Seizures from abnormal electrical activity in the brain are known as epilepsy.Seizures can cause sudden, involuntary movements like jerking or twitching in your arms or legs.Although seizures can be harmful, they are often brief and harmless. However, you might damage yourself if you have one while driving or engaging in another activity.Everyone is affected by epilepsy differently. To keep your seizures under control, your doctor will work with you to discover the best course of action.
Why Does Epilepsy Occur?
Most people don’t know what causes epilepsy, according to doctors. However, several disorders that impact the brain may increase your risk of having seizures, including:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Blood vascular conditions and strokes
- Alterations to brain structure
- Infected brains
- Sometimes, epilepsy runs in families.
- Cerebral haemorrhage or stroke (bleeding)
- Brain inflammation or infection, such as meningitis, encephalitis, or an abscess in the brain
- Brain tumors or abnormalities in brain conditions like Alzheimer’s disease
- Chronic drug or alcohol abuse
- Other metabolic abnormalities include high or low blood sugar.