Epilepsy. Symptoms

Definition of epilepsy
Chronic condition of diverse etiology, characterized by recurrent seizures due to excessive discharge of cerebral neurons (seizures) eventually associated with various clinical manifestations or laboratory test.

Symptoms of Epilepsy
Although there are scheduled over 20 different types of epilepsy, we have divided broadly into three main groups: the largest epilepsy (grand mal) epilepsy minor (petit mal) and epileptic equivalents. In this article we focus on epilepsy and epilepsy increased less.

Symptoms of epilepsy increased
It is a series of hits generalized seizure. Access can be present in the very well without any premonitory symptoms, but that is usually preceded by the "aura" (subjective feeling that the individual epileptic warning when going to suffer the classic convulsion). These shortcuts seizure can occur at any time of day or night, waking or sleeping, with or without aura prescient.

Here we describe some of the symptoms that can appear in different types of auras.

Symptoms of epilepsy greater, motor aura
* Involuntary contractions of muscle groups
* Acts involuntary scratching
* Hand tremors with involuntary movements of the same

Symptoms of epilepsy greater: Sensory aura
* Various disorders of sensation (tingling, numbness of a limb, etc.).
* Feeling of "esophageal bolus"
* Pain in the extremities
* Feeling of tightness in the chest
* Cool feeling in an arm or leg, etc..

Symptoms of epilepsy greater: sensory aura
* Can be acoustic, visual, olfactory and gustatory.
* Perception of whistles, bangs, buzzes
* Vision flicker, glare, strange images
* Perception of odor and taste lacking, usually unpleasant.

Symptoms of epilepsy greater: aura vasomotor
* Brusca presentation of pallor or flushing or red spots

Symptoms of epilepsy greater: aura secretory
* Presence of abundant crisis sweating, salivation, etc..

Symptoms of epilepsy greater: visceral aura
* Can be characterized by coughing, burping, yawning, sneezing, or tachycardia.

Symptoms of epilepsy greater: psychic aura
* The person, before the seizure, you may feel fear, anxiety, hallucinations, feelings of loss or happiness, etc..

Epileptic symptoms more: tonic phase (a few seconds to 30 seconds)
After one of these auras (which can be mixed together) begins the classic convulsion:
* Violent shriek
* Face pale
* Loss of consciousness
* Drop down fulminant
* Possible tongue biting
* Contraction of the body by all the muscles spasm: head back and sideways, eyeballs upward, trembling eyelids, dilated pupils, rigid arms and legs extended, hands closed into fists, apnea by contracture respiratory muscle

Epileptic symptoms more: clonic phase (2 to 8 minutes)
* Convulsive more or less violent and fast throughout the body which had previously been immobilized by the contracture
* Head and eyes with sudden movements
* Jaws are opened and closed (teeth chattering)
* The language is externalized and put into the mouth alternately
* Trunk, arms and legs shake with violent convulsions
* Salivation abundant
* Enlarged pupils as possible
* Shortness of breath
* The pale face turns red and congestive
* It may cause emissions of urine and feces by the relationship of the sphincter

Epileptic symptoms more: phase of coma
* After this second phase presents the third and final phase sewn for the comma, ie end of seizures and pathological appearance of a deep sleep that can last up to an hour in which the face is pale, the pupils are dilated, body covered with cold sweat, inert and insensitive, the muscles relaxed and exhausted and breathing sound due to the mucus in the throat.

Epileptic symptoms more: after coma
After this phase of coma:
* The person wakes up with no memory of what happened
* Vomiting may
* Headache and fatigue more or less profound
* Sometimes slightly elevated fever
* Speech Disorders
* Difficulty transitory movements in an arm or leg

Minor symptoms of epilepsy
The most common and best known of petit mal epileptic crisis is more or less frequent absences during which the patient suffers a brief and sudden loss of consciousness, pale, stays a few seconds lost, motionless, staring without speaking not recognize anyone.

During this absence seizures, which can be repeated several times a day, but with short duration, the person has:
* Dilated pupils, rigid to light stimulus
* Movements of mastication
* Guttural sounds
* O claps

Other minor symptoms of epilepsy
* Crisis more or less frequent dizziness with rare loss of consciousness
* Loss of muscle tone with momentary loss of consciousness a few seconds. The patient rises quickly to the floor as if nothing had happened.
* Dream pathological sudden and profound that does not wake up despite violent stimuli that apply to you. After a few minutes or hours, the person wakes up spontaneously with no memory of what happened.

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