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What Can Happen After A Seizure
Depends: Bodily injury is possible if the seizure occurs in certain places or occasions, but single seizures are unlikely to cause major problems. Repeated seizures are different and need immediate evaluation and treatment especially if they occur close together (status epilepticus). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Seizures (Uncontrollable Jerking Of Limbs) (Definition)
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 imbalances, sleep deprivation, etc. ...Read more
Hopefully...: ...you recover. Most people do. First thing to do is recognize & treat hypoglycemia (NOT by mouth; give glucagon or IV glucose). People can get injured from "diabetic seizure" (really, a hypoglycemic seizure) in a number of ways. Make sure the person is not injured. Recovery from the hypoglycemia will stop the seizure automatically. Avoidance of severe hypoglycemia is, of course, very important! ...Read more
Brain chemistry: After a concussion, the common symptoms include headache, difficulty with concentration, memory problems, increased irritability. It is known that there is a change in the brain metabolism. The neurons are thus much more sensitive to insults. This is why patients with a concussion are more susceptible to a head injury (the second impact syndrome). ...Read more
Not much: There is nothing that we know of that should prevent one from flying after brain surgery even if you had to do it immediately after the surgery. The pressure inside of the airplanes are so well controlled that the change in pressure should be minimal. However, flying is a tiring event even for someone who did not have brain surgery. Therefore, you will be more tired and and hurt more when you land ...Read more
Brain electricity: Seizures are caused by abnormal electrical signals in the brain. There can be many different causes of this in a baby. Some are benign, such as a rapidly rising fever. Other causes include a brain abnormality present at birth, bleeding in the brain, or deprivation of oxygen for a period of time. Epilepsy is a primary disorder of abnormal electrical activity. Neurologists specialize in this. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cause of seizures: Seizures are caused by anything that irritates the surface of the brain. This can be an infection, a disease of the brain, an injury, medications, alcohol or drugs, changes in the blood chemistry, etc. For some people, the cause is related to how the brain makes electricity, but this is most often the case for children, rather than adults. ...Read more
See below: You will have an extensive interview regarding your health, past surgeries, recent travel, and certain lifestyle practices. Then your blood will be tested for the type and iron level. You will then proceed to a donation chair where the phlebotomist will start the donation through an iv. After that (about 20 minutes), you usually get a snack. They're making sure you won't faint. Then all done. ...Read more
Varies: Even if a patient has a coma after an aneurysm rupture, they have a chance of recovery. It depends on the interventions that are taken by the neurosurgeon to reverse the cause of the coma. Frequently, there is excess pressure from hydrocephalus that is readily reversed. If the coma is because of damage to the brainstem, then the prognosis is not as good. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How will i know if it is seizure that was happening to me?Are there any symptoms before a seizure occur?
Perhaps: If a seizure starts focally you may experience an aura, such as fear, deja vu, focal weakness or numbness, mind-body dissociation, spaciness, confusion, visual or auditory hallucinations, but typically these are short in duration, mainly several seconds to maybe 1-2 minutes. Ambulatory eeg may help pinpoint. ...Read more
What can I expect when a person is taken to the hospital when they have a drug/alcohol induced seizure?
Would 4-6 beers lead to a seizure if on dilantin? How many days after drinking would a seizure be likely to occur?
Possibly: This is one of those problems where a visit to your doctor is necessary to figure out what's going on. Only after a thorough evaluation, including examination and possibly labs and other tests, can your doctor correctly diagnose you and treat you effectively. ...Read more
I meant to say, sorry, does a brain injury occur only after physical or can it happen after severe pyschological trauma ?
Thanks for clarifica: As we currently define brain injury based on the pathological findings which can include scar (gliosis), atrophy (encephalomalacia), diffuse axonal injury-this is limited to physical injury. Severe psychological trauma does not cause these physical stigmata of brain injury. At this time we do not know the similarities and differences at the biochemical level. ...Read more
Preventing PTSD: The most important thing is to talk with someone you trust about this event & your feelings. Ideally, this might be a mental health professional. They understand responses to such events, and will be able to listen compassionately and support you as you need. If a crime has been committed against you, you may also need help with police interventions. Please don't bottle this up inside. Be well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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