Here is a quick mnemonic/memory aid “SHAKING MY LEG to remember about the Risk Factors For Seizures


SSleep Deprivation: Lack of sleep can increase the risk of seizures.

HHead Trauma: A history of head injuries can be a risk factor for seizures.

AAlcohol Withdrawal: Abruptly stopping alcohol intake can trigger seizures.

KKidney Disease: Renal dysfunction can affect medication clearance, potentially leading to seizures.

IInfection: Certain infections, like encephalitis or meningitis, can provoke seizures.

NNeurological Disorders: Conditions such as epilepsy, stroke, or brain tumors can increase seizure risk.

GGenetics: A family history of epilepsy may predispose someone to seizures.

MMedications: Some medications, especially those with a low seizure threshold, can be risk factors.

YYoung Age: Seizures are more common in infants and young children.

LLow Blood Sugar (Hypoglycemia): Low glucose levels can trigger seizures in individuals with diabetes.

EElectrolyte Imbalances: Abnormal levels of electrolytes, like sodium or calcium, can contribute to seizure development.

GGestational Factors: Pregnancy-related issues, such as eclampsia, can increase the risk of seizures.

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Dr. Arin Nandi

Passionate About Medical Science & Helping Future Doctors Achieve Top Ranks In Medical Exams. He is professionally a dentist as well as a public health expert from JIPMER (1), (2)working in health department