Epilepsy: Top 5 Symptoms

Thursday, 10 Feb 2011 12:12 PM

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
Epilepsy is a neurological condition that affects the nervous system. It is a seizure disorder that is usually diagnosed after a person has had at least two seizures that were not caused by any known medical conditions like alcohol withdrawal or extremely low blood sugar. 
 
Symptoms of epilepsy vary depending upon the type of seizure. In most cases, a person with epilepsy will tend to have the same type of seizure each time, so the symptoms will be similar from episode to episode.  

Epilepsy usually occurs as sudden, recurrent attacks at irregular intervals. The sufferer may have sudden, violent shivering and may fall unconscious to the ground and convulse. Epilepsy mostly causes foaming at the mouth, biting of the tongue, deviation of the eyes, rotation of the head, twitching of the muscles, and distorted limbs. The sufferer may even lose control of their bladder.
 
For some people, epileptic seizures are frequent and strong. A person suffering from a milder form will not get frequent seizures and these seizures will be very mild and may manifest themselves as short periods of loss of consciousness, or even just feeling a little "strange" for a moment and then feeling fine.

© Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink

PLEASE NOTE: All information presented on Newsmax.com is for informational purposes only. It is not specific medical advice for any individual. All answers to reader questions are provided for informational purposes only. All information presented on our websites should not be construed as medical consultation or instruction. You should take no action solely on the basis of this publication’s contents. Readers are advised to consult a health professional about any issue regarding their health and well-being. While the information found on our websites is believed to be sensible and accurate based on the author’s best judgment, readers who fail to seek counsel from appropriate health professionals assume risk of any potential ill effects. The opinions expressed in Newsmaxhealth.com and Newsmax.com do not necessarily reflect those of Newsmax Media. Please note that this advice is generic and not specific to any individual. You should consult with your doctor before undertaking any medical or nutritional course of action.

Keeping you up to speed on Lifestyle, health, and money-saving tips
 
 
Get me on Fast Features
Keeping you up to speed on Lifestyle, health, and money-saving tips
 
Follow Newsmax
You May Also Like

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved