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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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My 11yr. Old is on valproic acid for seizure disorder, she is also on I'm amoxacillin. She has a bad cough can I give her cough medicine?

My 11yr. Old is on valproic acid for seizure disorder, she is also on I'm amoxacillin. She has a bad cough can I give her cough medicine?

See below: Professionally, I do not recommend cough suppressants except as a last resort for cough that has persisted to the point of not sleeping for multiple nights. Cough is protective and keeps your airways open as well as clearing mucous and other fluid from your lungs. Keeping the cough reflex is important. However, if the trigger of the cough is mucous drainage, using Mucinex (guaifenesin) and a sudafed can help. ...Read more

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What are the tests for seizure disorder?

What are the tests for seizure disorder?

Many: Researchers and physicians use a variety of diagnostic imaging techniques and chemical and metabolic analyses to detect, manage, and treat neurological disease. Common tests include: blood lab work, genetic testing, neuro exam, x-rays, mri, ct scans, angiography, biopsy, cerebrospinal fluid analysis, emg, eeg and pet scanning. ...Read more

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What are the presenting symptoms of seizure disorder?

What are the presenting symptoms of seizure disorder?

Very variable: It may be from an episode of loosing awareness without "passing out" to full blown seizures involving one or more limbs. It depends on the region of the brain that is affected. ...Read more

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How would manage a seizure disorder on a daily basis?

How would manage a seizure disorder on a daily basis?

See a neurologist:: After a first seizure, evaluation should focus on excluding an underlying neurologic or medical condition, assessing the relative risk of seizure recurrence and determining whether treatment is indicated. Successful management of patients with recurrent seizures begins with the establishment of an accurate diagnosis of epilepsy syndrome followed by treatment using an appropriate medication. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: seizure disorder?

What is the definition or description of: seizure disorder?

See below: 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 two or more seizures. ...Read more

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What would need to know about someone with a seizure disorder?

What would need to know about someone with a seizure disorder?

See below:: Epilepsy is not contagious. It is not necessarily a disability, rather an inconvenience for the afflicted individual. No need to be overprotective. Make plans ahead of time to handle seizures. Be calm. Protect from potential injury. Never try to restrain the movements. Help them recover from the seizure (sleep is okay). Single seizure > 10 min or no recovery of consciousness necessitates 911 call. ...Read more

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If I have a seizure disorder, should I wear a medical id bracelet?

If I have a seizure disorder, should I wear a medical id bracelet?

Good idea: Most people do not know what to do if someone falls and twitches, so an id bracelet lets by-standers get an idea about what is happening. ...Read more

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Yerba mate is that allright to take if you have a seizure disorder?

Yerba mate is that allright to take if you have a seizure disorder?

Yerba mate: Yerba mate which comes from the holly plant can be had as a tea. Since it contains caffiene I would not suggest its use in a seizure disorder. ...Read more

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With a controlled seizure disorder, on meds, would one still qualify for disability?

Why disabled???: If you have a controlled seizure disorder why would you be disabled? Would someone with well controlled blood pressure be disabled? How about someone with insomnia, diabetes or a skin condition? Unless you can come up with a reason you can't do anything productive even with basic accommodations at a work site, I don't consider a controlled seizure disorder a disability. Go do something productive. ...Read more

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I am 39 and have a seizure disorder. I need to lose 50lbs. Can I join a gym and workout?

Varies: It varies somewhat based upon the severity of you seizure disorder. I would sure check with your doctor. Dehydration and elevated body temperatures can occur during exercise and promote seizures, so you would want to start slow and be well hydrated. Check with your doctor. ...Read more

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I have a seizure disorder and have been feeling like I'm daydreaming a lot but it only lasts about a second I know it's not a seizure Is this normal?

I have a seizure disorder and have been feeling like I'm daydreaming a lot but it only lasts about a second I know it's not a seizure Is this normal?

Explanation: You are likely experiencing auras, but not full blown seizures. This is a sign of incomplete epilepsy control and your meds need to be adjusted. Contact neurologist as intervention needs to be more effective. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for seizure disorder?

Meds and surgery: Workup to confirm seizure disorder, type of seizure, and cause. Treat underlying cause. Treat seizures with anti epileptic medications. These include lamotrigine, oxcarbazepine, and levetiracetam. If two different medications don't control seizures, then consider surgery to remove area of brain which produces seizures. Surgery may have up to an 80% chance of a cure. ...Read more

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Will my seizure disorder have negative effects on my baby?

Will my seizure disorder have negative effects on my baby?

Maybe: Two ways it can effect your baby; prolonged, untreated siezure could deprive the baby of oxygen. Treatment for seizures varies and some drugs are more dangerous than others for causing birth defects. Discuss with your nuerologist and OB dr before pregnancy to see if there is a safer treatment than what you may be on. ...Read more

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I need help! How do I know if I have epilepsy/seizure disorder?

Get to a Neurologist: An EEG can confirm this or rule it out potentially if your having symptoms while being monitored. ...Read more

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How do I heal my primary generalized seizure disorder naturally?

Diets and devices: It is generally not a good idea to leave seizures untreated. There are, however, some non-pharmacological treatments for seizures.
These include the ketogenic diet (or variations of it) and the vagal nerve stimulator. You can ask your neurologist about these. ...Read more

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Are these symptoms of a type of seizure disorder or are they of epilepsy?

Are these symptoms of a type of seizure disorder or are they of epilepsy?

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 more

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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


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