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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Goldie
48 years experience Pediatric Neurology
Bad brain activity: A seizure is an abnormal motor or sensory event that is caused by abnormal electrical discharges of the brain. Usually the brain can inhibit or suppr ... Read More
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A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
60 years experience Family Medicine
Seizures: There are a great number of reasons. Whole textbooks have been written concerning this subject. If you have a specific problem, consult with your doc ... Read More
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Dr. Bert Liang
Specializes in Neurology
Cause: Seizures are caused by dysregulation of the normal homeostatic firing of (typically) cortical neurons within the brain. Such dysregulation can be fro ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Freedman
9 years experience Pediatrics
Seizures: Seizure is caused usually by abnormal brain wave activity which arises from an area of abnormality in the brain.
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alon Seifan
13 years experience Neurology
Excitable brain cell: Anything that causes brain cells to be irritated or overexcitable can cause a seizure. Genetic causes of epilepsy that lead to an abnormality in exci ... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Depends on symptoms: Any person can have a seizure, regardless of state of health or use of medications. If a person has repeated seizures, or a detectable abnormality in ... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Nahouraii
32 years experience Neurology
Over active neurons: A seizure is when the brain cell allows too much sodium or calcium and water follows, disrupting the flow of chemicals and waste products through spec ... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
52 years experience Neurology
Many reasons: Any type of brain problem may result in a abnormal area which becomes a nidus for seizure activity. Causes include head injury, brain infections, bra ... Read More
A 71-year-old male asked:
Dr. Walter Husar
33 years experience Neurology
Many conditions : many conditions can trigger a seizure. There usually needs to be a scar on the brain at your age group. Infection, lack of sleep and skipping meals ca ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Julian Bragg
17 years experience Neurology
Abort and Prevent: If a seizure is happening in front of you and not stopping on its own, abortive medication such as Ativan (lorazepam) or other sedatives can be used t ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nalinaksha Joshi
23 years experience Neurology
No clinical seizure: Pt. Does not show clinical seizure but neurophysiological testing like eeg will show seizure discharges.

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