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What are the causes of seizures in adults?

What are the causes of seizures in adults?

Many: Unknown is most common, some causes like stroke, infection, tumor, trauma, drugs including alcohol, cardiac irregularity, sudden lowering of blood pressure etc. Etc. ...Read more

Dr. William Singer
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Seizure Disorder (Definition)

Seizure disorder also known as epilepsy, is a neurological condition in which the brain's abnormal electrical activity causes muscular convulsions and altered mental states. Epilepsy is diagnosed when an individual has ...Read more


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What causes an adult to start having simple partial seizures?

What causes an adult to start having simple partial seizures?

Brain lesion: A focal brain lesion can provoke a series of focal seizures, "simple partial complex", and not unique to see jacksonian march of motor twitching if a growing lesion is present. Thus, causes include, tumor, stroke, abscess, localized infective parasite, blood vessel malformation, etc. ...Read more

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Are focal seizures caused by hormonal change?

Could be provoked: The hormonal issues can increase likelihood of seizure activity, but are not the underlying cause. Therefore, you need to be evaluated for a focal brain lesion, metabolic imbalance, toxins, medication side effects, contact with recreational drugs, vitamin deficiencies, chronic infections, etc. ...Read more

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What causes adult absent seizures? I didn't have seizures as a child. So why would I have them as a adult

Don't know: Exactly...Head trauma, alcohol, drug interaction, medication interactions, are examples of things that could trigger a condition. Neurotransmitter imbalance, perhaps nutrient imbalance. Sometimes we never find the exact cause. Hopefully you have had a thorough workup.
Consider a chinese medicine practitioner as that can add a wonderful dimension of understanding and other treatment options. ...Read more

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Can the flu shot cause seizures in adults? I had a seizure when I was 13 around the time I had a flu shot and was wondering if it could be related.

Can the flu shot cause seizures in adults? I had a seizure when I was 13 around the time I had a flu shot and was wondering if it could be related.

Depends on:: Do you have epilepsy? Or you just curious about what happened as an adolescent? Doubt the flu shot caused the seizure, and certainly if you suffered further seizures, the events would be due to other causes. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Can insect bites cause a seizure in an adult? I got bit by lots of mosquitos one bite on lip swole then had my 1st and only seizure (Grand mal)

Can insect bites cause a seizure in an adult? I got bit by lots of mosquitos one bite on lip swole then had my 1st and only seizure (Grand mal)

Lots of variables: First, are you allergic to the anticoagulant the mosquito employs? Second, was the little bugger carrying a viral infection, such as West Nile? Thirdly, was it a coincidence and your seizure had a different cause? See a neurologist, and uncover answers. Likely you need to be taking an anti-epileptic medication. Also, no driving, activities at heights, using power equipment, etc. ...Read more

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When I was 14 and on a sleeping pill for an adult what couldve caused me to have 2 seizures in my sleep just eyes rolling one positive EEG in hospita?

When I was 14 and on a sleeping pill for an adult what couldve caused me to have 2 seizures in my sleep just eyes rolling one positive EEG in hospita?

Slleeping pills: Some sleeping pills in strong enough doses can do this. However if no reurrence in 10 yrs, I would put any concerns on the back burner. Do not take same pills again. 4t0 6 % of children/adolescents can have abnormal eegs. There is a certain eeg pattern which could indicate future risk. More likely eeg non epileptic. ...Read more

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When I was 14 and on a sleeping pill for an adult what couldve caused me to have 2 seizures in my sleep just eyes rolling one positive EEG in hospita?

When I was 14 and on a sleeping pill for an adult what couldve caused me to have 2 seizures in my sleep just eyes rolling one positive EEG in hospita?

Not epilepsy: What you describe is a sleep event of no consequence. The eeg was of no clinical value. Really no justification for chronic treatment. Certainly no reason for Dilantin now. ...Read more

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What causes seizures?

Seizures: There are a great number of reasons. Whole textbooks have been written concerning this subject.
If you have a specific problem, consult with your doctor. ...Read more

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What causes seizures?

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

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What causes seizures?

What causes seizures?

Seizures: Seizure is caused usually by abnormal brain wave activity which arises from an area of abnormality in the brain. ...Read more

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What cause a seizures?

What cause a seizures?

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 more

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What causes a seizure?

Many: Most of the time it is unknown. There is along list for causes. Let your doctor decide. ...Read more

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What causes seizures?

