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Is gymnastics appropriate for someone with epilepsy?

Is gymnastics appropriate for someone with epilepsy?

Depends: Seizure disorders are a problem for anyone wanting to do certain activities. You should seek the guidance of your pcp/neurologist regarding activities to participate in. How well are your seizures controlled? What medications are you taking? How often do you have seizures? What are your current limitiations? Do you drive? Talke to your doctors and make a plan. Best to you! ...Read more

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Epileptic Seizures (Definition)

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


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How does someone get epilepsy?

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Multiple causes: People can get epilepsy due to genetic factors, brain tumor, traumatic brain injury, infection, stroke, degenerative disease or congenital malformations. ...Read more

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Could someone with epilepsy have a baby?

Could someone with epilepsy have a baby?

Epilepsy and pregnan: There are many cases when an epileptic woman has delivered a healthy baby.

However, the patient needs an strict surveillance about her seizures, anti seizure medications, and growth of the baby.

Well cooperated team of a neurologist, ob, and neonatologist is necessary. ...Read more

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Could epilepsy make someone absent minded?

Could epilepsy make someone absent minded?

Yes: Some seizures are quite subtle and you may not be aware that you are having them. One possible manifestation might be memory loss. However, there may be other reasons for absentmindedness which may or may not be seizure related. ...Read more

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What are good foods for someone with epilepsy to eat while dieting?

What are good foods for someone with epilepsy to eat while dieting?

Seizure and diets: The best diet for seizure patients is ketogenic diet which is basically high protein low carb diet. ...Read more

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Docs, usually how long is someone with bad epilepsy expected to live?

Docs, usually how long is someone with bad epilepsy expected to live?

Epilepsy: If there is not a progressive/secondary condition causing the epilepsy, such as brain tumor, stroke, brain aneurysm, etc., then the life expectancy can be expected to be normal as long as the epilepsy is controlled as much as possible. Uncontrolled epilepsy can certainly lead to a shortened lifespan. ...Read more

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Which medications work best for someone who has epilepsy and schizoaffective disorder?

Which medications work best for someone who has epilepsy and schizoaffective disorder?

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

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How do doctors tell if someone is not virgin? I'm virgin but my "cherry" popped while doing the splits and my gymnastics competition

How do doctors tell if someone is not virgin? I'm virgin but my "cherry" popped while doing the splits and my gymnastics competition

Carefully: There is a thin membrane of tissue that is inside the vagina that is easily torn and can imdicate whether or not the vagina has been penetrated. A careful GYN exam can help with this. Just because the membrane is torn doesn't mean your not a virgin. The membrane can break during masturbation and a Pap smear, gymnastics I'm not sure about but can't say for sure. ...Read more

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How normal would it be for someone with epilepsy to feel constantly ill?

No: It is not normal to feel constantly ill. You should see your doctor. May need to decide is this physiologic or a sign of depression. ...Read more

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Can epilepsy cause someone to withdraw from intimate contact with a loved one?

Maybe: The answer isn't simple. No specific type of epilepsy has a specific symptom as withdrawal from intimacy. But medications used in treatment may cause emotional blunting and decreased responsivity. Post-ictal, ie post-convulsive emotional changes, usually relatively brief, may produce the same effect. ...Read more

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Why would someone get an epilepsy every three weeks or so? Does it accumulate? Sometimes I get it once in two successive days. How so?

See a neurologist.: There are many causes of seizure disorders. If you already know that you have a brain tumor, then that's certainly the most likely cause in your case. Talk to a neurologist about medications to help reduce the frequency of your seizures. ...Read more

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Is it possible someone can get over epilepsy like it is gone after medicine and will never come back? .

Rarely: If the diagnosis of epilepsy i.e recurrent seizures without known cause is accurate then it can not be cured. If the seizures are due to a known cause and the cause is curable, then seizures can be cured and no need for medications. If the known cause itself is incurable then seizures can not be cured either. ...Read more

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Is it possible for someone with epilepsy to have seizures even with medication an occasional one is it cureable or a lifetime condition?

Is it possible for someone with epilepsy to have seizures even with medication an occasional one is it cureable or a lifetime condition?

Seizures: Seizure disorders can be caused by multiple problems and can be very complex to treat. Many times it requires multiple meds in order to bring seizures under control, depending on the condition that causes them. The same is the truth with their duration. Some resolve early in life, some are transient and others may last a lifetime. ...Read more

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What are the risks neurosurgery for someone with epilepsy?

