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Dr. William Singer
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Seizure Disorder (Overview)

Seizure disorder also known as epilepsy, is a neurological condition in which the brain's abnormal electrical activity causes muscular convulsions and altered mental states. Epilepsy is diagnosed when an individual has two or more seizures.


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How does pregnancy affect seizure disorders?

How does pregnancy affect seizure disorders?

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

Dr. William Singer
1,062 Doctors shared insights

Seizure Disorder (Overview)

Seizure disorder also known as epilepsy, is a neurological condition in which the brain's abnormal electrical activity causes muscular convulsions and altered mental states. Epilepsy is diagnosed when an individual has two or more seizures.


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What are the presenting symptoms of seizure disorder?

What are the presenting symptoms of seizure disorder?

Very variable: It may be from an episode of loosing awareness without "passing out" to full blown seizures involving one or more limbs. It depends on the region of the brain that is affected. ...Read more

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Seizure disorder (Tip)

One hour at a time, each seizure it's own monster, sleep and start anew. ...See more

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I need detailed information & signs & symptoms of absence seizure disorder in children? How does it affect their daily lives?

I need detailed information & signs & symptoms of absence seizure disorder in children? How does it affect their daily lives?

Absence seizures can: Impact a child' s attention, behavior ; learning, even when controlled on medication. Request a " section 504" at school for any needed accommodations.. If sunlight precipitates them, wearing a large-brimmed hat when outside may help. The child should be monitored while swimming or on playground equipment. See https://www.Epilepsy.Com, the epilepsy foundation for facts ; resources. ...Read more

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What kinds of questions should I ask after a diagnosis of seizure disorder? Had abnormal eeg-mri normal. Just have fainted easily all my life.

What kinds of questions should I ask after a diagnosis of seizure disorder? Had abnormal eeg-mri normal. Just have fainted easily all my life.

Other causes possibl: Fainting can be caused by cardiac issues, blood pressure changes or just a very sensitive vagal nerve response. A neurologist should be able to help you get to the bottom of this. ...Read more

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Seizure disorder (Tip)

Good sleep hygiene, no more than two alcoholic beverages, and always take your medicine religiously. ...See more

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Dear doc, I have been diagnosed seizure disorder 2007. I have been prescribed 25mg lamictal once a day for 2 weeks. What will be my next dosage?

Dear doc, I have been diagnosed seizure disorder 2007. I have been prescribed 25mg lamictal once a day for 2 weeks. What will be my next dosage?

Lamictal dose: You should start with a low dose just to see if you have a sensitivity to lamictal. If there is no skin reaction, the dose will be gradually increased weekly by 25 mg. You should certainly check with you neurologist to decide on the max dose. ...Read more

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What are the tests for seizure disorder?

What are the tests for seizure disorder?

Many: Researchers and physicians use a variety of diagnostic imaging techniques and chemical and metabolic analyses to detect, manage, and treat neurological disease. Common tests include: blood lab work, genetic testing, neuro exam, x-rays, mri, ct scans, angiography, biopsy, cerebrospinal fluid analysis, emg, eeg and pet scanning. ...Read more

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What would need to know about someone with a seizure disorder?

What would need to know about someone with a seizure disorder?

See below:: Epilepsy is not contagious. It is not necessarily a disability, rather an inconvenience for the afflicted individual. No need to be overprotective. Make plans ahead of time to handle seizures. Be calm. Protect from potential injury. Never try to restrain the movements. Help them recover from the seizure (sleep is okay). Single seizure > 10 min or no recovery of consciousness necessitates 911 call. ...Read more

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Could chronic insomnia cause a seizure disorder?

Could chronic insomnia cause a seizure disorder?

It should not: Patients who suffer from a seizure disorder need to get good sleep. If they are not sleeping well, seizures may be difficult to control. For someone without a seizure disorder, insomnia should not cause seizures. Excessive use of drugs to try to get to sleep may bring out a seizure disorder. ...Read more

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Eeg is abnormal, does it mean seizure disorder?

Eeg is abnormal, does it mean seizure disorder?

Not necessarily: An abnormal eeg may be caused by a variety of conditions, including many that are not related to epilepsy. It is important to interpret the eeg in the context of your clinical condition and not just look at the eeg alone. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for seizure disorder?

Meds and surgery: Workup to confirm seizure disorder, type of seizure, and cause. Treat underlying cause. Treat seizures with anti epileptic medications. These include lamotrigine, oxcarbazepine, and levetiracetam. If two different medications don't control seizures, then consider surgery to remove area of brain which produces seizures. Surgery may have up to an 80% chance of a cure. ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Seizures (Uncontrollable Jerking Of Limbs) (Definition)

A seizure is a symptom in which a person has a convulsion or epileptic attack, usually involving jerking movements of the head, limbs, and rest of the body. It represents abnormal brain function, and can be caused by fever (mainly in young children), by brain infections or tumors, by drug abuse or overdoses, by chemical imbalances, sleep deprivation, etc. ...Read more


Dr. Andrew Reeves
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Epilepsy (Definition)

A neurological disorder where nerve cells of the brain are injured, epilepsy results in seizures that range from nearly undetectable to extremely vigorous. Causes of epilepsy include genetics, head trauma, prenatal ...Read more