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How can reproductive hormones affect epileptic seizures?

How can reproductive hormones affect epileptic seizures?

Medication Effect: For the most part reproductive hormones do not cause seizures or worsen them. However, they can affect the absorption of anti-seizure medication and that can make those medicines less effective. Or the anti-seizure medication for instance can make birth control pills less effective. ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Seizure (Definition)

Seizure is also known as Generalized seizures in adults. 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 ...Read more


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Can having seizures be connected with hormone in balance in women?

Unlikely, but possib: Generally no, theoretically, congenital adrenal hyperplasia , which is underdiagnosed in women, could cause sodium abnormalities which could in turn lead to seizures, but this is an unlikely cause. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a friend who is pre op male to female. this person is taking the hormones and had a seizure is this okay and normal?

What to do if I have a friend who is pre op male to female. this person is taking the hormones and had a seizure is this okay and normal?

Not OK: The hormones usually don't cause seizures out of nowhere. S/he needs to be evaluated, preferably by a neurologist ...Read more

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Can a female develop a seizure disorder because of hormone imbalance?

Can a female develop a seizure disorder because of hormone imbalance?

Not develop: Some women with epilepsy have a change in seizure frequency with their cycle (there are several patterns to this). Hormones can influence seizures, but they don't cause them. This is referred to as "catamenial epilepsy. ". ...Read more

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Can testosterone boosters cause seizures or has testosterone/hormones got nothing to do with epilepsy and causes of seizures?

Can testosterone boosters cause seizures or has testosterone/hormones got nothing to do with epilepsy and causes of seizures?

Sorry, but: There are no testosterone boosters;, no matter what the internet and tv and your friends may tell you. The only way to boost your testosterone is through a healthy lieve style, proper nutrition, exercise, and avoidance of toxins like alcohol and tobacco. Save your money, and your health. ...Read more

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Are hormone/birth control pills(ex:Sprintec) able to control petit mal seizures especially for someone that has increased seizures during menses?

Are hormone/birth control pills(ex:Sprintec) able to control petit mal seizures especially for someone that has increased seizures during menses?

Work with Neuro: Birth control pills do not control petit mal seizures. Anti epileptic drugs control seizures. (AED) All women taking AEDs of childbearing years should be taking Folic acid. AED medications can induce hepatic enzymes that increase the metabolism of oral contraceptives. I advise your friend to go back to the Neurologist and work on a treatment plan tailored for her particular case. It is dangerous for seizures to remain untreated. ...Read more

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Are focal seizures caused by hormonal change?

Not directly: In certain people with epilepsy hormones affect the likelihood of having a seizure (most common around menses but other patterns exist), but the hormones don't cause epilepsy per se. Thankfully, or we'd all likely have epilepsy! ...Read more

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Would getting a partial hysterectomy help lessen my catamenial, ie hormonal, seizures? Bc i have long periods and can't take birth control bc i have APS.

Would getting a partial hysterectomy help lessen my catamenial, ie hormonal, seizures? Bc i have long periods and can't take birth control bc i have APS.

Catamenial seizures: Catamenial seizures are related to neuronal sensitivity due to hormonal changes. Hysterectomy by itself without oophorectomy does not affect hormones and therefore will not have any effect on seizures. ...Read more

Dr. Katharine Cox
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Hormone (Definition)

A hormone (from greek ὁρμή, "impetus") is a chemical released by a cell or a gland in one part of the body that sends out messages that affect cells in other parts of the organism. Only a little amount of hormone is required to alter cell metabolism. In essence, it is a chemical messenger that transports a signal from ...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