What Are the Triggers of Seizures?

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What are the triggers of seizures?

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Seizures triggers

The most common trigger of seizures is epilepsy. Other possible triggers of seizures may include:

  • Head trauma that causes an area of bleeding in the brain
  • Stroke
  • Brain tumor
  • Illegal or recreational drugs, such as amphetamines or cocaine
  • Alcohol abuse, during times of withdrawal or extreme intoxication
  • High fever, which can be associated with an infection such as meningitis
  • Lack of sleep
  • Low blood sodium (hyponatremia), which can happen with diuretic therapy
  • Medications, such as certain pain relievers, antidepressants or smoking cessation therapies, that lower the seizure threshold

 

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