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Do The Atonic Seizures Actual Damage The Brain
Seizure is also known as Generalized seizures in adults. 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 ...Read more
Can a seizure lasting longer than 5 minutes but less than 15 minutes damage a three year olds brain or even worse be fatal?
Not Likely: Seizures lasting less than 20-30 minutes almost never cause any injury in an otherwise healthy child. A fatality from a seizure this length would be almost unheard of as usually, it isn't the seizure that injurs the child, but what they were doing when the seizure occurred that caused the problem (climbing a tree, in the bathtub, etc). ...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
My family and i barely survived an ef5 tornado 5/22/11. Now i'm having seizures, severe memory loss, & i get lost easily. I think my brain is damaged?
Trauma: How fortunate that you and your family survived such a terrifying experience! i'm sure there's much that continues to affect you about this. All that you describe could relate to post-traumatic stress, and needs evaluation and treatment. Especially with new seizures, see your primary care doctor, who may also want you to see neurologist & psychiatrist. Help is available for ptsd, if present. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
Might it be that a seizure caused by a brain tumor cause more damage to the brain than an epileptic seizure?
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