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Do Alcohol Related Seizures Cause Brain Damage
Anything that disrupts tissue integrity can cause brain damage: lack of or reduced oxygen (stroke), viamin deficiency, pressure (hydrocephalus, or, bleeding or tumor inside the skull), blunt or penetrating trauma; infection; inflammation (immune system mediated or otherwise); toxins (alcohol, ecstasy, lead, mercury, arsenic, to name but a few); diseases (ms, diabetes, ...Read more
Yes: Seizures can be caused by brain injury, but they can also cause new injury. Lack of oxygen (anoxia) can cause brain damage. This can be from inability to breath. Also, pressure within the skull can spike during a seizure, and with prolonged elevation, this could theoretically reduce blood flow. Direct trauma from convulsions or falls, too, can sometimes be seen. ...Read more
You need help: Repetitive seizures are dangerous and progressive harmful, and create profound complications. They certainly can be improved and likely far better controlled, but you need to contact an epilepsy specialist, and recommend your local mayo clinic group. Many meds could be used, but maybe a surgery could help, or a vagal nerve stimulator. All is not lost, seek a new direction. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have had my first seizure, two Saturday's ago, they are not common with me at all. Does it leave any kind of brain damage or cause body problems?
Get seen by doctor: Seizures can and do damage to brain tissue. I don't know what type they are but virtually seizure can lead to worse types of seizures if untreated. You need to get seen by a neurologist and bring these under control by looking for the cause and getting on treatment. Write to me if you'd like to set up a conversation: www.healthtap.com/dr-saghafi ...Read more
Usually not: To call the seizure as a febrile seizure, the age of the child should be between 6 mo and 6 yrs, the seizure should be associated with the sudden raise of high temp, the sizure should be generalized and less than 15 mins, even if it is prolonged and it was purely a febrile seizure, it does not cause permanent brain injury. ...Read more
Definition issue: By definition, febrile seizures are considered benign, lasting only minutes & not leading to respiratory compromise. As long as the brain & heart get oxygen, the chances of death or disability is remote & kids outgrow them. However, some kids with epilepsy will have a seizure with a fever, & carry a fsz label but go on to have major seizures with damage as they get older. ...Read more
Not by definition: Febrile seizures are common:1/20 kids 6m-6yr. By definition the term is applied to seizures not thought to be triggered by or cause brain injury.Whether brief or longer, the label was seldom used if the kids seizure resulted in impairment of oxygen flow to the brain which would be the main cause of injury.The seizure itself did not.Problems come if true epilepsy emerges in young kids & confuses us. ...Read more
If seizure only on one side of body in three year old autistic child lasts 15 minutes can it cause brain damage or be fatal? Occured 3 xs in 3 mos..
It depends: One main danger of a seizure is that a person may stop breathing. That can lead to brain damage and even death, especially if prolonged. Also, there is the risk of something called: aspiration pneumonia caused by inhaling the stomach contents into the lungs from vomiting around the time of the seizure. A child having a seizure could injure her/himself accidentally during the event. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Brain injury is a condition in which the brain is damaged due to an injury. Brain injury often results when the head violently and suddenly hits an object or when an object deeply pierces the head. The symptoms of brain injury vary from mild to severe depending on how much the ...Read more
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