Management and Prevention of Post-stroke seizures

Management and Prevention of Post-stroke seizures

Post-stroke seizures may occur when a stroke does some damage or injury in your brain that produces abnormal electrical impulses. Post-stroke seizure symptoms are similar to other types of seizure. While it is rare and does not lead to epilepsy in most cases. It can be severe sometimes and can become a life-threatening condition. So, always take preventative measures to keep yourself safe during a seizure. Get a consultation with the best neurologists in Brooklyn.

Management and Prevention 

If you witness a seizure, try to help the person by doing the following:

  • If a person is sitting on a chair, make him lie down on the floor and roll the person to one side. It can help the person from getting choked or from gagging in their own vomit.
  • Place a soft pillow underneath their head to prevent any head injury.
  • Loosen their clothes if they seem tight (especially around their neck).
  • Do not put anything in their mouth.
  • Do not try to restrict their movement unless they can hurt themselves.
  • Remove things that may come in their contact and which they can use to harm themselves.
  • Pay attention to the duration of the seizure and its symptoms. This information can help their emergency personnel to provide the right treatment.
  • Don’t leave the person alone until the seizure is over and they feel normal again.

If you notice a person is experiencing a long seizure and doesn’t regain consciousness, then you should call for immediate medical help because it is a life-threatening condition.

You can prevent post-stroke seizures by making some changes in your lifestyle such as:

  • Quit smoking, if you do.
  • Keep yourself hydrated.
  • Maintain a healthy weight.
  • Keep yourself physically active.
  • Eat nutritious foods.
  • Don’t overexert yourself.
  • Drink alcohol in moderation, and if possible, quit it especially when you are taking prescribed seizure medications.

If you are worried about getting a seizure, then these tips might keep you safe during a seizure:

  • Ask your closest family member or friend to be with you when you are cooking, swimming, or driving. If possible, ask others to drive you where you want to go.
  • Educate people around you about seizures so they can help you when you are experiencing a seizure.
  • Talk with your doctor about things that can help you reduce your seizures.

For medications, your doctor may give antiseizure medications to reduce your seizures after your stroke. But still, research is needed to know how antiseizure medication works on people who’ve experienced a stroke. If possible, your doctor may recommend a Vagus nerve stimulator (VNS) which is a device that attaches to the vagus nerve in your neck and operates on a battery. This device helps to send those electrical impulses out of the body to stimulate the nerves to reduce the risk of seizure.
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