What are the risks neurosurgery for someone with epilepsy?

Epilepsy: Epilepsy or a seizure disorder is very debilitating. People are often unable to drive a car or work. Socially they may be isolated too. If medications are not controlling the seizures, then surgery to locate the seizure focus and then potentially remove the source of the seizures and reduce or eliminate the seizures. Risk and success depends on the location and type of surgery. See a neurosurgeon. ...Read more

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Would if be okay to have sex with someone who has epilepsy?

Safe for whom?: If the epileptic individual's seizures are well-controlled and he/she is taking aeds (anticonvulsant drugs) as prescribed, there is minimal risk of triggering a seizure. ...Read more

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What happens if someone has trouble talking, is it epilepsy?

Probably not: Most folks with repetitive seizures, experience episodes of altered consciousness and blunted responsivity. Difficulty expressing speech may be due to a prior stroke, but also dysfnctn involving mouth and/or tongue. ...Read more

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Why do women excel in gymnastics?

Why do women excel in gymnastics?

Men also: Women, especially the very young, have great flexibility and fearlessness and will accomplish the demands of this sport quite successfully. Men also have courage but have heavier muscles and less flexibility. The types of exercises required are defined recognizing these differences and so men can excel but in a different way. ...Read more

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What are common injuries that occurs in gymnastics?

What are common injuries that occurs in gymnastics?

Ligamentous: Injuries are usually ones involving tendons and ligaments. Unusual stress and strains on joints can cause tears in these tissues. More rarely the bones can be affected by the tendons or ligaments pulling away from the bones. Most serious are fractures due to landing incorrectly, this can include neck fractures and paralysis. ...Read more

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How common is epilepsy?

3rd most common: According to the epilepsy foundation website, epilepsy is the third most common neurological disease in the US after Alzheimer's and stroke. It affects almost 3 million Americans and 50 million persons worldwide. ...Read more

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How do you get epilepsy?

How do you get epilepsy?

Multiple reasons: Epilepsy, a condition characterized by recurrent, unprovoked epileptic seizures, has multiple causes. These include: genetic, head trauma, certain brain infections, and stroke. Even with the most sophisticated diagnostic techniques, there are a significant number of cases in which the cause is not known. This, of course, does not mean that the person does not have epilepsy. ...Read more

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How do you get epilepsy?

How do you get epilepsy?

Many ways: Genetics is one way. Some even believe that even in the "non-genetic epilepsies, " that there is a "genetic predisposition" that makes some people more susceptible to developing epilepsy from head trauma, stroke, dementia, encephalitis, or brain tumors. ...Read more

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How can you get epilepsy?

Epilepsy: 33 M TN asks: How can you get epilepsy? ANS: inherited, Birth trauma, brain injury, viral or bacterial infection, brain tumor, immune disease to mention the major causes and idiopathic. Idiopathic is Dr. Talk for we don't know what causes it. ...Read more

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How do humans get epilepsy?

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Multiple causes: People can get epilepsy due to genetic factors, brain tumor, traumatic brain injury, infection, stroke, degenerative disease or congenital malformations. ...Read more

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Who's at risk for epilepsy?

Seizures: There is no single cause for epilepsy; structural derangement, space occupying lesions, toxic and metabolic features, in born errors, traumatic brain injury and other may cause epilepsy. In a simple terms uncontrolled electrical discharges from brain cells may result in seizures and epilepsy. ...Read more

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How do you diagnose epilepsy?

How do you diagnose epilepsy?

By EEG: Epilepsy is diagnosed by the description of the seizure by the patient or a witness and an eeg. Seizures can be precipitated by a number of factor including drugs sleep deprivation and very low blood sugar. Excluding these and other possilbe causes is important in diagnosing epilepsy. Depending on you age, imaging of the brain may be indicated. ...Read more

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What is known as silent epilepsy?

What is known as silent epilepsy?

Nonconvulsive: Its usually a seizure withou shaking. Usually manifests as staring. ...Read more

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What does a person get epilepsy?

As above: This is a neurological condition with many types, talk with u pcp about it or research it on the net. ...Read more

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How common is epilepsy in teenagers?

2 to 3 percent: Puberty can be stressful to brain function. Primary epilepsy such as jme or cpe may emerge then. Drug reaction, head trauma, brain infections, brain tumors may present then. Emotional stress, lack of sleep, poor nutrition, all may increase risk for seizures. Pseudo seizures may develop. ...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. Causes of epilepsy include genetics, head trauma, prenatal ...Read more


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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