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what does a seizure do to the brain

A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Julian Bragg
16 years experience Neurology
No: While some brain diseases such as tumors and meningitis are associated with an increased rate of seizure, others such as parkinsons disease do not see ... Read More
Dr. Michael Depietro
34 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
No: No many do not, diseases that do not affect the cerebral cortex are unlikely to cause seizures, for example Parkinson's disease does not cause seizure ... Read More

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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Goldie
47 years experience Pediatric Neurology
NO!!: Seizures are a reaction of irritated cells of the brain. When these cells seize their need for oxygen and glucose goes way up. If given good support ... Read More
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Dr. Ajay Acharya
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Amnesia: Frequent recurrent seizure will have damaging effect on brain......Retardation, memory problem. More often it is a association of the primary conditio ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Post-ictal: Since there is a flurry of electrical activity in the area of seizure activity, focal or diffuse, would definitely expect suppression of neuronal acti ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Adler
23 years experience Pediatric Critical Care
Seizures: Infections such as encephalitis or meningitis, vasculitis or cerebritis from autoimmune conditions like lupus, certain toxidromes, metabolic problems, ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
32 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
What specifically: is spreading to your brain?
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mohammad Homsi
32 years experience Neurology
Abnormal EEG: Not exactly, in seizures there is an ictal and interictal state. Ictal state means during active seizure which shows the typical type of abnormal eeg ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Zeyad Morcos
21 years experience Neurology
Very active brain: Brain is very active, and body can tense, shake, jerk. there are many forms of seizures, and some are accompanied by tongue biting, or incontinence, o ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Colin Sanner
19 years experience Neurology
No: Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome is an Autonomic nervous system problem, not in the brain. Epilepsy does come from the brain, but seizures do ... Read More
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Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Seizures: Such seizures can stop over time. A neurologist should guide you as to when it's appropriate to discontinue any antiseizure medications,however.

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