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Anorexia And Seizures
My mom lost her sense of smell and taste in her early 20's we think because she was anorexic and bulemic. Shes 49 now. And i would really like to help her get it back. Is there anything we can do or is it to late. She also now suffers from seizures but th
I : I would have to guess that she has already been fully worked-up for the seizure disorder with imaging of the brain (mri?). One of the most common causes of loss of the sense of smell (anosmia) is nerve damage thought to be due to a virus. Moany people will have the history of a cold a few weeks before the loss. Unfortunately, this type of loss usually does not come back if it doesn't improve within the first few months. Other causes include inflammation and infection and polyps in the nose--not likely, but if she has symptoms of these, she may want a full evaluation of the nose and sinuses. Head trauma can damage the nerve that carries the signals to the brain. Rarely, tumors can also cause this problem--that is why i asked about the mri. Some vitamin deficiencies can cause it. ...Read more
Seizure is also known as Generalized seizures in adults. 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 ...Read more
I was prescribed 100mg of wellbutrin im scared of having a seizure how liikely will I experience a seizure?
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 suppress abnormal activity. However in certain disease states, genetic syndromes, scarring of the brain or acute infection or injury, the brain inhibition is lost and seizure activity will occur. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Bodily injury is possible if the seizure occurs in certain places or occasions, but single seizures are unlikely to cause major problems. Repeated seizures are different and need immediate evaluation and treatment especially if they occur close together (status epilepticus). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many causes:: Reasons for seizures include: infections; metabolic disorders; drugs: medications; poisons; disordered blood vessels; bleeding inside the brain; & many yet undiscovered problems most common type of seizure in children is the febrile seizure (when an infection associated with a high fever develops). For 3 out of 4 children, the causes remain unknown. ...Read more
Moderation: Although anti-convulsants have no direct drug interaction with alcohol, many anti-convulsants have a degree of sedation as a side effect, which will add to the sedative effect of the alcohol consumed. Also the alcohol can increase your risk of having a seizure. If you are going to consume alcohol, do some with extreme moderation. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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