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How do you figure out what triggers a simple partial seizure?

How do you figure out what triggers a simple partial seizure?

MRI +EEG: If you are sure this was a simple partial, there is an area of the brain which triggered it, may be scay, tumour, vascular, stroke , but sometimes we do not find cause. ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Seizures (Uncontrollable Jerking Of Limbs) (Definition)

A seizure is a symptom in which a person has a convulsion or epileptic attack, usually involving jerking movements of the head, limbs, and rest of the body. It represents abnormal brain function, and can be caused by fever (mainly in young children), by brain infections or tumors, by drug abuse or overdoses, by chemical imbalances, sleep deprivation, etc. ...Read more


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How do you find out of you have wheat or gluten sensitivity? Can you find out how severe your problem is too?

How do you find out of you have wheat or gluten sensitivity?  Can you find out how severe your problem is too?

Get tested: Your primary doc can order the blood screening tests that can identify the population at most risk for celiac disease. If this comes back positive s/he can refer you on to have confirmatory testing (biopsy for severity)done through a gastroenterologist. You need to be consuming some gluten for the 3 wks prior to any testing for it to be accurate. ...Read more

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What should I do to identify a seizure?

What should I do to identify a seizure?

Identify seizures: Seizures may come in many forms. Characteristically they have recurrent stereotyped movements or actions, loss of ability to communicate loss of consciousness, may have loss of postural tone, jerking movements of one, extremity, one side or the whole body, loss of bladder and or bowel control. Some people will maintain consciousness but will complain of unusual sensations, thoughts or feelings. ...Read more

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Help docs! i'm trying to find out what causes video game seizures?

Help docs! i'm trying to find out what causes video game seizures?

Strobe-like effect: The fluctuating lights and stimuli in a video game might act like a trigger to desynchronize brain rhythmical activity, and cause a seizure response in a susceptible individual who possesses pre-existing epilepsy. If this describes you, see a neurologist and start an anti-epileptic medication, and your problem will be controlled. ...Read more

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How can you best figure out if I have some kind of eating disorder or problem?

How can you best figure out if I have some kind of eating disorder or problem?

Evaluate and treat: Proper assessment is key, medical e evaluation for metabolites, cardiac health etc is important. Nutritiional consult and finding an experienced clinical psychologist or psychiatrist experienced with eating disorders for assessment is important. Good assessment begets good treatment. See: http://cpancf.Com/eatingdisorders.Asp. ...Read more

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What could I do to find out if i'm having a panic attack?

What could I do to find out if i'm having a panic attack?

SYMPTOMS: Rapid breath, heart rate. Possible sweating, tingling. Fear of dying (or intense anxiety). If you have doubts ask your dr. ...Read more

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What type of specialist do I need to consult who could help me find ways to keep catecholamines as low as possible when waking up?

Strange question: I'm not sure what you are experiencing that makes you think your catecholamine levels are high when you wake up. What are your symptoms? What other medical conditions and medications do you take? An endocrinologist deals with adrenal problems, but it sounds like you need to see your primary doctor first to help decide what the problem is and who to see. ...Read more

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How to figure out if I could have a concussion?

How to figure out if I could have a concussion?

Concussion: The first criteria is a blow to the head. If you had a loss of consciousness then you definitely had a concussion. If no loss of consciousness but one of the following is present: persistent headache, nausea, imbalance, lightheadedness, difficulty concentrating, memory loss, irritability then you likely suffered a concussion. ...Read more

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Can a nasopharyngeal cyst cause migrains? How do you treat/remove them? What type of doctor would you recommend to treat him?

Can a nasopharyngeal cyst cause migrains?  How do you treat/remove them?  What type of doctor would you recommend to treat him?

Not migraines: Nasopharyngeal cysts don't cause migraines but there are case reports where they can cause significant headaches. They are best seen on mri. An ENT can usually see them with a scope and if they are superficial can drain them in the office. Deeper ones are removed similar to how an adenoid is removed. ...Read more

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What could I do to find out if i'm having a mental breakdown?

Mental Break: If you are having emotional, mental or behavioral symptoms which cause disress and affect their personal work social life and not caused by medical or drug condition. ...Read more

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How can I get simple partial seizures?

How can I get simple partial seizures?

Epilepsy: Causes of seizures can be from injury to the brain (trauma, stroke), masses in the brain (vascular malformations, tumors), genetics, and "unknown". ...Read more

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What to do if i'm trying to figure out how many calories i probably burned?

What to do if i'm trying to figure out how many calories i probably burned?

Calories: This site helps determine calories burned for > 100 activities: http://www.prohealth.com/weightloss/tools/exercise/calculator1_2.cfm ...Read more

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What should someone do to bring out a split personality?

What should someone do to bring out a split personality?

Not sure: I'm not sure what this means. I would say that someone who has experienced extreme trauma as a child and who has splits in his or her personality that formed to cope with the trauma would benefit from finding a therapist with whom he and she can start to integrate the split off parts of the personality. ...Read more

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Help docs! i'm trying to find out what causes cold sores and how do you prevent them?

Help docs! i'm trying to find out what causes cold sores and how do you prevent them?

Virus: Cols sores are a result of a herpes virus infection of the skin in the area. They can erupt during times of stress or when there is any other irritation of the lips and mouth. There are a number of otc medications that can shorten the duration of outbreaks. ...Read more

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Help docs! i'm trying to find out what causes a person to belch all the time?

Help docs! i'm trying to find out what causes a person to belch all the time?

Burping issues: Involuntary belching after a meal is normal, caused by release of swallowed gas after distension of the stomach with food. Magenblase syndrome is postprandial epigastric fullness & bloating, relieved by belching.Aerophagia (accumulation of gas due to air swallowing) is common with anxiety, hypersalivation from gum chewing, smoking, drinking, oral irritation. In some, belching can become habitual. ...Read more

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How do I figure out what is it like to have cyclothymia?

How do I figure out what is it like to have cyclothymia?

Education. : read more about it, discuss symptoms with some who have been diagnosed with it. ...Read more

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I need advice on how to sort out life as parent of a toddler?

I need advice on how to sort out life as parent of a toddler?

3 rules: 1. Never tell him to do something like "eat your dinner" or anything that he can control himself. 2. If you tell him to do something e.g. Put your toys away because i want to set the table, give him a reason and time to do it. 3 if you have threatened a punishment (or something good) never go back on your word. Make sure that you can enforce it. Set precept and example. ...Read more

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Is there a way to tell if you tore your meniscus on your own without seeing a doctor? What certain test can you do on your own to rule out a tear?

Is there a way to tell if you tore your meniscus on your own without seeing a doctor? What certain test can you do on your own to rule out a tear?

Difficult.: Even a trained doctor's exam is only 75-85% correct in diagnosing a meniscus injury. An MRI is the gold standard for the diagnosis. In the case where you have an injury and hte knee locks on you (unable to straighten it out completely) the index of suspicion is high. ...Read more

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Dr. William Singer
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Convulsion (Definition)

Convulsion = violent, involuntary contraction(s) of the muscles which may occur due ...Read more