Work Place health Check with Tawanda Munyoro



Seizure is the result of an abnormal stimulation of the brain’s cells. A variety of medical conditions increase the instability or irritability of the brain and can lead to seizures, including the following, epilepsy, heatstroke, poisoning, electric shock, hypoglycemia, high fever in children, brain injury, tumour, or stroke, alcohol withdrawal, drug abuse/overdose.Epilepsy is not a mental illness, and it is not a sign of low intelligence. It is also not contagious. Between seizures, a person with epilepsy can function as normally as a non-epileptic.


Cushion the victim’s head; take away items that could cause injury if the person bumped into them.

Loosen any clothing around the neck.

Turn the victim onto his or her left side.

Look for a medical-alert tag (bracelet or necklace).

As the seizure ends, offer your help. Most seizures in people with epilepsy are not medical emergencies. They end after a minute or two without harm and usually do not require medical attention.

Call EMS if any of the following exists:

A seizure happens to someone who is not known to have epilepsy. It could be a sign of serious illness.

A seizure lasts more than five minutes.

The victim is slow to recover, has a second seizure, or has difficulty breathing afterward.

The victim is pregnant or has another medical condition.

There are any signs of injury or illnesses.


DO NOT give the victim anything to eat or drink. hold the victim down.

put anything between the victim’s teeth during the seizure.

throw any liquid on the victim’s face or into the mouth.

move the victim to another place.

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