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Doctor insights on: Epilepsy And Seizures And Ibuprofen

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Does Ibuprofen triggers in form of epilepsy?

Does Ibuprofen triggers in form of epilepsy?

It should not: While it shouldn't trigger epileptic seizures, if you are very sensitive to seizures related to pain, you can have rebound headaches after ibuprofen use and this could signal something. The other issue that could be related is if you are dehydrated and causing any kidney irritation, in severely sensitive epileptics this could possibly cause some increase. ...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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How to know if I have a seizure/epilepsy?

How to know if I have a seizure/epilepsy?

Neurologist: You need an evaluation by a neurologist. Which tests (EEG, MRI, CT, etc.) might be needed--of any--can be determined at that time. ...Read more

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What is the diferenet between seizure and epilepsy?

What is the diferenet between seizure and epilepsy?

One belongs to other: Seizure is a symptom of epilepsy. Anyone can have a seizure due to a number of causes. When someone continues to have seizures, it is called epilepsy. People with epilepsy have recurrent seizures if not treated. Epilepsy is characterized by sudden recurring attacks of motor, sensory, or psychic malfunction with or without loss of consciousness or convulsive seizures. ...Read more

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What could have caused my seizure if I don't have epilepsy?

Causes of a seizure: There are many things that can cause a seizure. Anything that irritates the surface of the brain for example may be a cause. Alcohol may be a cause. Medication side effects may be a cause. The cause of a single isolated seizure is sometimes not determined with the tests we have however. ...Read more

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Does a seizure produced by sudden withdrawal of Dilantin prove epilepsy?

Not necessarily: This question would require individual details to answer correctly. However, it is possible for someone to have a seizures from sudden withdrawal of an anti-seizure drug like dilantin, even if they do not have epilepsy. It would be important to take into account the reason a person has been on dilantin, whether that person has had more than one seizure before, and the test results (eeg/mri). ...Read more

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Is it advisable to extract the front teeth of patients with epilepsy/seizures?

Is it advisable to extract the front teeth of patients with epilepsy/seizures?

No: They still need to function and they still need to maintain confidence they already have a compromised life style, i don't think it has to be compounded. You she never put anything in their mouth during the seizure any way. Trauma to tissues can be managed afterward. Ask the patient if thats what they want. ...Read more

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Does obesity or just being overweight have any relationship to epilepsy or seizures?

Does obesity or just being overweight have any relationship to epilepsy or seizures?

Short answer: Epilepsy is a seizure disorder whose causes are varied and not well understood. Research suggests that certain drugs used to treat epilepsy can result in substantial weight gain and lead to obesity, researchers have discovered that children newly diagnosed with epilepsy are more likely than their non-epileptic counterparts to be obese. The is a possible relationship between epilepsy and obesity. ...Read more

Ibuprofen (Definition)

Ibuprofen is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (nsaid). It works by reducing hormones that cause inflammation and pain in the body. Ibuprofen is used to reduce fever and treat pain or inflammation caused by many conditions such as headache, toothache, back pain, arthritis, menstrual ...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