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Can dehydration cause a seizure?

Can dehydration cause a seizure?

Possible: Depending on extent of dehydration and resulting chemical imbalance, a generalized seizure could develop, but other problems involving blood pressure, cardiovascular collapse, and coma, could also be seen. ...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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Help please! Could dehydration in babies cause seizures?

Help please! Could dehydration in babies cause seizures?

Yes: Dehydration may affect the body's concentration of sodium and other minerals as well as the body's acid/base balance causing seizures. In addition, blood sugar levels may also be affected by dehydration causing seizures. Speak to your doctor about your concerns. ...Read more

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What would cause a normal/healthy 11 yo child to have a seizure? Eeg was normal, he wasn't overheated or dehydrated.

What would cause a normal/healthy 11 yo child to have a seizure? Eeg was normal, he wasn't overheated or dehydrated.

Seizure: Seizure of unknown origin may be due to hypoglycemia or electrolyte derailment. Barring those causes, your child should have a workup to find a cause. You might also want to include a cardiac and vascular workup as well. ...Read more

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Hi. I'm wondering if seizures can be brought on by heavy drinking and dehydration.?

Hi. I'm wondering if seizures can be brought on by heavy drinking and dehydration.?

Possibly: If thiamine level is low or if vomiting leads to an electrolyte imbalance. Usually the seizures occur during alcohol withdrawal or if dehydration is done improperly (leading to hyponatremia). Intoxicated people sometimes sustain head injuries and do not recall this. Chronic alcoholism can lead to bleeding disorders which can increase the risk of sub- dural hematomas. ...Read more

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Seizures(about 5) for the last 6 mo., rapid heart rate, chest pain directly between breasts, dizziness daily, dehydration, and head aches. Any ideas?

Seizures(about 5) for the last 6 mo., rapid heart rate, chest pain directly between breasts, dizziness daily, dehydration, and head aches. Any ideas?

Daily dizziness: You really should be seen in an er if you have a rapid heart rate (r). You need to be evaluated for hyperthyroidism and/or a cardiac problem. The next time you have one of these r's, get to an er as quickly as possible. If it's present when you are examined, an answer may be found. If not, you will blood work sent off and be sent to the proper physician for treatment and a cure. Good luck. ...Read more

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Why do you have seizures after being dehydrated?

Why do you have seizures after being dehydrated?

Dehydration: Seizures are not commonly seen with dehydration alone but can occur with severe derangement of electrolytes, calcium,magnesium for example. ...Read more

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What are the most common causes of sleep onset seizures in the mid 30s?

Several: Based upon the age of insert, they would almost certainly be partial insert seizures (aka "localization related"). At least half the time, no clear reason is uncovered for them starting. Other causes include prior trauma, abnormal tangles of blood vessels stuck in the brain, "birthmarks" on the brain in a localized area, among others. Brain tumor is possible, but less common. ...Read more

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What can cause seizures at 16?

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 to those caring for the child. ...Read more

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What cause childhood seizures?

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

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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?

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 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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How come flashing lights cause seizures?

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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What are the most common causes of a seizure?

Let me explain: Although the underlying causes of epilepsy are usually not known, certain factors are known to provoke seizures in people with epilepsy. Avoiding these triggers can help you avoid seizures and live better with epilepsy:
missing medication doses
heavy alcohol use
cocaine or other drug use, such as ecstasy
lack of sleep
other drugs that interfere with seizure medications. ...Read more

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Can using mushrooms cause you to have a seizure?

Can using mushrooms cause you to have a seizure?

Absolutely: Psilocybin is the hallucinogenic ingredient in 'shrooms. It as bad as lsd or mescaline. Avoid using it. ...Read more

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Do seizures cause ms ?

Do seizures cause ms

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Causes of MS: There are several factors that may cause MS, and we may not know what all of them are! As far as we know, seizures are not a cause of MS. Most people with MS (about 98%) never have a seizure in their life. ...Read more

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What causes night seizures?

Poor seizure control: The brain is actually very active during sleep. Many epilepsy patients are prone to convulsions during sleep. Some children only have seizures during sleep. Good seizure management should include eeg evaluation during sleep. Appropriate use of medications, especially just at bedtime may help avoid these types of seizures. ...Read more

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Can seizure meds cause gout?

Can seizure meds cause gout?

Usually not.: Diuretics, salicylates, cylcosporine and Levodopa and other drug combinations are better known to having a potential to trigger a gout attack. Talk to your doctor what your risk is. ...Read more

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Does caffeine cause seizures?

Does caffeine cause seizures?

Caffeine: Yes in susceptible individuals and high doses. ...Read more

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Can absence seizures cause add?

Very unlikely: Not that I'm aware of, but they could be misdiagnosed as attention deficit disorder. During an absence seizure, the child looks as though he/she is zoning out and may be thought to not paying attention, and this could be misdiagnosed. ...Read more

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How can purging cause seizures?

Electrolytes: Usually it doesn't but if your electrolytes are out of balance I suppose, rarely, it could. ...Read more

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Can insect bites cause a seizure?

Never seen one: I've been following/treating kids for more than 3 decades and never saw it happen. I suppose if a kid is seizure prone any stress might put them over the edge. ...Read more

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Can MS cause you to have seizures?

Can MS cause you to have seizures?

Seizures and MS: About 2% of people with MS may have a seizure during their lifetime. This is slightly more frequent than people without MS. So yes, there is a connection.

Anything that irritates the brain may cause a seizure. It is surprising people with MS do not have seizures more often. ...Read more

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Can hyperglycemia cause a seizure?

Can hyperglycemia cause a seizure?

If low enough: Hypoglycemia levels that are very low ie less than 30. May deprive the brain of much-needed glucose and precpitate a seizure. ...Read more

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What can cause a seizure in a baby?

What can cause a seizure in a baby?

Brain electricity: Seizures are caused by abnormal electrical signals in the brain. There can be many causes of this in a baby. Some are benign, such as a rapidly rising fever. Other causes include a brain abnormality present at birth, bleeding in the brain, or deprivation of oxygen for a period. Epilepsy is a primary disorder of abnormal electrical activity. Neurologists specialize in this. ...Read more

Dr. Ashu Syal
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Dehydration (Definition)

The excessive loss of body water, with an accompanying ...Read more