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What Is The Most Common Cause Of Seizures In Adults
Type 1 in younger...: Dm-1, or Insulin deficient diabetes is msot common in younger children, but the obesefication of america is increasing the number of type 2 diabetics (insulin resistance) skyrocket, although in young people type 1 is more common. Most people think it post-viral infection of beta cells producing Insulin that elicits an immune response which kills the Insulin producing beta cells. Insulin is the rx! ...Read more
Illness/Malnutrition: Among the causes are excessive Insulin produced in the body (hyperinsulinemia), inborn errors of metabolism, medications and poisons, alcohol, hormone deficiencies, prolonged starvation, alterations of metabolism associated with infection, and organ failure. Please see a doctor as it is a dangerous condition. ...Read more
Let me explain: Although the underlying causes of epilepsy are usually not known, certain factors are known to provoke seizures in people with epilepsy. Avoiding these triggers can help you avoid seizures and live better with epilepsy: missing medication doses heavy alcohol use cocaine or other drug use, such as ecstasy lack of sleep other drugs that interfere with seizure medications. ...Read more
Headache: It takes a book to write about headaches. But among the patients I see at Urgent Care, it is migraine headache. I assume because it is more severe and harder to treat with OTC meds so they see doctor more. Other common causes are stress, lack of sleep, and fatigue that can trigger tension headache. ...Read more
Common CA: That's a great ? If you look at the cancers that can be linked to causes that would be Tobacco products, which cause lung, pancreatic, esophageal, bladder, head&neck cancers to name a few. If you look at the number of skin cancers we see annually(like 3 to 4 million) the sun and tanning beds would win. ...Read more
Medication: A slow heart rate can be normal in fit individuals at rest. Many medications, notably beta blockers, slow the heart rate. A slow heart rate can also be due to disease of the av node, which conducts impulses from the atria to the ventricles. This can be due to scarring from heart attack or aging, and is seen in some infections such as lyme disease and chagas disease. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Graves' disease: Hi. Graves' disease is the most common. This is followed by subacute thyroiditis, which is followed by "toxic" (misnomer...not poisonous) or "hot" (misnomer...they're body temp) nodule(s). In there, you have to factor iatrogenic...usually thyroid cancer patients we deliberately make biochemically hyperthyroid. But good ol' Graves' is definitely in 1st place! Good luck! ...Read more
Genetics: Defect in cerebral arterial walls which are often genetically determined, especially at branch points of the major brain arteries are the locations from which aneurysms arise. Hypertension and cigarette smoking are also big risk factors, especially hypertension. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Several: Based upon the age of insert, they would almost certainly be partial insert seizures (aka "localization related"). At least half the time, no clear reason is uncovered for them starting. Other causes include prior trauma, abnormal tangles of blood vessels stuck in the brain, "birthmarks" on the brain in a localized area, among others. Brain tumor is possible, but less common. ...Read more
Head size: The primary factor leading to recurrent middle ear disease in infants is their head size and its impact on the drainage of the middle ear. The middle ear space has a narrow and shortened tube that drains mucous into the throat. It easily plugs, allows fluid backup and throat germs get into the ear.As the kid gets bigger, drainage improves and the risk declines. ...Read more
Cause unknown: The vast majority of intracranial aneurysms occur sporadically and the cause is unknown. It is likely that there is a genetic predisposition of certain people that have a weakness in the construction of the arterial wall that overtime bulges out and forms an aneurysm. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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