Causes of epilepsy seizures

Researchers who have discovered the disease say it is a chronic nervous system disorder characterized by recurrent seizures due to excessive discharge of neurons into the brain. It manifests itself through the temporary affectation of the motor, sensitive, sensory, vegetative, and psychic parts, depending on the location of the discharge. People need to be aware that this condition can occur at any age, from an early age to old age.

The etiology of epilepsy can be of unknown origin (idiopathic or essential) or of known causes (secondary epilepsy).

     The causes that can trigger these epileptic seizures are:

  • Congenital malformations of the fetus in mothers who have suffered radiation, exposure to toxic products, etc.
  • Another cause is brain tumors
  • Avoid excessive alcohol and medication, as they can trigger this problem
  • Inborn errors of metabolism: hyperglycemia, phenylketonuria, etc.
  • Lack of oxygen in the brain during birth, excessive fever, heart attack, etc.
  • And the last cause can be, the excess of heavy metals in the body (mercury, lead, etc.).

     The symptoms of these diseases are of several types, but the most common are:

  • The joints become stiffer
  • seizures
  • The muscles begin to contract
  • hypersalivation
  • Apnea.
  • Loss of sphincter control.
  • Unconsciousness during this crisis (which recovers at the end of the crisis).
  • Exhaustion and headaches (after a seizure) and sleep.