Seizures 2017-01-28T09:37:14+00:00

Seizures

The brain is the center that controls and regulates all voluntary and involuntary responses in the body. It consists of nerve cells that normally communicate with each other through electrical activity.

A seizure occurs when part(s) of the brain receives a burst of abnormal electrical signals that temporarily interrupts normal electrical brain function.

The type of seizure depends on which part and how much of the brain is affected and what happens during the seizure. The two broad categories of epileptic seizures are generalized seizures (absence, atonic, tonic-clonic, myoclonic) and partial (simple and complex) seizures.

To learn more about , or to schedule an appointment with our experts in our neurosciences services, please contact UAMS at 501-686-8000.

This week’s “Here’s To Your Health” broadcasts provide details about seizures. They occur when part(s) of the brain receives a burst of abnormal electrical signals that temporarily interrupts normal electrical brain function.

Broadcasts

 

August 14 – Symptoms of a Brain Problem

August 15 – Partial or Generalized?

August 16 – Anti-Seizure Medications

August 17 – Febrile Seizures

August 18 – Helping Someone Who is Having a Seizure

These programs were first broadcast the week of July 18, 2011.

T. Glenn Pait, M.D., of UAMS is the host of the program.

 

About Our Host

Trusted by thousands of listeners every week, T. Glenn Pait, M.D., began offering expert advice as host of UAMS’ “Here’s to Your Health” program in 1996. Dr. Pait began working at UAMS in 1994 and has been practicing medicine for over 20 years.

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