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Health Tip: What's Prompting My Seizures?

A list of common triggers

(HealthDay News) -- A seizure is a sudden spurt of abnormal electrical activity in the brain.

While the causes can be varied and complex, the Epilepsy Foundation offers this list of common triggers:

  • Missing medications, especially those used to control seizures.
  • Changes in sleep routines or lack of sleep.
  • Hormonal changes in women, such as during menstruation or pregnancy.
  • Abusing alcohol or drugs, or withdrawing from them.
  • Stress and anxiety.
  • Factors that unpredictably change metabolism, such as diarrhea or vomiting.
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