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Can Excessive Spinning Cause Seizures
Very unlikely: Seizures can be triggered by specific stimuli such as flickering light or hyperventilation. Fever in a toddler is associated with a toxic state that can cause a seizure. Heat alone is very unlikely to cause a seizure. Being aware of early signs of a seizure is very important. Avoiding stimuli that can bring on a seizure is important. These must be part of seizure management. ...Read more
Excessive sweating while asleep, 18mons old taking phenobarbital because of 2x febrile seizure. Meds cause sweating?
Excitable brain cell: Anything that causes brain cells to be irritated or overexcitable can cause a seizure. Genetic causes of epilepsy that lead to an abnormality in excitability of neurons or miswiring of connections can cause seizures. Also, any scar or lesion on the brain can cause seizure. Infections and other conditions that alter the body's normal chemistry can cause seizures. ...Read more
Seizure causes: There are around 200, 000 new seizures and epilepsy cases each year, and a cause is only identified in about 30% of those cases. The most common causes include stroke, brain tumors, head injuries, genetic conditions, infections, abnormal sodium or blood sugar levels, etc. Certain factors known to provoke seizures include missing medication doses, alcohol/drugs, sleep deprivation and stress. ...Read more
Unknown: When nerve cell in brain fires electrical discharges abnormally, these discharges affect other nerve cells. Our brain has protective mechanism to avoid spread of those discharges. One cause is failure of the mechanism, why one nerve cell fires abnormally is stll not completely answered. Many researches are going on and more and more new informations are coming up but still no final answer. ...Read more
Electric: While all epileptic seizures are caused by electrical disturbances in the brain, there are many kinds of seizures. See http://www.Epilepsyfoundation. Org/livingwithepilepsy/parentsandcaregivers/parents/typesofseizures. Cfm for more information. ...Read more
For some people, yes: There are some people who have a seizure in response to a particular flickering light frequency, which may be seen in video games or television. It happens even when the eyes are closed (!) These people have a generalized epilepsy, like juvenile myoclonic epilepsy. ...Read more
Rarely: There is a rare but very specific type of epilepsy that is photo sensitive. In some just the flashing of light at a specific frequency can cause a seizure. In very rare cases a specific pattern will set off seizure activity. A type of baboon (papio-papio) has a genetic tendency for photosensitive epilepsy. They have been studied in detail. Coated glasses can help. ...Read more
Cause of seizures:
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Every shake is not a seizure; all seizures do not shake.
Seizures have many causes including: alcohol and alcohol withdrawal; drugs; prescribed medications; brain injury; stroke; brain tumor; family history of seizures; brain infections; metabolic encephalopathy. ...Read more
Cause of seizures: Seizures are caused by anything that irritates the surface of the brain. This can be an infection, a disease of the brain, an injury, medications, alcohol or drugs, changes in the blood chemistry, etc. For some people, the cause is related to how the brain makes electricity, but this is most often the case for children, rather than adults. ...Read more
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