Seizure Disorders And Their Relevance To You

If you’ve ever saw anyone experience a seizure then you know directly how frightening they can be. Seizure disorders can be overcome with the proper management and knowledge surrounding this disorder. So, what exactly is a seizure? They are characterized by your brain firing out electric impulses much faster and more rapid than the normal rate. Your brain signals your body to take action by firing out electrical impulses that travel through nerves to all over your body. Seizures occur when these impulses happen rapidly and your body cannot control these impulses. This is why you may often see people’s body shake during a seizure. This is the brain telling your body to move extremely fast and rigidly because your brain is sending those electric signals much faster than normal. 

Seizures can be classified into different types:
  • Absence Seizures
  • Myoclonic Seizures
  • Atonic/Tonic Seizures
  • Tonic-clonic Seizures
  • General Seizures
  • Simple Partial
  • Complex Partial

 

The good news is that most seizure disorders respond to treatment very well and people can live a seizure-free life. Medications are the golden treatment for seizures however there are other alternatives available. Research has shown that inducing electromagnetic waves in the brain to stimulate certain nerves can actually decrease the length and frequency of seizures over time. With the correct medications and adherence to taking medications seizure disorders can eventually lead to a normal life.