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Seizures Emergencies (cont.)

Seizures Emergencies Causes

Many people have seizures for reasons that are unknown. Other people have seizures from some condition that affects normal brain functioning. These may include brain tumor, infections, fever, birth injuries, injury, or trauma.

  • Other problems that might affect the functioning of the brain and lead to seizures include drugs or medications, alcohol, low blood sugar, or other chemical abnormalities.
  • Rapidly flashing lights, high stress, or lack of sleep may induce seizures in certain people.
  • Seizures in children are a special category of seizures that are addressed a bit differently.
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