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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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Might a hypoglycemic seizure cause memory loss?

Yes: That's why it is very important to keep your blood sugar as close to normal as possible, while preventing any hypoglycemia, particularly one severe enough to cause a seizure. ...Read more

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How do hypoglycemic seizures differ from epileptic seizures in adults in appearance?

How do hypoglycemic seizures differ from epileptic seizures in adults in appearance?

Seizures: There is no difference in the appearance of these seizures. Most are all Tonic/clonic type seizures. THe cause and treatments of the two types differs. Hope this helps ...Read more

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Does Dilantin work for hypoglycemic seizures?

No: Hypoglycemic seizures will not typically respond to anti-epileptic medications. The main treatment will be to keep your blood glucose level up by eating small frequent meals. However, be cautious, because a person can have both hypoglycemic seizures and epileptic seizures. So you may need to take a seizure med like Dilantin and watch your blood sugar levels. ...Read more

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What to do if i had a hypoglycemic seizure when my blood sugar hit 31. Can this cause lasting damage?

What to do if i had a hypoglycemic seizure when my blood sugar hit 31. Can this cause lasting damage?

Yes: Your brain requires glucose to function. When sugars get so low that you have a seizure, this can be associated with brain cell loss. Diabetics can suffer brain death if sugars remain low for too long. Avoiding severe hypoglycemia is much more important than avoiding high sugars. If you are having frequent episodes low sugars (<70), your medication needs to be adjusted. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a severe hypoglycemic event and a tonic seizure?

What is the difference between a severe hypoglycemic event and a tonic seizure?

Seizure : A hypoglycemic 'event' means because of severely low blood sugar you lose consciousness.But, thats not a seizure. A seizure is a burst of abnormal electrica activity. You might or might not totally lose consciousness. (There are several kinds of seizures as well.) Lastly, ultralow blood sugar can be a cause of seizure. ...Read more

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Can hypoglycemia make me test positive for alcohol urine test? Probation said i tested positive for alcohol. I have not drank! the morning of the test, i had a seizure.Also, i'm hypoglycemic so i drank orange juice and ate a honey bun. I was having troubl

Can hypoglycemia make me test positive for alcohol urine test? Probation said i tested positive for alcohol. I have not drank! the morning of the test, i had a seizure.Also, i'm hypoglycemic so i drank orange juice and ate a honey bun. I was having troubl

Most : Most urine monitoring tests for alcohol are based upon detection of ethylglucuronide (etg), which reportedly reveals alcohol use up to three-and-a-half days from the time of the urine collection. It is used to monitor alcohol consumption in individuals who are legally prohibited from drinking alcohol by the justice system or restricted from drinking by their employers. However the test is controversial in that it may in fact, be too sensitive and led some to question the accuracy of the etg test with concern over the possibility of false positives often individuals ingest alcohol innocently, this is called incidental alcohol exposure, from foods (including desserts) cooked with or containing alcoholic beverages, foods containing significant amounts of vanilla extract, wine vinegar, soy sauce, mouthwashes containing alcohol, over the counter medications including cough syrup, prescription drugs containing ethanol (caplets, elixirs, etc), “alcohol-free” beer and wine, skin exposure to ethanol where vapor can be inhaled, hand sanitizers containing high concentrations of ethanol, deodorant sprays, cosmetics, insecticides substance abuse and mental health services administration's recommendation is: "currently, the use of an etg test in determining abstinence lacks sufficient proven specificity for use as primary or sole evidence that an individual prohibited from drinking, in a criminal justice or a regulatory compliance context, has truly been drinking. Legal or disciplinary action based solely on a positive etg ... Is inappropriate and scientifically unsupportable at this time. These tests should currently be considered as potential valuable clinical tools, but their use in forensic settings is premature." given that fermentation of orange juice or use of vanilla in the honey BUN may have contributed to the test result, i suspect that you will have grounds to question the validity of the test results. ...Read more

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My dad is 60 years old he had 5 strokes so far and two days ago he had a seizure. What should we do for him? The E.R. did not give him any medication.

My dad is 60 years old he had 5 strokes so far and two days ago he had a seizure. What should we do for him? The E.R. did not give him any medication.

Should treat this: Although seizures are not normally dangerous- these are things to consider: 1. He should not drive (a seizure makes that dangerous) 2. He should use medication to prevent seizures, since he may have another one 3. stroke risk factors should be addressed A commonly used medicine for this scenario is levetiracetam (keppra) ...Read more

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Dr. William Singer
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Convulsion (Definition)

Convulsions are rhythmic contractions of all muscles in the body, which create a violent rhythmic motion. A common type of convulsion is ...Read more