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Causes Of Focal Seizure
My sons brain MRI shows ectopia cerebellar tonsils could that be causing his focal onset seizure with slowing..
Ask Neurosurgeons: I am assuming this is a condition called Chiari malformation, which is something one is born with, however there may be neurosurgical procedures to relieve the frequency of this problem. I suggest you have the case referred to a pediatric-oriented Neurosurgeon and neurologist for options, there MAY be a treatment that can improve this clinically, call Health Tap for concierge help if it is desired ...Read more
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
Had to stop prednisone after 3 days because of suicide ideation and focal seizures. Will stopping this suddenly like I did cause headaches.BP 130/90?
NO: Prednisone raises the blood pressure and can cause headaches. You will see these symptoms improve after a day or so. The things you can expect from suddenly stopping are: worsening of the condition for which you were prescribed prednisone, weakness, fatigue, body aches, joint pain,nausea. After only 3 days these withdrawal symptoms will be less severe but you should be sure to let your doctorknow about your decision ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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