It is a term that comes from the Greek and means “to catch by surprise”. People with epilepsy do not know before when they are going to have a seizure.
Our brain is powered by electricity. Between the cells that form it, the neurons, communicate by small electrical discharges. If at any time these discharges are done in an anomalous or uncontrolled way, as if it were a wire of peeled light that makes a short circuit, is when the epileptic seizure appears.
Why does everyone have “their own seizure”?
Epileptic seizures occur depending on the area of the brain affected. Each zone is specialized in a certain function, in speaking, seeing, understanding… that is why, according to the zone, the seizure will be that way. For example, if we have the “short circuit” in the area of understanding, we will not understand what we are told during the time the seizure lasts.
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