Health: Seizure and it's management techniques.

Health: Seizure and it's management techniques.

Ever been in a situation where your friend started having seizures and you didn’t know what to do?

This thread teaches what to and what not to do when someone around you starts experiencing seizures.
There are many causes of seizure which mostly stem from several health conditions and other things that affect the brain.

Some are brain infections (meningitis), brain injury from accident, electric shock, epilepsy, extreme high blood pressure, low glucose level and many more.
Seizure can be genetic and can run in the family so do well to let your doctor know if there is anyone in your family that has a history of seizures.
Seizures usually don't require emergency medical attention BUT only call for medical care when any of these occur:
•The person has never had a seizure before.

•The person has difficulty breathing or waking after the seizure.

•The seizure lasts longer than 5 minutes.
•The person has another seizure soon after the first one.

•The person is hurt during the seizure.

•The seizure happens in water.

•The person has a health condition like diabetes, heart disease, or is pregnant.
Remember to remain calm during a seizure since you can't do anything to stop it. 

What you can rather do is to help prevent serious injuries.
When most people think of a seizure, they think of a generalized tonic-clonic seizure, also called a grand mal seizure. 

In this type of seizure, the person may cry out, fall, shake or jerk, and become unaware of what’s going on around them.
Here are things you can do to help someone who is having this type of seizure:
•Ease the person to the floor.

•Turn the person gently onto one side. 

This will help the person breathe.

•Clear the area around the person of anything hard or sharp. 

This can prevent injury.
•Put something soft and flat, like a folded jacket, under his or her head.

•Remove eyeglasses if any.

•Loosen ties or anything around the neck that may make it hard to breathe.

•Time the seizure. 

Call the ambulance if the seizure lasts longer than 5 minutes.
Knowing what NOT to do is important for keeping a person safe during or after a seizure.
•Do not hold the person down or try to stop his or her movements.

•Do not put anything in the person’s mouth. 

This can injure teeth or the jaw.
A person having a seizure cannot swallow his or her tongue.

•Do not try to give mouth-to-mouth breaths (like CPR). 

People usually start breathing again on their own after a seizure.
•Do not offer the person water or food until he or she is fully alert.
Stay with the person until the seizure ends and he or she is fully awake.

 After it ends, help the person sit in a safe place. 

Once they are alert and able to communicate, tell them what happened in very simple terms. 

Comfort the person and speak calmly.
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