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is epilepsy a degenerative disease

A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leto Quarles
22 years experience Family Medicine
Not progressive: Epilepsy is the term we use for recurrent seizures which are not caused by tumor or degenerative brain diseases. Although epilepsy may begin at any ag ... Read More

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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hushang Haghighat
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
No: Beta thalassemia is not related to epilepsy ,and patient should be evaluated by neurology to find the cause of epilepsy.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bassam Amawi
48 years experience Psychiatry
Huntington disease : Usually present with irritability , mood symptoms, poor coordination and may include slow speech and seizure.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Patrick Connerly
48 years experience Family Medicine
Yes, but: the pattern you describe is common for partial seizure disorder. ((% likely it is that
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Singer
50 years experience Pediatric Neurology
See neurologist: sounds like you have already seen a physician who gave you the diagnosis of benign fasciculations. If still concerned I would see a neurologist. You ... Read More
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A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Kam
Dr. David Kam answered
35 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Chronic sinusitis: Patient with immunodeficiency are prone to recurrent sinusitis caused by bacteria or fungus. See ENT doctor for culture, ct scan and treatment.
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eric Weisman
35 years experience Neurology
Have it looked into: Nocturnal seizures can result in feeling beat up the next day (and having no recall of the seizure) In any event your seizures are not completely con ... Read More
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Kozminski
15 years experience Neurology
Nothing: Most of the time. chronic periventricular white matter changes occur in all of us. Some have it more severe than others (e.g. genetics, smoking, hig ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Simmons
17 years experience Pediatric Neurology
Unprovoked Seizures: Epilepsy is a constellation of disorders with a common definition: the tendency toward recurrent, unprovoked seizures. The term "epilepsy' applies to ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brad Bobrin
25 years experience Psychiatry
Antidepressants...: Although antidepressants have not been well studied in epilepsy and can even cause seizures in someone not on their medication, antidepressants have b ... Read More
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