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Does Menstruation Affect Seizures
Epilepsy.com: Some seizures may be hormonal dependent and yes some may experience more frequency of seizures during menstrual periods.Yes. Approximately half the women of childbearing age who have epilepsy report an increase in seizures around the time of their monthly menstrual period. Seizures occurring predominantly around the time of menstruation are referred to as catamenial epilepsy. http://www.epilepsy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The menstrual cycle begins with the shedding of the uterine lining, resulting in bleeding from the vagina. A few weeks later, one ovary releases an egg and the uterine lining thickens in preparation for a potential pregnancy. Pregnancy can occur at this stage if sperm fertilizes the egg. If the egg is not fertilized, the egg will leave your body and ...Read more
Seizure pregnancy: Pregnancy increases weight and liquids and dilute seizure meds, thus trigger seizures. Need regular check of blood levels of meds. Change in protein content in blood also contributes to altered levels of med in blood. Increased liquid pressures in brain can alter state of control of seizure also. If you had no sz for a long time, you may have a chance to go free during pregnancy. Good luck +++++. ...Read more
Definitely a trigger: A variety of external and internal factors can trigger a migraine attack in certain individuals who may have a genetic or neurochemical predisposition to migraine. External triggers such as weather-related changes, high humidity, sensory input such as flashing lights, sunlight, loud noises, and exposure to odors, smoking, alcohol (red wine) and stress have all been implicated in migraine. ...Read more
Consultation needed: In some women, pregnancy can make depression worse; in some, it can make it better. The question often is whether to use pharmaceutical antidepressant medications while a woman is pregnant, and whether the intensity of symptoms makes it reasonable to risk potential effects in the infant. The answer is variable, and discussion with an experienced psychiatrist is very important. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Hormone issues: Alcohol has significan liver effects and this is where your hormones are also metabolized. Weight loss and weight gain alters your body fat content and your hormones like testosterone are stored and re-released from your body fat, which is why significant weight loss can cause amenorrhea and weight gain can alter menses as well. ...Read more
Yes, but....: There is still no scientific evidence to support what doctors see clinically in their offices. Women seem to conceive after they learn to reduce felt stress. The procedures that work best include meditating, diaphragmatic breathing, and certain self-talking. Also, when they do difficult or challenging daily activities they don't try or push themselves, but instead become mentally calm. ...Read more
It does not: I'm very sorry that somebody told you this. The "scientific basis" is the discovery that sperm counts per unit volume of semen are lower if a man ejaculates frequently. The reason is that more fluid is reabsorbed during abstinence. There is nothing "spiritual" about telling or believing untruths about your body; growing up is difficult enough as it is. Think about the girl you'll marry. Cheers. ...Read more
It can: Mild–to–moderate alcohol use has numerous negative consequences for female reproductive function. Animal studies have shown that alcohol consumption disrupts female puberty, and drinking during this period also may affect growth and bone health. Beyond puberty, alcohol has been found to disrupt normal menstrual cycling in female humans and to affect hormonal levels in postmenopausal women. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Medication Effect: For the most part reproductive hormones do not cause seizures or worsen them. However, they can affect the absorption of anti-seizure medication and that can make those medicines less effective. Or the anti-seizure medication for instance can make birth control pills less effective. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Uncertain effects: Some marijuana-using epileptics say marijuana decreases their seizures, while others say mj increases seizures. Some research on animals show that certain compounds in mj can decrease seizures. Looking at such compounds is a starting point to finding new epilepsy drugs, but the respiratory, psychological, and other bad effects of marijuana makes smoking mj not a useful treatment for seizures. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It is more likely: Hemophilia mostly affects men. It is rare but not impossible for a female to have hemophilia. Hemophilia is a sex-linked recessive disorder: the trait is carried on the x chromosome which a female has two of and a male only has one. This means a female would have to inherit two copies of the hemophilia gene to have the disorder. A male only has to inherit one copy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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