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Is there a cure for epilespy that can be monitored?

No: Some people can come off medication but they are still epileptics and should be followed by their physician. ...Read more

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How is that there are at least 3 different forms of epilespy in my family? diangosis grandmal as teenager... Never outgrown. diangosis hereditary but sick as child.

How is that there are at least 3 different forms of epilespy in my family? diangosis grandmal as teenager... Never outgrown. diangosis hereditary but sick as child.

This is a puzzle: Very interesting story. I would have to say that it is likely that there is some kind of link through your family for epilepsy/seizure disorder, regardless of type. It is not impossible for a person in a family with such a link to see different types of seizure disorder in other family members. ...Read more

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Ihave impotence. I with normal hermonal, I take depakine chrono, lamotrigine. Does epilespy & his drugs cause ED ? Does lamotrigine not cause ED?

Ihave impotence. I with normal hermonal, I take depakine chrono, lamotrigine. Does epilespy & his drugs cause ED ? Does lamotrigine not cause ED?

The drugs mess u up: Not so much the epilepsy that leads to ED...but definitely the drugs and their combination with each other can be big time cause of ED. ...Read more

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What is the difference between myoclonic epilempsy and benign myoclonic epilempsy?

What is the difference between myoclonic epilempsy and benign myoclonic epilempsy?

Not much: Benign Myoclonic epilepsy may be simply "twiching" of a muscle or group of muscles. With increasing severity the twitching may spread or be prolonged. A neurologist should be consulted since treatment is available. ...Read more

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What is epilepsy?

What is epilepsy?

Risk for seizures: Epilepsy is a clinical condition of a risk for seizures. Most common is symptomatic epilepsy in which a scar focus or metabolic disorder or genetic condition is the cause. Many epilepsies are called ideopathic because no definite cause can be found. Detailed history, thorough neurological examination, eeg, brain imaging, and genetic and metabolic evaluations may be appropriate. ...Read more

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Epilepsy or syncope?

Epilepsy or syncope?

Common dilema: Whether an event is a seizure or syncope is a common question. You have had part of an evaluation for epilepsy. What needs to be done is see a cardiologist and have a tilt table study for syncope. ...Read more

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What causes epilepsy?

What causes epilepsy?

Brain hyperexcitable: The exact cause & mechanism may be unknown most of the time. Conditions such as cerebral infarct, brain tumor, increased intracranial pressure b/c of any reason, infection of the brain or meninges of brain, metabolic disturbances, eg. Hypoglycemia, electrolyte abnormalities, head injury causing concussion or coupe contrecoup brain injury, aneurysms or a/v malformation, benign increase in icp, etc. ...Read more

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What causes epilepsy?

Brain attacks: Epilepsy is a clinical condition of a risk for seizure events. It affects at least 1.5 percent of adults. Causes include genetics, brain injury, drug toxicity, metabolic disorders, cancer, stroke, degenerative diseases, etc. Up to 30 percent have no definite cause. ...Read more

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What causes epilepsy?

What causes epilepsy?

Abnormal nerves: epilepsy is due to a group of nerves in the brain firing out of synchrony with the normal, firing nerves in the brain. can be caused by scar tissue in the nerves caused by any type of trauma, such as stroke, head injury, brain tumor, or some people for some reason are born with it. some theorize that people with epilepsy are born with the propensity to have abnormally firing nerves. ...Read more

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How to cure epilepsy?

Possible but unusual: Epilepsy seems best addressed if a surgical procedure deals with a focal temporal lobe lesion. Cortical lesions are much less responsive. Other than excision of affected lesion area, the more diffuse problems are not really curable and only hope is to control with meds or vagal nerve stimulators. ...Read more

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Is epilepsy inherited?

Is epilepsy inherited?

Occasionally: There are different forms of epilepsy. Usually, you don't see epilepsy in the offspring of epileptics, although, there exists an increased risk for those born of an epileptic. ...Read more

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How to clear epilepsy?

Broad: This is a rather broad question. There are many ways to treat epilepsy and it can be quite complex to evaluate and treat the right way. Sometimes cures can be achieved as well if the assessment is individualized and done properly. Would be happy to provide a virtual consult and go over your particular case. ...Read more

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How common is epilepsy?

3rd most common: According to the epilepsy foundation website, epilepsy is the third most common neurological disease in the US after Alzheimer's and stroke. It affects almost 3 million Americans and 50 million persons worldwide. ...Read more

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What triggers epilepsy?

What triggers epilepsy?

Many factors: Epilepsy is the tendency to have repeated seizures. Although any of us can have a seizure if our internal environment is sufficiently altered, certain conditions can cause the brain to have repeated seizures. These include inborn abnormalities, brain tumors, brain trauma, vascular malformations, and others. These lesions cause an imbalance of irritability over suppression of electrical activity. ...Read more

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How do you get epilepsy?

How do you get epilepsy?

Multiple reasons: Epilepsy, a condition characterized by recurrent, unprovoked epileptic seizures, has multiple causes. These include: genetic, head trauma, certain brain infections, and stroke. Even with the most sophisticated diagnostic techniques, there are a significant number of cases in which the cause is not known. This, of course, does not mean that the person does not have epilepsy. ...Read more

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How do you get epilepsy?

How do you get epilepsy?

Many ways: Genetics is one way. Some even believe that even in the "non-genetic epilepsies, " that there is a "genetic predisposition" that makes some people more susceptible to developing epilepsy from head trauma, stroke, dementia, encephalitis, or brain tumors. ...Read more

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Is epilepsy hereditary?

Epilepsy: Those who do develop epilepsy may be more likely to have a history of seizures in their family. This family history suggests that it is easier for them to develop epilepsy than for people with no genetic tendency. ...Read more

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Can anyone get epilepsy?

Cause of epilepsy: There is no single cause for epilepsy; structural derangement, space occupying lesions, toxic and metabolic features, in born errors, traumatic brain injury and other may cause epilepsy. In a simple terms uncontrolled electrical discharges from brain cells may result in seizures and epilepsy so any one who has a risk factor can get epilepsy. ...Read more