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Are night terrors and lip smacking related to epilepsy?

Are night terrors and lip smacking related to epilepsy?

Possibly: If the night terrors are not remembered, they could be related to seizure activity. Lip smaking is not uncommon during sleep but could be related to seizure activity as well. Usually during sleep seizure activity, there is movement and posturing of one side of the body. ...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. Epileptic seizures may occasionally result in loss of consciousness and confusion. Causes of epilepsy include genetics, head trauma, prenatal ...Read more


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What are some symptoms of epilepsy in children?

What are some symptoms of epilepsy in children?

Many symptoms: Infants can present with eye deviation, lip smacking, bicycling motions, extremity twitching.....Older kids can present with school problems, staring episodes, or bite marks on inside of cheek from nightime seizures. ...Read more

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At what age should I test my child for epilepsy?

None: With no symptoms of seizures, there is never any reason to test. Consult your pediatrician. ...Read more

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Is there an ultimate diet for a child with epilepsy?

Is there an ultimate diet for a child with epilepsy?

Ketogenic diet: Ketogenic diet has been known for a long time but has not been utilized often. This diet can be useful for the individuals with intractable seizure. Skillful dietician can make this diet more palatable to the children. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of epilepsy in children under 1?

What are the symptoms of epilepsy in children under 1?

Complex question: Infants are prone to episodic events. Breath holding, startles, sudden vomiting, stiffening and jerking especially during sleep - all of these have at times been considered, as a form of epilepsy. An accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment is very important. Most infants do not need epilepsy medications, but the parents need to understand appropriate management from an infant specialist. ...Read more

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What foods, if any, should a child with epilepsy avoid?

What foods, if any, should a child with epilepsy avoid?

....more: You may find that an evaluation with a chinese medicine practitioner will offer insights into how some food groups may affect a person with epilepsy. Diet clearly is important in all facets of outs health. This is a good question and more research for your child will help. ...Read more

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What are the suspected causes for idiopathic child epilepsy?

What are the suspected causes for idiopathic child epilepsy?

Seizures: Idiopathic means we don't know the cause, but many theories exist mostly related to a physical abnormality or chemical abnormmality in the brain. ...Read more

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Child w/epilepsy & heavy head feeling?

Child w/epilepsy & heavy head feeling?

See ans: I not sure I understand what you are asking but there is a postictel after a seizure. So at that time there are many symptoms and one may be the feeling of heaviness or cludinress. Now if the heaviness s everyday then this may be from the medications. Best to discuss with your doctor with a good history ...Read more

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If I had a operation for epilepsy. Is it still a chance will my child hered the diease.

If I had a operation for epilepsy. Is it still a chance will my child hered the diease.

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 more

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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


Dr. Andrew Reeves
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Epileptic Seizures (Definition)

Epileptic seizures are a clinical finding in which a person with a known seizure disorder (epilepsy) has a seizure (repeated, uncontrolled movement ...Read more