21st November 2019

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What are the causes of seizures?

Seizures of all types are caused by disorganized and sudden electrical activity in the brain. Causes of seizures can include: Abnormal levels of sodium or glucose in the blood. Brain infection, including meningitis.

Also, what does a seizure do to the brain?

Epilepsy is not contagious and is not caused by mental illness or mental retardation. Sometimes severe seizure can cause brain damage, but most seizures do not seem to have a detrimental effect on the brain. Epilepsy has many possible causes, from illness to brain damage to abnormal brain development.
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