A seizure happens when abnormal electrical activity in the brain causes an involuntary change in body movement, creation of a false sensation, alters awareness, or produces unusual behavior. A seizure can last from a few seconds to minutes.Seizures may results from illness, head trauma, brain tumor, infection, inherited conditions, brain disorders, or problems during fetal development. Recurring seizures without any identifiable reversible cause are given the name epilepsy. It is estimated that 10% of the population will experience a seizure at some point in their life. 1% of the US population has epilepsy. Most cases of epilepsy can successfully be managed with an anticonvulsant medication.
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