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Dr. Justin ORourke
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Recurring Seizures (Overview)

Recurring seizures - repetitive events with abnormal electrical discharge in the brain


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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 - repetitive events with abnormal electrical discharge in the brain


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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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What is the definition or description of: Recurring seizures?

What is the definition or description of: Recurring seizures?

Recurring seizures: Recurring seizures - repetitive events with abnormal electrical discharge in the brain ...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?

Seizures : It's not always possible to find a cause for seizures. Recurrent seizures would indicate need review of anti seizure medication dosage or need to change medications. Please discuss with your GP . ...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?

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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Can a seizure be cured?

Can a seizure be cured?

Potentially: Epileptic seizures can only be cured if a neurosurgeon could remove the area causing the seizures. Otherwise, seizures can be managed with medication, vagus nerve stimulator, or avoidance to stimulants that trigger seizures such as flickering lights or other causes of sensory stimulated seizures ...Read more

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What are silent seizures?

What are silent seizures?

No clinical seizure: Pt. Does not show clinical seizure but neurophysiological testing like eeg will show seizure discharges. ...Read more

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What are atonic seizures?

What are atonic seizures?

Loss of tone: Some complex epileptic have drop attacks=fall to the floor because of loss of muscle tone in legs usually have other seizures like tonic= totally stiff or starring spells in same child--or myoclonic seizures like simple jerks of trunk or limb. ...Read more

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What are partial seizures?

What are partial seizures?

Only part of brain: At least at onset these seizures affect only part of the brain. Typically one remains awake - unless generalized to the other hemisphere or occasionally with complex partial seizures. Often confused with panic disorder, migraine headaches, dissociation, amnesia, schizophrenia, bipolar affective disorder, and medication/elicit drug reactions. ...Read more

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What exactly is a seizure?

What exactly is a seizure?

What is a seizure: A seizure is a clinical condition caused by electrical excitation over a part of (or all of) the surface of the brain. It may cause loss of awareness, loss of consciousness, breath holding, muscle movements, twitching, or vocalization, among other things. ...Read more

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How to feel after a seizure?

How to feel after a seizure?

Quite variable: After a convulsion people usually are pretty tired, often sleep for a while, and may have muscular soreness. After other kinds of seizures there may be little or no unusual feeling, depending upon the exact seizure type. ...Read more

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What causes seizures to start?

What causes seizures to start?

Unknown: When nerve cell in brain fires electrical discharges abnormally, these discharges affect other nerve cells. Our brain has protective mechanism to avoid spread of those discharges. One cause is failure of the mechanism, why one nerve cell fires abnormally is stll not completely answered. Many researches are going on and more and more new informations are coming up but still no final answer. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of seizures?

Multiple: The symptoms depend upon the location of the seizure within the brain. These may include- unusual tastes/odors; rising sensation from the stomach; other abnormal sensory perceptions, loss of awareness, shaking or tingling or an arm or leg, or even brief body jerks. ...Read more

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Why is my baby having seizures?

Why is my baby having seizures?

Many possible causes: First of all, you want to make sure that your baby is having true epileptic seizures and not some other non-epileptic events. Causes of seizures depend on age and situation. There are many possible causes including fever, metabolic changes, prior abnormal brain development, brain injury, tumors, strokes and hemorrhages, and genetic causes. It is best to seek expert advice from your doctor(s). ...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