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What are the early signs and symptoms in most patients with ms?

What are the early signs and symptoms in most patients with ms?

Classical onset: Unilateral loss of vision, loss of balance and coordination, electrical shocks down back on flexion of neck, weakness and stiffness in legs, but also, more subtle, including focal weakness, fatigue, cognitive deterioration, double vision, dizziness, etc. Important, these presentations may be associated with other illnesses, and, in themselves are not diagnostic. ...Read more

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Dr. Andrew Reeves
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Epilepsy (Definition)

Epilepsy is also known as Seizure disorder. Seizures are sudden involuntary abnormal electrical events in the brain as a result of genetic predisposition or acquired disease processes when they recur epilepsy is the term ...Read more


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I need detailed information & signs & symptoms of absence seizure disorder in children? How does it affect their daily lives?

I need detailed information & signs & symptoms of absence seizure disorder in children? How does it affect their daily lives?

Absence seizures can: Impact a child' s attention, behavior ; learning, even when controlled on medication. Request a " section 504" at school for any needed accommodations. .If sunlight precipitates them, wearing a large-brimmed hat when outside may help. The child should be monitored while swimming or on playground equipment.See https://www.Epilepsy.Com, the epilepsy foundation for facts ; resources. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of epilepsy?

What are the symptoms of epilepsy?

Seizures.: Epilepsy can cause seizures which are involuntary loss of muscle control, loss of attention, or just "blanking out". ...Read more

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Are there any early warning signs of epilepsy?

Are there any early warning signs of epilepsy?

For seizures: Some are at risk for epilepsy- major head trauma, stroke, brain infection, strong family history are risks. Some get warnings of seizure: funny smells, tastes, abnormal feelings in stomach, shaking of an arm or leg. These may be beginnings of seizures. ...Read more

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Are everbody's symptoms of epilepsy different?

Are everbody's symptoms of epilepsy different?

Maybe: Epilepsy is a generic term people use for seizures, which are different depending on where in the brain they originate and when/how they occur. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of common and uncommon types of epilepsy?

What are symptoms of common and uncommon types of epilepsy?

Seizures vary: Most common is primary generalized epilepsy, seizures originate in both hemispheres of brain at once, may be convulsive, absence-type, myoclonic, or atonic drop attacks. Slightly less common are localization-related or complex partial seizures, a short circuit in one area of the brain, may be convulsive or nonconvulsive seizures. Simple partial and absence seizures round out the list. Good luck! ...Read more

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Could frequent hypnic jerks be a sign of epilepsy?

Not necessarily: It depends on what you truly experience. In its true sense, hypnic jerks are not related to epilepsy. But many people mistake hypnic jerks for myoclonus. Myoclonus may be a sign of epilepsy. It best to differentiate the two with a consult to a sleep medicine specialist which may likely lead to a sleep study with overnight electroencephalography (depending on your symptoms). ...Read more

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What are the symptoms with history of epilepsy?

Symptoms of epilepsy: Many epileptics are not aware of their seizures. Characteristic will be repetitive, stereotypical episodes of non purposeful actions. There may be a history of falls and injury without knowing why, a feeling of familiarity with a place where you have not been before, finding yourself in a place but not know how you got there., episodes of confusion clearing in minutes to 24 hours. ...Read more

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Please tell me can frequent hypnic jerks be a sign of epilepsy?

?nocturnal events?: Myoclonic jerks upon falling asleep are well within the normal range of behavior and do not signify epilepsy. Such jerks while asleep may be true nocturnal myoclonus. more commonly termed PLMS, and is a sleep disorder, not epilepsy. However, if jerks do occur sporadically during day in addition to above, get evaluation for possible epilepsy. ...Read more

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What are the later symptoms of epilepsy as you get old?

What are the later symptoms of epilepsy as you get old?

Cognitive decline: If seizures continue or are poorly controlled, may have side effects from meds, may get better on their own if no seizures for 2 years or so. ...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


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