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Do the atonic seizures actual damage the brain?

Do the atonic seizures actual damage the brain?

Depends: Not in of themselves. It depends on the underlying cause as well as treatment. ...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 to do if I have p.o.t.s and seizures can this kill off much needed brain cells?

What to do if I have p.o.t.s and seizures can this kill off much needed brain cells?

No: Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome is an Autonomic nervous system problem, not in the brain. Epilepsy does come from the brain, but seizures do not kill any brain cells (with the rare exception of status epilepticus). In short, neither problem will kill brain cells--unless you do nothing to control them and they lead to disastrous complications. Take care! ...Read more

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What effects can a seizure have on the brain?

What effects can a seizure have on the brain?

Amnesia: Frequent recurrent seizure will have damaging effect on brain......Retardation, memory problem. More often it is a association of the primary condition. ...Read more

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What happens to the brain right after a seizure?

What happens to the brain right after a seizure?

Post-ictal: Since there is a flurry of electrical activity in the area of seizure activity, focal or diffuse, would definitely expect suppression of neuronal activity and slowing of electrical EEG activity. One could see a period of lack of responsively, which does reverse after several minutes to a few hours. Cognitive and emotional consequences may also last several hours. ...Read more

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I have brain fogs and seizures help please, what to do?

I have brain fogs and seizures help please, what to do?

Neurologist: If you believe you are having confusional states ; seizures, it is highly recommended you consult a neurologist. He/she can determine what is occurring by proper history, examination, ; ancillary tests. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could having continual seizures be bad for the brain?

Please tell me, could having continual seizures be bad for the brain?

Status epilepticus: Repetitive seizures occurring without awakening in between represents a medical emergency, and can result in permanent brain damage due to local hypoxia and hypoglycemia, which chemical substrate depletion. Cognitive loss and even more abnormalities can be experienced, and if not treated, death can ensue. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what happens to your brain and body during a seizure?

Could you tell me what happens to your brain and body during a seizure?

Very active brain: Brain is very active, and body can tense, shake, jerk. there are many forms of seizures, and some are accompanied by tongue biting, or incontinence, other are as simple as "zooming out". This a very description for complex medical disease. ...Read more

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Could a brain MRI show a seizure?

See below: An MRI of the brain can not show a seizure, per se, but can show damaged areas where seizures may originate from. An interictal meg, ictal spect, and pet scans can be of benefit in some cases. An eeg, which looks at "brain waves", can show certain seizures as well. But a good history and exam are key to diagnosing epilepsy. A neurologist can help you with this. Hope that helps! ...Read more

Cerebrum (Definition)

Cerebrum essentially refers to the majority of the brain. Embryologically, it develops from the telencephalon, and together with the diencephalon, ...Read more