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Can sleep apnea induce seizures in a non epileptic patient?

Can sleep apnea induce seizures in a non epileptic patient?

Unlikely: Highly unlikely but in a patient with known seizure activity.. Sleep apnea can make the seizure activity worse. ...Read more

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Dr. Andrew Reeves
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Epilepsy (Definition)

A neurological disorder where nerve cells of the brain are injured, epilepsy results in seizures that range from nearly undetectable to extremely vigorous. Epileptic seizures may occasionally result in loss of consciousness and confusion. Causes of epilepsy include genetics, head trauma, prenatal ...Read more


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I just had a sleep study that revealed bad sleep apnea. Also it said that i had epileptic seizures in my brain. What does that mean?

I just had a sleep study that revealed bad sleep apnea.  Also it said that i had epileptic seizures in my brain.  What does that mean?

Must seek treatment: Often epilepsy and obstructive sleep apnea (osa) go hand in hand. Sleep problems are a double-edged sword; epilepsy disturbs sleep and sleep deprivation aggravates epilepsy. People who experience involuntary movement while they sleep tend to wake up tired and without energy in the morning. Deprivation of sleep over prolonged periods of time can cause cardiac arrhythmia, or irregular beating. ...Read more

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Why can't we take tramadol when we have sleep apnea induced asthma and a seizure disorder? WHat can happen if we take the max of 4 tramadol???????????

Why can't we take tramadol when we have sleep apnea induced asthma and a seizure disorder? WHat can happen if we take the max of 4 tramadol???????????

3 points of interest: 1. Unresolved infection at the occiput makes sleep apnea more significant. 2. Frequently seizures are the result of stage 2 Lyme disease. 3. Every significant case of asthma tests positive for mold toxicity. in my clinical experience. Specialized urine testing to diagnose mold toxins ...Read more

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Is sleep apnea common in epileptics and if so, which type?

Is sleep apnea common in epileptics and if so, which type?

Sleep apnea: There is little causal relationship between having epilepsy and sleep apnea. Epilepsy usually implies an anatomical or electrical problem in the brain, whereas sleep apnea usually implies an obstructive process of the upper airway. ...Read more

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I am an epileptic patient and wanted to know whether too much exposure to heat can trigger a seizure in me as i get an attack only during sleep?

I am an epileptic patient and wanted to know whether too much exposure to heat can trigger a seizure in me as i get an attack only during sleep?

Not huge issue: Unless the heat exposure caused dehydration and loss of electrolytes, there would be no triggering of epileptic events. You most likely will continue a pattern of exclusively nocturnal events, but make sure you are taking an anti-epileptic drug to control future triggers. ...Read more

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How do I know if it's sleep apnea or having mini seizures?

How do I know if it's sleep apnea or having mini seizures?

Apnea or seizures: A sleep study (psg) will give you the answer you want. See a sleep physician who can order the test and interpret the results. ...Read more

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Our sleep apnea and nocturnal epilepsy related?

Yes and no: Patients who have epilepsy and seizure activity and have obstructive apnea can see an increase in seizure activity if the apnea is untreated. ...Read more

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I heard that if you have sleep apnea you will more than likely have a seizure? Or a stroke if not treated I have had several seizures and one stroke.

I heard that if you have sleep apnea you will more than likely have a seizure? Or a stroke if not treated I have had several seizures and one stroke.

Treat sleep apnea: The standard therapy involves a C-PAP unit, but some custom dental splints work in many. Yes, sleep apnea does provide a risk, and needs focused intervention. But also, you should be taking anti-epileptic meds, and stroke preventatives. See a neurologist and address all of this ...Read more

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Dr. Patrick Melder
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Apnea (Definition)

Apnea is a symptom in which a person stops breathing for a period of time (about 10-20 seconds) and then starts breathing again. Babies can get apnea from some types of infections. Adults can have sleep apnea, often related to loud snoring and some ...Read more


Dr. Carlo Hatem
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Sleep Apnea (Definition)

Literally it is stopping breathing during sleep. There are 2 main types. Obstructive the most common. Central the less common. When people speak about sleep apnea they usually refer to obstructive where you cannot breathe due to ...Read more