What causes seizures?

Over active neurons: A seizure is when the brain cell allows too much sodium or calcium and water follows, disrupting the flow of chemicals and waste products through special "gates." seizure meds are "gate blockers" to stop this from happening. ...Read more

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What causes seizures to start?

What causes seizures to start?

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 more

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What can cause seizures at 16?

Possible causes: Many things can cause a seizure for a 16 year old (alcohol, prescription medicine, head injury) but the most common is a condition called juvenile myoclonic epilepsy. A neurology evaluation and an EEG test are very helpful for determining this. Good luck! ...Read more

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Causes of seizure 6 years old?

Causes of seizure 6 years old?

Too many: There are too many possible causes to cover in a format like this. Since you're probably interested in a specific 6-year-old, it's best if you ask the question to those caring for the child. ...Read more

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What cause childhood seizures?

What cause childhood seizures?

Electric: While all epileptic seizures are caused by electrical disturbances in the brain, there are many different kinds of seizures. See http://www. Epilepsyfoundation. Org/livingwithepilepsy/parentsandcaregivers/parents/typesofseizures. Cfm for more information. ...Read more

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Can video games cause seizures?

Can video games cause seizures?

For some people, yes: There are some people who have a seizure in response to a particular flickering light frequency, which may be seen in video games or television. It happens even when the eyes are closed (!) These people have a generalized epilepsy, like juvenile myoclonic epilepsy. ...Read more

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How can patterns cause seizures?

How can patterns cause seizures?

Rarely: There is a rare but very specific type of epilepsy that is photo sensitive. In some just the flashing of light at a specific frequency can cause a seizure. In very rare cases a specific pattern will set off seizure activity. A type of baboon (papio-papio) has a genetic tendency for photosensitive epilepsy. They have been studied in detail. Coated glasses can help. ...Read more

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What could cause a small seizure?

Many things: You would generally want to consult with a neurologist if you think you've had a seizure. Many things can cause seizures or seizure-like events. ...Read more

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What are the top 5 seizure causes?

Cause of seizures: 'opinion not a decision'.
Every shake is not a seizure; all seizures do not shake.
Seizures have many causes including: alcohol and alcohol withdrawal;
drugs;
prescribed medications;
brain injury;
stroke;
brain tumor;
family history of seizures;
brain infections;
metabolic encephalopathy. ...Read more

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What can cause a seizure to occur?

Cause of seizures: Seizures are caused by anything that irritates the surface of the brain. This can be an infection, a disease of the brain, an injury, medications, alcohol or drugs, changes in the blood chemistry, etc. For some people, the cause is related to how the brain makes electricity, but this is most often the case for children, rather than adults. ...Read more

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What causes seizures in older people?

Some answers: Atherosclerosis with or without strokes, evolving tumors, medication reactions, trauma, blood clots or hematomas, cardiac events with secondary cerebral ischemia, carbon monoxide in poorly ventilated homes. ...Read more

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What could cause jacksonian seizures?

What could cause jacksonian seizures?

An epileptic focus: Hughlings jackson described how a focus in the brain can start a seizure that can march along the motor strip producing a progression of seizure activity. This became known as the jacksonian march. A focal scar or lesion can set this off usually on the very outer surface of the frontal lobe of the brain. ...Read more

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Why can flashing lights cause seizures?

Overstimulation: The part of the brain affected is overstimulated by the light flashes. This is abnormal, of course. ...Read more

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How come flashing lights cause seizures?

Photoparoxysmal resp: Photoparoxysmal responses (ppr) is an abnormal visual sensitivity of the brain in reaction to intermittent photic stimulation.
Photosensitivity depends on the intensity, the contrast of the visual stimulus, and the specific frequency of flashing. The flashing patterns of certain games and television shows trigger epileptic seizures in only 5% of epileptics. Photosensitive epileptics peak at 10-14. ...Read more

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Can TIA cause seizures after a few hours?

Possible: A TIA does not cause symptoms for very long, but it is still a brain injury. All brain injuries can cause seizures. So yes, a TIA could be the cause of a seizure. ...Read more

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Question about seizures vs status causes?

Long seizures: Status epilepticus is a convulsive state in which the usual mechanisms by which the brain terminates seizures fail to operate. Hence the seizure persists quite long and is often fatal or severely debilitating. Status can start just like any other seizure, but just keeps going. ...Read more