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

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

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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Can pleurisy cause an svt?

Can pleurisy cause an svt?

Indirectly: Inflammation on some parts of the lung that would cause pleurisy could irritate the heart and trigger an SVT. Usually, someone would be predisposed to the SVT for this to happen, and even in this case the connection between the two would be weak. Sometimes the chest pain can come from the SVT and be attributed to pleurisy instead. Sometimes the same underlying cause leads to both. See doc. ...Read more

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Why can flashing lights cause seizures?

Why can flashing lights cause seizures?

Overstimulation: The part of the brain affected is overstimulated by the light flashes. This is abnormal, of course. ...Read more

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Question about seizures vs status causes?

Question about seizures vs status causes?

Long seizures: Status epilepticus is a convulsive state in which the usual mechanisms by which the brain terminates seizures fail to operate. Hence the seizure persists quite long and is often fatal or severely debilitating. Status can start just like any other seizure, but just keeps going. ...Read more

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Does kindling really exist to cause seizures?

Does kindling really exist to cause seizures?

First comes a spark: Kindling is to epilepsy what a breeze is to a newly lit fire. Because seizures are basically electrical brushfires in the brain, certain stimuli (often simply more seizures) provoke bigger and badder seizures. Seizures beget seizures. For best control, get early control--before things are out of control, like a forest fire. ...Read more

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Can eating chocolate cause seizures in humans?

Can eating chocolate cause seizures in humans?

Chocolate & seizure: No, chocolate does not cause seizures in people ...Read more

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What causes a seizure in a seemingly healthy teen boy?

Seizures in teens: There are many things that can cause a seizure in a teen. Most common causes are: infection, toxicity (drugs or other substances), new onset seizure disorders, and tumors. Even water intoxication can cause seizures in otherwise healthy teens. Your doctor can help you determine the cause of the teen's seizure, rarely they are just a fluke and don't happen again. ...Read more

Dr. Warren Foster
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Supraventricular Tachycardia (Definition)

Supraventricular tachycardia is a condition where the electric impulses that control the pace of the heart are not ...Read more