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Can Loss Of Vascular Tone Cause Seizures
My friend has veds (vascular eds) shes 22 ; just had 4 seizures and now aspirated. This isn't good is it.
No: This is not good, but with good medical care it will minimize damages. Good luck. ...Read more
3 m/o w/unilateral renal agenesis, bilat syndactyly of toes 3-4, seizures, failure to thrive, no muscle tone, low ears, heterotopia. Not SLOS. ideas?
What did the : Chromosomal Microarray reveal ? This is a baby for whom a team of "medical home " pediatrician, pediatric neurologist, geneticist, developmental/behavioral pediatrician, audiologist, pediatric ophthalmologist Early Intervention therapists & a medical social worker/case manager & more is needed to assure funding, services, & family support for accurate diagnosis & management. ...Read more
Might it be possible that a a seizure cause short/long term memory loss before you have a seizure?
What is a dissociative seizure? Is this related to anxiety so high it causes a seizure?? Is memory loss assiciated with this?
Dx of exclusion: Hi David, dissociative seizures are non-epileptic and can be caused by a number of factors (extreme anxiety being one possibility); they require careful evaluation to determine etiology and treatment. Amnesia is possible, but if the seizures are truly psychogenic, the loss is not due to nervous system damage, and should respond to appropriate treatment. Hope this is helpful. Take good care. ...Read more
Interrupts nerve fun: Seizures are caused by elctrical discharges through pat or all of the central nervous system. These discharges interrupt normal transmission through the brain and interfere with normal brain function; i.e. Thninking, cocentrating, remembering, as well as motor, speech and other brain activities. ...Read more
Do seizures cause memory loss in epileptics? I find after each seizure my memory and attention span are getting worse. I'm only 24!
Seizures and memory: Normally a person's memory function returns to normal after a seizure, although it may take some time. Most seizures last 30-90 seconds. Are your seizures like those? Prolonged seizures that require treatment with intensive care often associate with memory loss. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can sudden loss of fluids (vomiting or diarrhea from gastroenteritis) cause seizures? I had a few episodes of loc and convulsions with a negative eeg.
Unlikely: You may become dehydrated and lower your blood pressure some, but this will seldom result in loss of consciousness and rarely result in seizures. You need to be seen and fully evaluated, preferably by a good general clinician with referral to a neurologist if no cardiac issues seem to be involved. ...Read more
Seizure and memory: This is not normal, but it is possible. The longer the seizure lasts, the more likely memory loss will be prolonged. It is also important to consider the cause and origin of the seizure. It is most common for the memory to be impaired for about 10-30 minutes after a seizure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
When referring to seizures, would "loss of consciousness" be better described as "alteration of consciousness"?
Depends: Seizures can be partial or generalized. These categories mean either without or with loss of consciousness. It is important to note a seizure can be very short in duration so the loss of consciousness may be so brief and one is often sleep or fatigued following a seizure so that may be perceived as an alteration of consciousness. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below: no-: Atonic seizures ( aka drop seizures, akinetic seizures or drop attacks), consist of a brief lapse in muscle tone that are caused by temporary alterations in brain function. The seizures are brief - usually less than fifteen seconds & can occur while standing, walking or sitting. Pt. May become temporarily paralyzed in part of his or her body. This usually does not last longer than 3 minutes. ...Read more
Unlikely: In general, in the immediate time period after a generalized seizure (the post-ictal period), memory registration is impaired and new memories cannot be properly formed. It is not likely that events which occur in the post-ictal period will be recalled. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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How do doctors tell the difference between migraines and simple partial seizures (seizures without memory loss)?
Simple partial: seizures are defined by lack of alteration of consciousness not by the absence of memory loss and they run the gamut. Migraine is an event triggered by activation of the trigeminal vascular system. There may or may not be a component of cephalgia. Now that I've given you some tasty tidbits of information we can talk about the overlap between migraine and seizures. Its a lengthy discussion. ...Read more
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