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Can certain types of alcohol effect epilepsy more than others?

Can certain types of alcohol effect epilepsy more than others?

Generally no: Alcohol is alcohol, and the same amount is present in a shot (1 1/2 oz) of 40% whiskey or other distilled spirits, 12 oz of beer or 5 oz of usual table wine. There are people who may be sensitive to the congeners in drinks, which give it color, taste, body etc, so a seizure may be more likely if they drink red wine than if they drink beer. Alcohol also interacts with drugs used to treat it. Dont. ...Read more

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Dr. Andrew Reeves
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Epileptic Seizures (Definition)

Epileptic seizures. Per Mayo Clinic "Epilepsy is a central nervous system disorder (neurological disorder) in which nerve cell activity in the brain becomes disrupted, causing seizures or periods of unusual behavior, sensations and sometimes loss of ...Read more


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Are certain types of buildings more prone than others to have problems with legionellae?

Are certain types of buildings more prone than others to have problems with legionellae?

Yes: Legionella is bacteria that grows in warm stagnated water or moist envirnments. It has been known to colonize the hot water systems of buildings but has been more recently associated with poorly maintained hot tubs. Infection can lead to life-threatening pneumonia if not treated early but usually respond quickly to antibiotics. Check with your local health dept for more information. ...Read more

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Are some of us more prone than others to drug addiction and alcohol dependence?

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Are some of us more prone than others to drug addiction and alcohol dependence?

Prone to drugs?: The same gene makes you prone to both drugs and alcohol. Kids of alcoholic, even if they do not become alcoholic, has the same gene their parents have, and can digest massive amount of booze while their friends can only take a limited amount. Cannot be alcoholic if no posession of genes that allow presence of massive amount of enzymes to digest big quantity of alcohol. Same with drugs! ...Read more

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Are certain types of brain tumour more associated with headaches/headaches as initial symptom than others?

Are certain types of brain tumour more associated with headaches/headaches as initial symptom than others?

No, Not especially: Headache is a common symptoms of all space occupying lesions(tumors as well as any other mass) the intensity of headache may vary depending on how fast it is increasing in size. ...Read more

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Can some types of partners cause more anxiety to an anxiety sufferer than others?

Can some types of partners cause more anxiety to an anxiety sufferer than others?

Certainly: If you have anxiety (which is fear of an unknown object or situation) a person who embodies the hidden feared situation can make it worse. Also, a non-supportive or critical partner can make almost anyone anxious, fearing that they are not "good enough.'. ...Read more

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Are there certain types of illegal drugs that can cause early rheumatoid arthritis or bone deterioration more than others?

Are there certain types of illegal drugs that can cause early rheumatoid arthritis or bone deterioration more than others?

Many!: Smoking pot impairs healing, as does cigarettes. Narcotics may provide pain relief, but they demotivate and lower testosterone in men. Certainly no illicit drugs such as meth, cocaine, etc. Help the process and/or impair treatment, as does the money wasted! ...Read more

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Are certain types of alcohol considered healthier to drink?

Are certain types of alcohol considered healthier to drink?

Sorta kinda: In low doses (1 standard drink=6 oz. 10% wine, 1 1/2 oz 40% distilled sprits=12 oz 6% beer) - 2 drinks/day for men, 1 drink/day for women and older men, and no more than 4 drinks on one occasion, alcohol may have a beneficial effect on raising the "good" cholesterol hdl. Red wines, with resveratrol, may have a slight edge, but so does red grape juice. Above that amount, it does more harm than good. ...Read more

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Do certain types of alcohol affect epilepsy more?

Do certain types of alcohol affect epilepsy more?

In general, no: Alcohol is alcohol, and the brain just gets the pure stuff - the other things in the beverage that give it flavor and color dont play a role. 12 oz./beer has the same amount of ethyl alcohol as 5 oz/table wine and 1 1/2 oz/ distilled 80 proof spirits. Alcohol can itself cause seizures, addiction to alcohol will cause serious seizures if you stop drinking, alcohol interferes with seizure medicine. ...Read more

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Are certain groups more susceptible to acute myeloid leukemia? Do some groups experience this disease differently than others?

