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How Does Epilepsy And Seizures Affect Your Heart
By causing a strain: Seizures do not directly effect the heart, but the intense muscle movements and the resulting strain puts a burden on the heart. During a seizure a patient may seem to turn blue. This results from the body shunting blood from the skin to the core organs like the heart to provide sufficient oxygen. Even though the patient seems blue, they are usually breathing shallowly. ...Read more
How do epileptic seizures affect the heart? How do epileptic seizures affect the heart? I have weekly seizures for about 1-2 years. Should i also be concerned with other symptoms that can affect my body? I also have problems controlling my hands, dyslexi
Seizures : Seizures can do two things to the heart. First, during the seizure, they can make the heart go either too fast or too slow. This is because they can activate the autonomic nervous system that controls heart rate. This is usually not dangerous unless your seizures make your heart slow down too much or stop, which does happen to some people. The second thing is more concerning: in people with uncontrolled seizures, there is a disease called sudep --"sudden unexplained death in epilepsy." for reasons we don't understand, people just die with no cause. We think it is because the heart stops. The scary thing is that out of 1000 people having seizures, somewhere between 1 and 5 of them will die every year. That is why we try to stop all seizures in our patients. You should not just accept having 1 per week. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Convulsion body fct: Convulsion implies tonic clonic seizures, during which there is loss of consciousness, whole body contracts powerfully all muscles, lung muscles can stop relaxing and thus breathing stops, bladder control can be lost as well as bowel control, spine can break in severe ones, and jaw contraction can bite on tongue. Seizures mostly end after a few minutes, not enough to kill, body then recuperates. ...Read more
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Seizure pregnancy: Pregnancy increases weight and liquids and dilute seizure meds, thus trigger seizures. Need regular check of blood levels of meds. Change in protein content in blood also contributes to altered levels of med in blood. Increased liquid pressures in brain can alter state of control of seizure also. If you had no sz for a long time, you may have a chance to go free during pregnancy. Good luck +++++. ...Read more
Flip that: Current research has found abnormalities in parts of the brain, including frontal lobes, cortex, & basal ganglia. The circuitry that connects these parts also has abnormalities. These abnormalities would be the cause of the clinical symptoms of tourette's. ...Read more
Bad, bad, bad: Elevated intracranial pressure causes many difficulties in addition to permanent changes to the optic nerves, loss of vision, enlargement of the ventricles of the brain, and potentially brain damage if not corrected. The brain is a very delicate structure and should be treated very delicately. Make sure you are getting proper treatment and vigilant followup. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It shouldn't: However, it is hard to know for sure without more details. Most medications don't affect the voice, but there are many things which can impact the voice. See your local ENT or laryngologist for a full evaluation of your voice. Regardless of the cause, many vocal disorders can be improved with treatment of some kind. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many ways: Classic is cerbellar atrophy affecting coordination and balance. Also, may see general atrophy with multiple cognitive issues. Wernicke-korsakoff can cause short-term memory loss, and behavioural changes. Epilepsy can also develop. The valium issues are rather milder, but habituation, sedation, seizures upon stopping may be seen. ...Read more
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