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What causes seizures?

 

There are a number of things that can cause seizures…

– Problems with brain development before birth

– Lack of oxygen or damage to the brain during birth

– Brain injury (car accidents, trauma, skull fracture, etc.)

– Brain tumour

– Alcohol and drug abuse

– Metabolic conditions (low calcium, glucose, and sodium or high glucose)

– Infections

– High fever, heat stroke

– Autoimmune disorders (conditions when the immune system mistakenly attacks and destroys healthy body tissue)