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What's the difference between seizure and stroke?

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    2 months ago
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    They're completely different events, both occurring in the brain.

    A stroke is the interruption of the brain's blood supply. The brain cells aren't getting oxygen, causing brain damage. It can range from so severe it causes death to not especially severe and fully recover-able. The sooner a person having a stroke gets treated, the less severe the stroke is.

    A seizure is sudden, uncontrolled electrical disturbance in the brain. It can cause changes in your behavior, movements or feelings, and in levels of consciousness. If you lose consciousness or the ability to control your body, you can be badly hurt or die not so much by the seizure but by injury--say, you're driving or swimming.

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