Seizures, causes of and basic care for

causes of seizures

most common is epilepsy, especially if medicine is not taken in proper dosage and on time

lack of oxygen

stroke

brain tumor / concussion / increasing intracranial pressure from swelling or internal bleeding in the brain

poisoning

diabetic emergency / low blood sugar

heat stroke

failure to use prescribed anti-seizure medications (often the biggest cause of seizures)

trauma

drug or alcohol use or withdrawl

measles, mumps and other childhood diseases

eclampsia (pregnancy complication)

child with a high fever

child with aspirin poisoning

infection

hit by lightning

high altitude can cause brain swelling

continuing stress from bereavement, divorce, abuse, money/family worries, critical incident stress

 
From the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
simple list

 
From the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
list

 

From EMS World
“Sentinel seizures occur when an individual experiences a fatal arrhythmia, the brain loses oxygen supply, and thus seizure activity occurs. The true problem is Sudden Cardiac Arrest, but the seizure is often seen as the first symptom.
Assume the possibility of Sudden Cardiac Arrest when an otherwise-healthy young athlete collapses and exhibits seizure activity.”

 

and see: How To Call 911.

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