Let us tell you that these are seizures due to abnormal changes in the electrical activity of the brain And also an event or condition that disrupts the communication between nerve cells, or neurons in the brain, triggers it.
Friends, let us tell you that there are many possible reasons for many types of seizures and seizures, which include:
- as if she was epileptic
- and also that brain infection
- low blood sugar
- And with that, some seizures begin in childhood, while others begin in adulthood. These are called adult-onset seizures.
So tell us that read on to know why those first seizures occur in adults only.
What causes adult-onset seizures?
Note that adult-onset seizures are usually caused by a specific condition or traumatic event. And at the same time, it is different from seizures seen in childhood, which are usually due to idiopathic epilepsy, and they are either related to an unknown cause.
Possible causes of adult-onset seizures include:
- Explain that this central nervous system infection
- Seizures can also be caused by severe central nervous system (CNS) infections caused by bacteria, and by parasites or viruses.
Explain that these pathogens cause infection in the brain tissue. And at the same time, it can trigger an immune or inflammatory response that can cause those abnormal changes in the electrical activity of your brain itself.
So examples of CNS infections that can cause seizures include:
- such as CNS tuberculosis
- viral meningoencephalitis
- meningitis and that or encephalitis
- brain abscess
- and along with that cerebral malaria
- And that onchocerciasis (river blindness)
- as well as that cerebral toxoplasmosis
- brain tumor
Be aware that those adult-onset seizures are often the first sign of a brain tumor. If the seizures recur or get worse, and only then it may mean that the tumor has grown, and has caused either bleeding or swelling.
So these brain tumors that can trigger seizures include:
- and that neuroglioma
- and that astrocytoma
- and also ganglioglioma
- and that glioblastoma
Note that these different types of tumors cause seizures in different ways, and it is usually because of pressure or bleeding in your brain.
Traumatic brain injury
It should be noted that another possible cause of first-time seizures is a traumatic brain injury (TBI).
Be aware that after a TBI, seizures can happen immediately. In other cases, as well, they can occur within hours, days, or weeks of the injury. And with this, about 50 percent of TBI-related seizures occur within the first 24 hours.
Keep in mind that more serious injuries are more likely to lead to seizures. And among other factors that increase your risk of seizures after TBI, they include:
- 65. to be much older than
- and also that chronic alcohol use disorder
- and the injury that enters the skull
- And this illusion, which is brain injury
- bleeding in the brain
- Depending on the injury itself, a TBI can trigger seizures by causing inflammation or damage to brain tissue. And let us tell you that it can also cause seizures by disrupting the way your brain releases neurotransmitters.
Substance use and withdrawal
Friends, this first seizure in adulthood may be related to the use of certain substances and either it may be related to withdrawal from them.
So the most common substances associated with this seizure include:
- like that antidepressant
- and that
In addition, some substances can induce seizures by altering neurotransmitter activity. As well as that in other cases, a drug can modify electrolytes or blood flow to the brain, as well as resulting in a seizure.
Some substances, such as barbiturates, have that sedative effect on the brain itself. And at the same time, if it is taken regularly in high doses, then abrupt stoppage can lead to seizures. Stopping anti-seizure medications and he or she taking them inconsistently can induce seizures.
Alcohol poisoning and withdrawal
Explain that it is alcohol poisoning, or an overdose of alcohol, as well as when you drink that large amount of alcohol in a short time Also, it can cause changes in your fluid and electrolyte levels, which can result in seizures.
So that alcohol withdrawal can also trigger a seizure in the first place.
Be aware that heavy alcohol consumption can depress the central nervous system. Suddenly cutting down on alcohol will only affect that nervous system and with that you can have seizures.
So let us tell you that a stroke occurs when a blood vessel in the brain bursts or becomes blocked. And at the same time, it obstructs blood flow to the brain, and that tissue is injured.
As that injury can alter the electrical activity in the brain, resulting in a stroke that follows. And more often than not, it occurs within 24 hours of a stroke, but a post-stroke attack can already appear months after the stroke.
One, the more severe the stroke, the more likely it is to cause a seizure.
It should be noted that this is the most common type of seizure in adults.
And with this, it can lead to many types of seizures in adults. These seizures are classified into two main categories:
- like that focal tour
- If the abnormal electrical activity begins on one side of the brain, and only then it is called a focal seizure.
So the focal seizures that affect adults include:
- Focal conscious seizures: Note that during a single focal conscious seizure, you do not lose consciousness completely.
- Focal impaired awareness seizure: And with that he has this type of seizure that he loses consciousness.
- Focal to bilateral awareness seizures: Let us tell you that this attack starts in one part of the brain, then spreads to the other part. And it is possible that you are first aware, and then he loses consciousness.
- generalized seizures: In generalized seizures, they involve both sides of the brain. And with this they usually cause loss of consciousness.
In adults, the most common types include:
- Generalized tonic-clonic (GTC) seizures: And with that, GTC seizures were previously known as grand mal seizures. And let’s say they make the muscles rigid (tonic phase) and also cause muscle twitching (clonic phase) .
- tonic seizures: So it’s a tonic seizure that causes muscle stiffness, usually in your back, arms, and legs. It does not involve a clonic phase.
- clonic seizures: And at the same time, during clonic seizures, your muscles twitch over and over again.
- myoclonic seizures: Also these myoclonic seizures cause tremors in one area of the upper body as well as those in your limbs.
- Atonic tour: And then an atonic seizure, or drop attack, causes a sudden loss of muscle tone. And with that you can fall on the floor, and he can either fall on your head.
- Absence recovery: It should be noted that this absence seizure, formerly called petit mal seizure, causes a blank stare and, at the same time, a slight twitch. You may experience a brief change in consciousness.
- Gelastic as well as that then Dachristic tour: A gelastic seizure causes uncontrollable laughter, while a dachrystic seizure causes uncontrollable crying. In addition, these seizures are often associated with a brain lesion called a hypothalamic hamartoma.
- No epileptic events: Let me tell you that any epileptic event, like a migraine attack and fainting, can look like a seizure. And at the same time, although they are usually caused by psychological as well as emotional stress, rather than abnormal brain activity.
What’s to do if you’re thinking you are having a stroke?
Tell friends that if you feel that you are having an attack for the first time, and try to stay calm.
Focus on staying safe and avoiding injury. Tell friends that if possible, stay away from furniture and big things. And at the same time he should lie down on the floor and rest his head on the folded jacket or pillow.
So that if you are driving or operating equipment, and only then you stop and find a safe place.
Explain that it is only possible for an adult without a history of epilepsy to experience it.
The possible causes include central nervous system infections, brain tumors, strokes, as well as injuries to your brain. Using or stopping certain substances, including alcohol, can also trigger seizures.
And with that the type of seizure depends on the cause. And with that, if you have a seizure for the first time, and only then you should get medical attention as soon as possible. A health care professional can help determine the underlying cause as well as provide a treatment plan if necessary.