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Epilepsy juvenile absence

Epilepsy juvenile absence Causes

THis disorder is caused by the abnormal activity of the neurons in the brain.

Epilepsy juvenile absence Definition

Epilepsy juvenile absence otherwise known as absence seizures are one of the many kinds of seizures. These seizures are also sometimes called petit mal seizures in an older term. In Epilepsy juvenile absence, the person can appear to be without jerking or could also appear to be staring into a blank wall or without twitching any eye muscle. These periods could last for seconds, or for a longer time of ten seconds. People experiencing absence seizures at times tends to move from one place to another without even a purpose.

Epilepsy juvenile absence Diagnosis

Diagnosis of Epilepsy juvenile absence includes taking down medicine history of the patient and ask patients the following questions: * How old were you when your seizures began? What was happening around you when you had your first seizure? Does it seem like anything in particular triggers your seizures? What do you experience during your seizures? What do observers notice when you have your seizures? How long do the seizures last? How frequently do they occur? What treatments have you received for your seizures and what were the results of these treatments?

Epilepsy juvenile absence Symptoms and Signs

Some people suffering absence seizures have movements without a purpose during their attacks, like a jerking arm or a rapid blinking of the eyes. Others patients though don't have any noticeable symptoms, only for very short times when they are "out of it." Right after a seizure attack, the patient can immediately resume whatever it is he or she was busy with. These attacks can happen for only a few times one day or in some rare cases, can happen as often as hundreds of times in a day to a point that the patient cannot anymore concentrate in school or other daily things that they do. Absence epilepsy during childhood often times stops when the patient reaches his/her puberty stage. This condition usually don't have any lasting effect on the intelligence or other functions of the brain.

Epilepsy juvenile absence Treatment

The treatment of recurrent cases of this condition is primarily aimed at preventing injuries caused by any accident that may occur during attacks. For patients suffering frequent seizures, treatments includes preventing seizures from interfering with school and other activities of his/her daily life. Other treatments include medications with anticonvulsant drugs.

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