The Role of the Pediatric Neurologist in Diagnosing and Managing Neurological Conditions in Children
Neurological conditions in children can change your life in an instant. You suddenly have a…
A seizure happens when there is a change in our brain’s levels of excitability that causes chemical imbalances. These imbalances cause neurons to begin firing abnormally. When this happens, it becomes unmanageable and can result in a seizure. There are many things that can alter our brain’s excitability and lead to a seizure. These include:
Unfortunately, stress is an unavoidable part of our everyday lives. Stress generally comes from a particular situation or event that has happened, often unexpectedly, in our life. Multiple occurrences often combine to create a stressful situation. When a stressful situation happens, our body naturally reacts to these changes to create a physical and emotional response. These stressful situations cause us to naturally react with emotions such as frustration, panic, worry, sadness, or anger. While these are the emotional reactions, the physical reaction to stress on our body is what can trigger a seizure.
We all manage stress differently. A recent study of people suffering from stress-related seizures found that 90% of the people who took concrete steps to actively manage the stress in their lives believed it had reduced their seizure risk. Basically, if there is stress in your life, you should make a personal plan to make the situation better or to avoid it.
We are committed to helping people learn about how stress can lead to seizures and epilepsy. If you or a loved one are suffering from stress-related seizures, you can contact the Neurology Center for Epilepsy and Seizures to learn more about our services.