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Possible Causes Of Seizures Other Than Epilepsy
Are certain types of brain tumour more associated with headaches/headaches as initial symptom than others?
Generally no: Alcohol is alcohol, and the same amount is present in a shot (1 1/2 oz) of 40% whiskey or other distilled spirits, 12 oz of beer or 5 oz of usual table wine. There are people who may be sensitive to the congeners in drinks, which give it color, taste, body etc, so a seizure may be more likely if they drink red wine than if they drink beer. Alcohol also interacts with drugs used to treat it. Dont. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possible causes of a tonic-clonic seizure in 32 year old woman with no previous seizures or any neurological issues of any sort?
Irritability: Inflammation and irritability of brain (nervous system) causes seizures. Change diet and lifestyle to prevent future episodes. Avoid grain, lentils, milk protein containing foods. Consume flesh foods, eggs, olive/coconut/avocado oil, grass fed butter, vegetables, minimal fruit. Get sunshine for 30-45 min daily or vitamin D3 10,000 IU/day, probiotics. Exercise for at least 10-15 minutes/day. ...Read more
Very rare: Association with migrain is very rare.Get a more detailed answer ›
Depression: Psychomotor retardation, which is a better description, is associated with major depression and sometimes with schizophrenia. The very similar tardive (late) dyskinesia (movement disorder) is associated with the long term use of many anti-psychotic medications and is a neurological rather than a psychological disease. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Altered brain signal: Grand mal seizures occur when the electrical activity over the whole surface of the brain becomes abnormally synchronized. In general, seizures are caused by abnormal, rhythmic nerve cell (neuron) activity in the brain. The brain's nerve cells normally communicate with each other by sending electrical and chemical signals across the synapses that connect the cells.This is altered in seizures. ...Read more
Metabolic coz of sz: There are many. Electrolytes (sodium, calcium, potassium) being very low or high. Infections (non neurological infections too). Alcohol withdrawal. Alcohol toxicity. Medication side effects (wellbutrin). Low blood glucose. High blood glucose. Metabolic acidosis. Many of these causes can be treated. This is why people with a first time seizure undergo blood tests. ...Read more
Flashing lights: Relatively few folks actually have seizures triggered by flashing lights. Those that do, show twitches or jerks with flashing lights, and their seizures are almost never complex partial. They're myoclonic, absence, and / or convulsions (or a mix). ...Read more
Are there any other implications/explanations of very high hsCRP other than risk of heart attack or stroke,?
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Yes: What you should do is keep a log of your headache symptoms, what you do before it starts, how long it lasts and what you did to make it go away. Do you have early morning headaches or vomiting, if so see MD next couple days. If headache is same place every day, see specialist; if you have visual issues or blood pressure issues, you must be seen asap. Good luck. ...Read more
ABCD's: Remember your abcd's when thinking of melanoma. Look for moles with asymmetry boarders that are irregular color differences within the same mole diameter greater than 6mm also any new mole or old that starts to itch, bleed or ulcerate should be of concern. Another rule is the ugly duckling rule. Which refers to a mole that looks distantly different from the others on your body. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Are there other mental illnesses (other than schizophrenia) would fall under the definition of psychosis?
Psychosis: Psychosis is a symptom, like fever is a symptom. Many conditions can have psychosis as a symptom, maybe in fact a 100 different conditions. Schizophrenia is a brain disease which has the symptom of psychosis at its'core. One can also become psychotic during episodes of mood disorders. ...Read more
Yes indeed: The most common by far is HPV causing cervical or anal cancer. Next probably is hepatitis B, which can prove fatal over time, either directly by liver damage or from liver cancer. Syphilis very rarely is fatal in adults, but occasionally causes congenital infection with fetal death (miscarriage or stillbirth). Extremely rarely, complications of gonorrhea, chlamydia, or herpes can be fatal. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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