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Can Orgasm Trigger A Seizure
Conventionally, orgasm is the culmination of sexual arousal (and may be repeated) and typically produces great pleasure through direct genital stimulation of the male penis and female clitoris. However, orgasm may also be achieved via the brain or as a reflex arc. The physical characteristics are an explosive peak & repeated neuromuscular action causing release of male ...Read more
Poor brain control: Partial seizures occur in patients with a region of irritated brain. If they abuse themselves and do not sleep well, eat poorly, and indulge in drugs or alcohol, the brain will react with a complex partial seizure. Medication will often control this disorder, but if doses are missed, then serious seizures may occur. Tumors may present with partial seizures and need prompt treatment.
My girlfriend recently told me that she's epileptic, What might trigger a seizure and what should I do if one happens?
What 2do 4 seizure: Seizures are more likely in the setting of sleep-deprivation, infection, and medication withdrawal / irregular use. When you see someone with a seizure, help them to the ground, so they cannot fall, turn them to one side, and give them some time to recover. Most seizures last 30-90 sec. If the sz does not stop in 5 min, call 911.
What doesn't?: Dehydration, use of illicit drugs, infections both at the level of the brain and spinal cord as well as anywhere else in the body medications, flashing lights, noncompliance with anti-seizure medication regimen, strokes, metabolic disorders, trauma to the head, hyperventilation. Does that list seem complete enough to cover whatever you might be thinking? There very well may be other causes as wellSee 2 more doctor answers
Child or adult?: Causes of seizures in infants and children can include a high fever and a condition called pku (phenylketonuria). In adults, there are many possible causes including brain tumor, low blood sugar, head injury, some illegal drugs (pcp, cocaine, "speed"), stroke, toxemia of pregnancy, epilepsy, and many more. If someone has a seizure for the first time, a doctor needs to do tests to find out why.See 1 more doctor answer
Triggers for seizure: Here are a few, there are many more flashing lights, sleep deprivation, missing meals, hyperventilation, taking medications that can cause seizures as a side effect, infections of the nervous system, illness in general lower threshold for seizures in epileptics.See 1 more doctor answer
Triggers for seizure: Sleep deprevation, failing to take all doses of prescribed anticonvulsants, stress and hyperventilation, low blood sugar, medications that can cause seizures as a side effect or combinations that can trigger seizures, flickering lights for those are light sensitive are some known triggers.
I should know this answer but I want conformation one way or another. Can stress trigger a epileptic seizure?
Yes: Physical and emotional stress can indeed be seizure triggers in some epileptics. This is part of the reason staying healthy and getting plenty of rest is so important. Here's a web page on seizure triggers. Http://www. Epilepsyfoundation. Org/aboutepilepsy/diagnosis/seizureprovokingtriggers. Cfm.See 1 more doctor answer
I could easily produce a seizure for an eeg. I know what my triggers are. Timing might be a bit tricky. Should I do this?
All must be involved: We frequently try to catch a seizure on eeg. That is why the patient breaths deeply and lights are flashed and sleep is attempted. If there are specific triggers, the eeg technician and you can prepare and catch a good event on eeg in a quality manner. We recently caught a good event with a young lady who had seizures when using a hair dryer during the eeg.
Seizures (Uncontrollable Jerking Of Limbs) (Definition)
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 imbalances, sleep deprivation, etc. ...Read more