What Is It?
A seizure is a sudden change in the brain's normal electrical activity. During a seizure, brain cells "fire" uncontrollably at up to four times their normal rate, temporarily affecting the way a person behaves, moves, thinks or feels.
There are two major types of seizures:
Many conditions can affect the brain and trigger a seizure, including:
Seizures are common. A person may have only one seizure without a recurrence. Epilepsy is a condition in which seizures continue to recur.
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