21st October 2019

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What does a seizure do to your body?

Electrical activity running through nerve cells helps your brain tell your body what to do, but if abnormal signals interrupt the brain?s normal functioning you can have a seizure.

Herein, what are the symptoms after having a seizure?

The postictal state is the altered state of consciousness after an epileptic seizure. It usually lasts between 5 and 30 minutes, but sometimes longer in the case of larger or more severe seizures, and is characterized by drowsiness, confusion, nausea, hypertension, headache or migraine, and other disorienting symptoms.

Can a person die from a seizure?

When this happens to someone with epilepsy it may be called Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy (or SUDEP). SUDEP is when a person with epilepsy dies suddenly and where no other cause of death is found. It may be that they died during or after a seizure. In the UK around 600 people die from SUDEP each year.
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