What Do You Know about Partial Seizures?

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What do you know about partial seizures?

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Partial seizures

Partial seizures, also known as focal seizures, appear to result from abnormal activity in just one area of your brain.

These seizures fall into two categories: one is Focal seizures without loss of consciousness and the other is focal seizures with impaired awareness.

They’re less intense and usually last no more than 1 to 2 minutes. And part of your body, like an arm, might get stiff or go floppy. You may see repeated, rhythmic, or jerking movements in one place or that spread to different body parts.

The person could zone out or stare at nothing. They may or may not realize what’s happening but can’t control it. When it’s over, they won’t remember a thing.

 

Keywords: partial seizures; partial seizure; focal seizures.

 

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