Are certain groups more susceptible to acute myeloid leukemia? Do some groups experience this disease differently than others?

Yes.: Down syndrome and various bone marrow failur syndromes can increase the risk for aml. Also chronic leukemia and melody spastic syndrome can increase the risk of acute myelogenous leukemia. AML is typically experienced the same by those who get this disease. ...Read more

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On different types of antidepressants n tranquillisers for 8 years. Will these drugs cause brain damage, dementia or alzheimer's when taken long term?

On different types of antidepressants n tranquillisers for 8 years. Will these drugs cause brain damage, dementia or alzheimer's when taken long term?

No: Even when taken for many years, these medications do not usually cause brain damate or alzheimer's disease. If you continue to be concerned, speak with you prescribing doctor. ...Read more

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Is there a particular type of antidepressant that tends to be more effective for dysthymia rather than more severe types of depression?

Is there a particular type of antidepressant that tends to be more effective for dysthymia rather than more severe types of depression?

Actually, I have: Found that dysthymia doesn't always respond that well when the only treatment is medication. The best way to approach it is a combination of pharmacotherapy ; other treatments. Cognitive behavioral therapy is a powerful tool. If you haven't tried that - i recommend it. It allows you to challenge the thought processes that keep you depressed. Take care. ...Read more

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Can you tell me are some people more easily affected by side effects than others?

Can you tell me are some people more easily affected by side effects than others?

Side Effects: Each individual is made up of a collection of DNA which codes for genes. The variation in these genes makes each individual unique. Some individuals may have an enzyme or not have an enzyme that works on a medication or substance in the body. This variation can cause someone to be more or less likely to experience side effects. ...Read more

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Are certain types of people more likely to suffer from psoriasis?

Are certain types of people more likely to suffer from psoriasis?

Whites: White people have double the rate of psoriasis compared to dark skinned people in the U.S. Men and women are equally affected. Smoking and obesity are risks factors. ...Read more

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Are there more than one type of bacteria that can cause gastroenteritis?

Are there more than one type of bacteria that can cause gastroenteritis?

Many!: There are many different bacteria and viruses that can cause gastroenteritis. That is why stool cultures and other studies are so important in confirming the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Are there certain things that are more indicative of alcohol damage vs. Aspirin/tylenol damage?

Are there certain things that are more indicative of alcohol damage vs. Aspirin/tylenol damage?

History & labs: Of course if patient tells you they drink vs take/took Aspirin or tylenol, (acetaminophen) but also the liver function tests usually are initially elevated in different patterns between the two. If the damage progresses to failure, it becomes a moot point in short term critical care of patient. ...Read more

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Are there specific types of vitamin deficiencies that are more dangerous than others?

Are there specific types of vitamin deficiencies that are more dangerous than others?

Not really: Vitamins are an essential requirement of normal body function. Any severe vitamin deficiency can have dire effects. The good news is that few americans have vitamin deficiencies other than vitamin d among those who get little sun exposure, and vitamin B12 among vegans and seniors. Avoid deficiencies by eating a variety of fruits, vegetables, beans, nuts, and whole grains and some wild salmon. ...Read more

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Are certain cases of colon cancer more aggressive than others? Why?

Are certain cases of colon cancer more aggressive than others? Why?

Absolutely: The more bizarre the tumor (poorly differentiated or undifferentiated) the more aggressive it would be, as a rule. Now, every patient and their cancer has their own relationship, and there are no absolutes. Your oncologist and/or surgeon can discuss the behavior of your cancer, but it's hard to be specific. Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. William Singer
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Seizure Disorder (Definition)

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 ...Read more


Dr. Andrew Reeves
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Epilepsy (Definition)

A central nervous system (neurological) disorder in which brain activity becomes abnormal, causing seizures or periods of unusual behavior, sensations, and ...Read more