All about Stages of Seizures
A seizure is an electrical disturbance that interferes with normal brain function – they occur when abnormal electric signals from the brain change how you act. A person suffering from seizures must consult a neurologist who can guide the patient and his family member about the right things to take care of during seizures. At BGS Gleneagles Global Hospital, we have an expert tam of neurologists who are well-trained and equipped to treat patients with seizures.
There are some types of seizures. A focal seizure starts in one location of your head, though it can spread to other areas as well; generalized seizures happen all over at once and are more likely than not related to either side-effect of epilepsy or exposure to certain types of electricity.
Seizures are caused by chemical changes in your body that affect the way nerve cells talk to one another. This leads to electrical activity inside of a person’s brain, which can last for several seconds or even minutes at a time! While there is no cure yet for epilepsy seizures, understanding these stages may help you feel better prepared when it happens so nothing surprises or scares them.
There are bursts of electrical activity in your brain, sort of like an electrical storm. This causes different symptoms depending on the type and where it’s happening within our own brains but seizures can take many different forms that affect us differently than others around us.
In addition to these categorizations, there are four distinct phases of seizures: A seizure is a sudden and repetitive electrical activity in the brain. There are three phases to it: Pre-ictal phase, Ictus (or Inter Coast Terminal), and Post-Ictal Phase
Before the Seizure: The prodromal phase is a warning sign from the brain’s self-defense team, ensuring they have time to prepare for what lies ahead. This stage may include confusion and anxiety, as well as irritability or anger before an actual seizure, occurs in 20% of people with epilepsy – but unlike aura symptoms which are usually part of a seizure itself, these come hours or even days beforehand without being related specifically enough for them still count towards anything at all.
During the Seizure: Early Ictal and Ictal Phases an aura occurs before an individual have their first sign of seizure–it’s what you might think of as “the warning lights coming on”. That said though, this doesn’t mean that people don’t experience other types or patterns for epileptic seizures because every person individually experiences them differently according to his/her own personal history with similar conditions.
After the Seizure Ends: Post-Ictal Phase: There are two different types of auras. localized, which is just the person’s awareness for that specific area or moment in time; and generalized seizures where you can tell there was an event happening all over your body at once with no real focal point.
During a seizure, you may move freely without control of your body for some periods. You might see or feel things that aren’t there while others don’t seem to notice anything at all changes happening around them and still be able to think clearly enough about what just happened in order for it to not impact their own lives (barring any injuries).
Nocturnal seizures are those that happen while you’re asleep. They can cause unusual nighttime behavior, such as waking for no reason or urinating in your sleep, and jerking about uncontrollably with a stiff body posture-like response from what seems like an electric shock going through one’s system when they wake up after having this kind of nightmare.
During a nocturnal seizure, the person may: cry out or make unusual noises; suddenly appear rigid and stiff (in spite of themselves) until they release their muscles from tension- often by twitching or jerking repeatedly); bite their tongue if it gets caught between teeth while sleeping during an episode – potentially leaving behind scratches which could become infected due to lack of movement on partaking in other activities such as talking after waking up suddenly without any apparent reason at all.