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Doctor insights on: Alcohol Related Seizures Cause Brain

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Do all brain diseases cause seizures?

Do all brain diseases cause seizures?

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 seizures. ...Read more

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Can repetitive seizures that are uncontrolls cause brain damage?

Can repetitive seizures that are uncontrolls cause brain damage?

You need help: Repetitive seizures are dangerous and progressive harmful, and create profound complications. They certainly can be improved and likely far better controlled, but you need to contact an epilepsy specialist, and recommend your local mayo clinic group. Many meds could be used, but maybe a surgery could help, or a vagal nerve stimulator. All is not lost, seek a new direction. ...Read more

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Can febrile seizures cause permanent brain damage?

Can febrile seizures cause permanent brain damage?

Usually not: To call the seizure as a febrile seizure, the age of the child should be between 6 mo and 6 yrs, the seizure should be associated with the sudden raise of high temp, the sizure should be generalized and less than 15 mins, even if it is prolonged and it was purely a febrile seizure, it does not cause permanent brain injury. ...Read more

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Do brain tumors cause depression?

Do brain tumors cause depression?

Some do, some don't: A lot depends on the location of the tumor, it's size, the swelling around it, which fiber tracks are blocked and chemicals emitted from the tumor, as well as the person's psychological reaction to having a brain tumor, family support, accurate and timely treatment, etc. ...Read more

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Can aspartame cause neurological disorders?

Can aspartame cause neurological disorders?

Yes: I had a patient who drank 1-2 gallons of diet soda every day and had a pretty bad peripheral neuropathy. When he cut back, his symptoms improved. ...Read more

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Does alcohol poisoning cause brain damage?

Does alcohol poisoning cause brain damage?

Yes: Acute and chronic alcoholism affect brain function. Chronic alcoholism may cause dementia. Acute alcoholism may cause delirium, memory lapses or amnesia. The old saying that every single drink of alcoholic drinks kills brain cells is not literarily truth but other changes in the synapsis of neurons do occur. ...Read more

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Can excessive opiate cause brain damage?

Can excessive opiate cause brain damage?

Chronic chaneges: Long term use causes changes in the circuits but not damage. These changes have been described in the pleasure circuits and in the endocrine systems. ...Read more

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Could withdrawl from weed cause seizures?

Could withdrawl from weed cause seizures?

Not usually: Would be rare for marijuana to do this, but where you live, lots of additives found in grass sold on the street. You might have a seizure from variety of other causes, and this does necessitate a visit to a neurologist to confirm etiology and prevent further spells. ...Read more

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Do vaccines cause brain damage or encephalopathies?

Do vaccines cause brain damage or encephalopathies?

No: Before we had the current DTaP vaccine in the mid 90's many kids had fever & an occasional one had a seizure (with fever). The only benefit of the vaccine hater activity was enabling the "clean up " of early vaccines to the point they are truly safe & effective. Over the years. vaccine haters claimed it as a cause of crib death, CP & now autism/brain injury. Over time each claim is refuted. ...Read more

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Can alcohol intoxication (not withdrawal) cause convulsions and or seizures and lower the seizure threshold?

Can alcohol intoxication (not withdrawal) cause convulsions and or seizures and lower the seizure threshold?

Get this addressed: Agree with dr killian, as risk definitely present. Bigger issue by far is not provocation of convulsions, but rather why are seizures present, and what will be eventual outcome of alcohol abuse. You see, alcoholics do suffer head injuries, with post-traumatic szs. If you or a close relationship is the subject, contact alcoholics anonymous asap. ...Read more

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Does caffeine cause seizures?

Does caffeine cause seizures?

Caffeine: Yes in susceptible individuals and high doses. ...Read more

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Can eclampsia cause brain damage?

Can eclampsia cause brain damage?

Eclampsia: This is unusual, but can happen. Eclampsia is preeclampsia with seizures. It is unusual for these seizures to cause brain damage, but not impossible. Early treatment will usually eliminate that problem. ...Read more

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Can grand mal seizures cause severe brain damage?

It can: If the seizure can't be aborted (called status epilepitcus) permanant and severe brain damage can occur. Also if one aspirates during a seizure and becomes hypoxic this too can cause brain damage. ...Read more

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Can brain angioma cause momory problems?

Can brain angioma cause momory problems?

Angioma: An angioma is a blood vessel malformation. Localized angioma's would not in and of themselves cause memory problems. However, angiomas may rupture and bleed, causing subarachnoid and bleeding within the brain substance. Under those situations memory can be affected. ...Read more