Anonymous asked in HealthDiseases & ConditionsOther - Diseases · 1 month ago

Difference between a stroke and a seizure?

3 Answers

  • 1 month ago

    A seizure is the response to an abnormal electrical discharge in the brain. Anything that irritates the brain can produce a seizure. What occurs during a seizure depends on what part of the brain is affected by the abnormal electrical discharge. The discharge may involve a tiny area of the brain and lead only to the person noticing  an odd smell or taste; or it may involve large areas and lead to convulsion--jerking and spasms of muscles throughout the body.................................

    Stroke when blood flow to the brain is disrupted , brain cells can die or be damaged from lack of oxygen. Brain cells can be damaged if bleeding occurs in or around the brain. The resulting neurologic problems are called cerebrovascular disorders. because of the brain (cerebrum) and blood vessel (vascular ) involvement.

    Insufficient blood supply to parts of the brain for brief periods causes transient ischemic attacks, temporary disturbances in the brain function. Because the blood supply is restored quickly, brain tissue doesn't die, as it does in a stroke A Transient ischemic attack is often an early warning of a stroke.

    Source(s): nurse
  • 1 month ago

    Seizures are abnormal electrical activity in the brain from a variety of reasons, that triggers symptoms in the location of the electrical activity.  In a stroke, there is death of brain tissue, often permanent, from bleeding in the brain, or a blood clot that stops oxygen getting to the tissue. They are completely different in mechanism and cause.

  • Marc
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    A stroke is when there is is disruption of blood/oxygen to the brain for various reasons. This results in damage to brain tissue that is permanent. A seizure can occur for various reasons like trauma, drugs or a genetic/congenital disorder where the brain misfires resulting in a plethora of neurological manifestations.  Typically there is no permanent damage to brain tissue and there is full recovery

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