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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)