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How fast does a strobe have to flash to cause seizures for people with epilepsy?

How fast does a strobe have to flash to cause seizures for people with epilepsy?

Mostly at 10 hz: In people who are susceptible to photosensitive seizures only 3%, abnormality on eeg usually appear at 10hz, meaning 10 flashes per second. ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Seizure (Definition)

Seizure is also known as Generalized seizures in adults. 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 ...Read more


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Is it possible to cause a person without epilepsy to have a seizure by flashing strobe lights at him?

Is it possible to cause a person without epilepsy to have a seizure by flashing strobe lights at him?

Highly unlikely!: If a person is provoked into a seizure with flashing strobe lights then there should be something amiss neurologically. That person should be evaluated for a probable hidden, previously unknown form of epilepsy. ...Read more

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How can fast changing colors cause seizures for people with epilepsy?

How can  fast changing colors cause seizures for people with epilepsy?

Possibly: Some people are have photosensitive seizures, caused not necessarily by changing color but the flicker frequency of the changes. This was previously called tv epilepsy, but new screens do not cause this. Consult a neurologist who may suggest medication and a particular frequency of blue sun glasses that makes the likelyhood of seizures less likely. Also avoid flickering lights. ...Read more

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Can following a bike's flashing led trigger seizures in strobe-sensitive epilepsy?

Can following a bike's flashing led trigger seizures in strobe-sensitive epilepsy?

Absolutely!: Each person with epilepsy may or may not have triggering factors; whether the led will cause a seizure depends on the speed of the flash as well as the individual. If the flash frequency is really slow, it may not trigger a seizure. ...Read more

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Can lightning cause problems for people with photosensitive epilepsy? Can lightning and thunderstorms trigger seizures in photosensitive epilepsy?

Can lightning cause problems for people with photosensitive epilepsy? Can lightning and thunderstorms trigger seizures in photosensitive epilepsy?

No: Photosensitive epilepsy is triggered by the flickering of light at a given frequency and given intensity that triggers discharges from the vision centers of the brain. Lightning is a streak of intense light with dramatic discharge of ions and sound pressure associated with dramatic changes in atmospheric pressure. It can be dramatic as a stimulus, especially if it strikes near to the person. ...Read more

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Can pain cause my epilepsy seizures worse?

Can pain cause my epilepsy seizures worse?

Possibly: Any time there is something that stresses the brain, this can exacerbate the seizures and make them more difficult to control. For example, stress from fever, infections, lack of sleep are known to exacerbate seizures. Thus, pain can also do that. ...Read more

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I'm seriously wondering if you can cause a seizure in a person without epilepsy. Can you?

I'm seriously wondering if you can cause a seizure in a person without epilepsy. Can you?

Yes: If multiple factors coincide like sleep deprivation, flashing lights, infection, electrolyte disorder, some food colouring, medication withdrawal, tec. ...Read more

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What exactly does it feel like to have a seizure caused by epilepsy?

What exactly does it feel like to have a seizure caused by epilepsy?

Seizure: Seizures are divided into tow types. Partial onset and generalized. Generalized could be primary generalized or secondary generalized in which partial onset develops into generalized. When only a part of the body is involved in seizures that seizure is called partial seizure or petit mal. When the whole body is involve in seizure that seizure is called generalized seizure or grand mal. ...Read more

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Hi I've got epilepsy I was just curious in case I ever have a seizure what causes seizures is it possible to have one on epilepsy medicine.?

Hi I've got epilepsy I was just curious in case I ever have a seizure what causes seizures is it possible to have one on epilepsy medicine.?

Many causes: Many causes for the different types of epilepsy. Yes you can have breakthrough seizures on medication. Many people do fine with proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Reeves
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Epilepsy (Definition)

Epilepsy is also known as Seizure disorder. Seizures are sudden involuntary abnormal electrical events in the brain as a result of genetic predisposition or acquired disease processes when they recur epilepsy is the term ...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