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Can Low Electrolytes Cause Seizures
If your oxygen level drops too low, could that cause a non epileptic seizure. Also, if you have severe COPD would exercise lower your oxygen level.
Yes and yes: A very low oxygen tension can make people have seizure like activity or unconsciousness depending on the response of the cells of circuitry in your brain. The cells can become irritable and have more discharges. People with COPD are exercised to see if they need o2 as oxygenation can drop with activity depending on the severity of disease. ...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
Havent had a seizure in 15 years after having 1 at age 16 Dilantin level always low always have been 3.1 could this med cause problems if not needed?
I have not had a seizure since I had 2 in my teens im 30 now and take Dilantin but levels always been low my dr wont give me EEG cause ctscan was fine?
SEIZURES: That means you are well controlled with your present meds. Lab. Always show low levels yet there are no seizures. ...Read more
I am a type 2 diabetes when should I be on alert about my sugar being to high or to low And will it cause me to have a seizure or stroke?
Sugar and the Brain: For the health of your brain, keep your blood sugar between 55-200. When the level is below 40 or above 300 your risk of seizure or stroke increases. Hope that helps! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If I am seizure free for 14 years on low level Dilantin is there any point to switch to topamax my dr says cause the Dilantin is doing nothing ?
It depends: If you are really seizure free for 14 years on any dose of Dilantin and tolerating it well, you may not need to switch. Furthermore ask whether you really need Dilantin at all. Some patients can have good control with low level of dilantin. It depends on the kind of epilepsy you have. If no seizures, there is no real advantage to switching to topamax or other meds. ...Read more
Had second seizure this week. Er doc diagnosis me w/ epilepsy said low k lowered my threshold. I think it was caused my low k & don't have epilepsy?
Neurologist: Hacking 2 . Having 2 seizures in a week is very concerning and you need to be evaluated and treated by a neurologist as soon as possible. ...Read more
Can taking too much Synthroid plus cytomel, therefore having a very low TSH level, cause seizures?
Possible: Both high and low thyroid states can be associated with seizures. Seizures can be seen in 5-10% of high thyroid states and even more commonly when it is due to an overdose with medication. If you are experiencing this, go to the nearest er as this condition is life-threatening and needs immediate attention. Your doctors will also search for other conditions that may be causing seizures. ...Read more
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