When brain cells “talk” or fire excessively, seizures temporarily disrupt the brain’s regular electrical signals. They have a variety of reasons and are pretty prevalent, especially in newborns and young children. Some illnesses or injuries can induce seizures, but in a majority of children, there is no known reason. Sometimes, other diseases can mimic seizures, like fainting or stroke.
Some signs that your child may be experiencing seizures include tremors, convulsions, or jerking movements in the arms and legs stiffening of the body, loss of consciousness breathing problems, loss of bowel or bladder control falling suddenly for no apparent reason not responding to noise or words for short periods of time and appearing confused.
In this Sunrise interview Paediatrician, Dr. Jadine Knight-Lawes shares more about seizures in children.
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