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Dr. Justin ORourke
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Recurring Seizures (Overview)

Recurring seizures is a symptom in which a person has seizures (convulsions, epileptic attacks) more than a few times. Recurrences can occur with certain events, such as each time a person has a fever, each time he hyperventilates, each time his blood sugar drops, etc... Recurrences can also occur randomly.


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Could recurring seizures lead to death?

Could recurring seizures lead to death?

Yes: During a seizure, patients sometimes inhale their own stomach contents. This can cause severe pneumonia and lead to death. Uncontrollable seizures can also lead to death. ...Read more

Dr. Justin ORourke
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Recurring Seizures (Overview)

Recurring seizures is a symptom in which a person has seizures (convulsions, epileptic attacks) more than a few times. Recurrences can occur with certain events, such as each time a person has a fever, each time he hyperventilates, each time his blood sugar drops, etc... Recurrences can also occur randomly.


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My bro had seizures in which he fell on the ground it was serious now he has pain in his necknd lower back what should we do to get rid of pain?

My bro had seizures  in which he fell on the ground it was serious now he has pain in his necknd lower back what should we do to get rid of pain?

First find out: First find out what is the cause? Did he break a bone? He could have broken a bone during the seizure. It is also important to control his seizures so that he won't hurt himself again. Is he on medication for his seizures? ...Read more

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Living with Seizures (Checklist)

Sleep 6-8 hours each night
daily
Wear a medical alert bracelet
Once
Limit your alcohol intake as much as possible
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Could recurring seizures lead to death?

Yes: During a seizure, patients sometimes inhale their own stomach contents. This can cause severe pneumonia and lead to death. Uncontrollable seizures can also lead to death. ...Read more

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I have recurring seizures of unknown cause.if I have one that affects memory of the event and feel weak and tired after do I need to go to emergency?

I have recurring seizures of unknown cause.if I have one that affects memory of the event and feel weak and tired after do I need to go to emergency?

Not necessarily: If your seizures are short, less than 2-3 minutes and you recover without needing intervention by a doctor, You do not need to go to the emergency room. You indicate you have reactive hypoglycemia. Make sure to check your blood sugar after a seizure as it may be due to too low blood sugar. If you have not, speak to an endocrinologist and dietitian about what can be done to stabilize sugar level ...Read more

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Our son has had reoccuring febrile seizures besides fever controling meds is there anything else we can do to keep temp under control?

Our son has had reoccuring febrile seizures besides fever controling meds is there anything else we can do to keep temp under control?

Hydration.: Kids with fevers 'burn off' fluids faster, so it's important to keep them well hydrated anyway; keeping them hydrated may also help with fever management. ...Read more

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What are the most common causes of sleep onset seizures in the mid 30's?

What are the most common causes of sleep onset seizures in the mid 30's?

Several: Based upon the age of insert, they would almost certainly be partial insert seizures (aka "localization related"). At least half the time, no clear reason is uncovered for them starting. Other causes include prior trauma, abnormal tangles of blood vessels stuck in the brain, "birthmarks" on the brain in a localized area, among others. Brain tumor is possible, but less common. ...Read more

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What is a seizure?

Neuron discharge: Seizures are of many types and result from incoordinated neuron discharges. They can be focal without loss of consciousness or more severe with loss of consciousness as well as uncontrolled motor movements. ...Read more

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What cause a seizures?

What cause a seizures?

Seizure causes: There are around 200, 000 new seizures and epilepsy cases each year, and a cause is only identified in about 30% of those cases. The most common causes include stroke, brain tumors, head injuries, genetic conditions, infections, abnormal sodium or blood sugar levels, etc. Certain factors known to provoke seizures include missing medication doses, alcohol/drugs, sleep deprivation and stress. ...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