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Is Epilepsy A Degenerative Disease
Not progressive: Epilepsy is the term we use for recurrent seizures which are not caused by tumor or degenerative brain diseases. Although epilepsy may begin at any age, it usually does not worsen or cause increasing problems over time. However, a prolonged seizure can do permanent harm, so it is important to work closely with a neurologist to keep seizures well-controlled on meds which aren't causing side effects. ...Read more
Epileptic seizures. Per Mayo Clinic "Epilepsy is a central nervous system disorder (neurological disorder) in which nerve cell activity in the brain becomes disrupted, causing seizures or periods of unusual behavior, sensations and sometimes loss of consciousness. " ...Read more
Epilepsy and e beta thalassemia are related? Is Epilepsy occurred for thalassemia? If someone have both diseases then what will be the effect?
Can my recently diagnosed epilepsy have to do with me having huntington's disease? Are seizures an early symptom of hd?
Hi Dr. Is it possible that one has a disease other than epilepsy if he had symptoms of simple partial seizure in 2012 then in 2014 and then now in 20?
Does benign muscle fasciculations mean im at an increased risk of developing ALS in the future? Or another neurological disease like epilepsy?
I have neutropenia, a autoimmune disease. Also I have epilepsy and muscular dystrophy. I have chronic bouts of sinus infection. What should I do?
Left back pain under my ribs for the last few nights, history-TBI with post traumatic epilepsy (taking carbamazepine) non alcoholic fatty liver disease. Also over the last year I have been to the ER a few times and last time I was at the ER (seizure) I w
Have it looked into: Nocturnal seizures can result in feeling beat up the next day (and having no recall of the seizure) In any event your seizures are not completely controlled with the current therapy. Check your Tegretol level, liver function, sodium, magnesium, calcium, Vit D and Tegretol 10-11 epoxide. Consider a different approach to seizure prophylaxis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What does periventricular white matter changes mean on MRI, have bells palsy since 2/14 due to lymes. Also have mixed connective disease with lupus, htn, epilepsy, diabetes, copd, pulmonary fibrosis, sleep apnea, avavascular necrosis both hips, I'm 52?
Unprovoked Seizures: Epilepsy is a constellation of disorders with a common definition: the tendency toward recurrent, unprovoked seizures. The term "epilepsy' applies to anyone who has had more than one unprovoked seizure. Seizures, however, can take on many forms; from staring off for a few seconds, to prolonged, violent convulsions. Epilepsy is simply a word that tells us a patient has recurrent seizures. ...Read more
Antidepressants...: Although antidepressants have not been well studied in epilepsy and can even cause seizures in someone not on their medication, antidepressants have been used safely. Avoid wellbutrin, (bupropion) and Anafranil and talk to your doctor and tell them if you have epilepsy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Antiepileptics: The most rational way to approach the treatment of comorbid conditions is to use medications which treat both. Anti epileptic medications are used as mood stabilizers as well. The most effective are lamotrigine, valproic acid, divalproex sodium, carbamazepine, oxcarbazepine, gabapentin, pregabalin. In any case, your doctor would try any, alone or in combination, and observe. ...Read more
Cause: If the cause of your epilepsy was genetic then despite your surgery the risk is still present that you will pass the genetic material on to a child. If the cause of your epilepsy was for some other reason then likely no. Receive genetic counseling if necessary. All the best. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many causes: There are many causes of seizures including, abnormalities of metabolism such as excessively low blood sugar, alcohol poisoning and drug intoxication, low oxygen to the brain during breathing problems, acute trauma to the head and brain, infections. These are not considered epilepsy. Epilepsy is defined as seizures coming directly from the brain without any of the above mentioned causes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Many patients who have epilepsy have panic attacks and other spells that are not epileptic. It is traumatic to have true seizures; that makes people more anxious about benign sensations that normal people ignore. It is sometimes hard to be sure if a spell is anxiety or epilepsy, but this needs to be carefully decided because one doesn't want to take more anti-seizure medication for panic. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends upon age: The "most common" cause of epilepsy depends upon the age of the person. In the first years of life, birth injury, genetic causes, etc. Middle years of life--head trauma. Later in life, strokes and dementia. There is no age group for which brain tumor is the most common cause of new-onset epilepsy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Need more info: Epilepsy is the clinical condition of a risk for seizures. A single seizure event may occur due to a cause that can resolve. Recurrent seizures with or without cause become epilepsy. Epilepsy may be cured if seizures stop occurring and medication is stopped. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Neuro evaluation: Epilepsy is the clinical condition of a tendency for seizures. Seizures are difficult to define and may need a detailed eeg exam. Movement disorders are very complex. A good neurologist should be able to distinguish with careful history, examination, and appropriate studies. ...Read more
Yes: Febrile seizures happen when the temperature is rising, usually only one per febrile episode and lasting less than 15 minutes. If there are multiple seizures during a febrile illness or they last longer then the child may have a seizure disorder requiring treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No one knows because: Thermage, like other treatments marketed for cosmetics, is never covered by "insurance" & is not required to have performed prospective clinical trials for such safety issues. Thus only individual personal experiences, always biased, would be available. Epilepsy is also poorly understood, usually Tx'ed with various molecules, though some have found efficacy with ketogenic diets &/or psychotherapy. ...Read more