Epilepsy and Seizures

Premier Health providers answer frequently asked questions about epilepsy and seizures.

What's the difference between a seizure and a stroke?

Dr. Barbara Phillips discusses the differences between a seizure and a stroke. Click play to watch the video or read the transcript.  


A seizure is a temporary condition. A stroke is an anatomic problem in the brain where there is a lack of blood supply or sometimes bleeding in the brain. Once the seizure is over, the brain will gradually return to normal function.

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Source: Barbara Phillips, MD, Clinical Neuroscience Institute; Arshi Naz, MD, Clinical Neuroscience Institute