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Please help! I have epilepsy (absence seizures) ?

Please help! I have epilepsy (absence seizures) ?

Primary Gen Seizures: This is a very treatable condition with more than one option. Of course you will want to discuss treatment options with your neurologist. You should consider joining the epilepsy foundation (www.Epilepsyfoundation.Org) to keep yourself informed. Good luck and well wishes to you during this holiday season. ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Reeves
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Epilepsy (Definition)

A neurological disorder where nerve cells of the brain are injured, epilepsy results in seizures that range from nearly undetectable to extremely vigorous. Epileptic seizures may occasionally result in loss of consciousness and confusion. Causes of epilepsy include genetics, head trauma, prenatal ...Read more


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What is the difference between epilepsy and seizure?

What is the difference between epilepsy and seizure?

Event vs. syndrome: A seizure is an abnormal electrical discharge in the brain. Seizures can be caused by drugs, tomors, stroke, head injury among other things. Epilepsy is a syndrome of someone who has had two or more unprovoked seizures. ...Read more

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Does migraines put you at risk of developing epilepsy or seizures?

Does migraines put you at risk of developing epilepsy or seizures?

No overlap: Migraines are a common condition, and there is not very much in common with migraines and epilepsy or seizures. Some people may have both, but one does not really lead to the other in this case. ...Read more

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Can diarrhea cause epilepsy or seizures?

Can diarrhea cause epilepsy or seizures?

Possible : If florid and untreated, can cause dehydration and chemical imbalance, which can eventuate in full blown seizures. ...Read more

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Can more than one drug be used for the treatment of epilepsy and seizures?

Yes: Whereas in the past there were only a few drugs, now there are many that can be customized based on risk factors and even the type of seizures. Older medicines like Depakote and Dilantin are still used, and still work well, but new medications like Keppra (levetiracetam) are becoming the mainstay in treatment for many types of seizures. ...Read more

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How can you help someone having an epilepsy or seizure ? And is it dangerous ?

How can you help someone having an epilepsy or seizure ? And is it dangerous ?

Safe: You can't stop the seizure, but you can help keep the person safe. No sticking things in their mouth, though! loosen collar, put them on their side after a convulsion. Lots of basic seizure first aid info on the web. ...Read more

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Is it non epilepsy general seizure curable and how much it will take time to recover?

Depends..: Upon the cause of the seizure almost completely. Drug use, alcohol withdrawal, traumatic brain injury if there was dural penetration or not all will have differing prognoses. You would be wise to seek individual professional opinion face to face for an accurate answer. Good luck! ...Read more

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How does epilepsy and seizures affect your heart?

How does epilepsy and seizures affect your heart?

Sudden death in epi: During a seizure like tonic clonic heart rate and BP increase-- so depending on duration of seizure and its cause the effect on heart may be none or serious some seizures in sleep cause death either from vomiting aspiration, or heart irregularities. ...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


Dr. Andrew Reeves
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Epileptic Seizures (Definition)

Epileptic seizures are a clinical finding in which a person with a known seizure disorder (epilepsy) has a seizure (repeated, uncontrolled movement ...Read more