ways to lower his or her risk of injury and avoid embarrassment sometimes caused by seizures: Use padded side rails and waterproof pads on cribs and beds. Use car seats and seat belts,and have your child wear a helmet when biking,skiing,or skating. Do not let your child swim alone. If you have a young child,do not leave him or her alone in the ...
Seizures - Check Your Symptoms
WebMD provides the symptoms of seizures and a checklist for you to assess yourself.
Seizures - Preparing For Your Appointment
A list of questions that will help your health care professional diagnose and treat Seizures.