Seizures

Secondary seizures; Reactive seizures; Seizure - secondary; Seizure - reactive; Convulsions

A seizure is the physical findings or changes in behavior that occur after an episode of abnormal electrical activity in the brain.

The term "seizure" is often used interchangeably with "convulsion." During convulsions a person has uncontrollable shaking that is rapid and rhythmic, with the muscles contract and relax repeatedly. There are many different types of seizures. Some have mild symptoms without shaking.

First aid convulsions, part 1

1. When a seizure occurs, the main goal is to protect the person from injury. Try to prevent a fall by laying the person on the ground in a safe area. The area should be cleared of furniture or other sharp objects. 2. Cushion the person's head. 3. Loosen tight clothing, especially around the neck.

Considerations

Causes

Home Care

When to Contact a Medical Professional

What to Expect at Your Office Visit