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What Is The Difference Between A Concussion And A Coma
Much difference: A seizure is a sudden electrical surge in the brain usually related to brain malformation or dysplasia. Seizures can also be related to tumors or metastasis in the brain. Damage to brain by trauma, ischemia, and metabolic disorders can also result in seizure. Stroke is usually from blood vessel clot or narrowing due to atherosclerosis, high blood pressure, and hemorrhage from aneurysm. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Semantics: A person may experience a sudden event with strange behavior and altered awareness. The brain and body appear to be seized by some unknown force. This can be called a seizure. If the behavior involves tonic stiffening and then clinic jerking of the body, then it is referred to as a convulsion. Often there is difficulty breathing and foamy saliva in the mouth and perhaps incontinence. ...Read more
Awake versus not : A coma is a state of unconsciousness. A person in coma does not open eyes, or respond to the environment beyond reflexes. In vegetative state there may be eye opening, and even the patient may follow objects with their eyes, yawn and appear more "awake" but do not speak, follow commands or move purposefully. Both involve significant brain disorder. Prognosis can vary based on cause, . ...Read more
As follows: Shock is usually a diffuse dysfunction in bodily organ systems due to vascular collapse, associated with low blood sugar or low blood pressure, and secondary complications. Coma merely implicates loss of consciousness and lack of responsivity to stimuli, and can be caused by mainly disorders, including trauma. ...Read more
Associated symptoms: Migraines are a particular type of headache. A typical migraine is characterized by throbbing pain on one side of the head, associated with nausea and sensitivity to light, worse with activity and better with rest. They are sometimes, but not always, preceded by an aura (e.g. Flashing lights in the vision). Some migraines are accompanied by focal symptoms and look very much like a stroke. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Vision: In psychiatric terms a hallucination can occur in any one of the five senses. So you can have olfactory, tactile, auditory and gustatory as well as visual hallucinations. So a vision might be a visual hallucination, ssuming of course that is not actually the result of a divine intervention or an accepted experience within the individuals cultural beliefs. ...Read more
Different cause: Both feel very real to the person. Epileptic seizure is caused by abnormal electrical brain activity. Psychogenic nonepileptic seizures (or events) are not caused by abnormal electricity. They may be related to inner stress or conflict. They are treated in different ways. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Seizure : A hypoglycemic 'event' means because of severely low blood sugar you lose consciousness.But, thats not a seizure. A seizure is a burst of abnormal electrica activity. You might or might not totally lose consciousness. (There are several kinds of seizures as well.) Lastly, ultralow blood sugar can be a cause of seizure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Twitch v tremor: A twitch is normally a single movement, sometimes involving part of a muscle. It may be a local event, not related to the brain. A tremor is a repetitive, often continuous movement, typically involving multiple muscles, and it is driven by subconscious commands from the brain. ...Read more
Laceration: Both can be used interchangeably.Get a more detailed answer ›
Can be the same: An embolism is a blood clot that travels and can cause a blockage of the artery. A stroke can be caused by different things, such as an embolism or artery blockage. A stroke can also be caused by hardening of the arteries with blockage, or even an artery aneurysm that bursts with bleeding. ...Read more
Two brain illnesses: The two of these are not related. The similarity is that they both affect the brain. ...Read more
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