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What are the causes of seizures in adults?

What are the causes of seizures in adults?

Many: Unknown is most common, some causes like stroke, infection, tumor, trauma, drugs including alcohol, cardiac irregularity, sudden lowering of blood pressure etc.Etc. ...Read more

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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


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What are the most common causes of a seizure?

What are the most common causes of a seizure?

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

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What causes an adult to start having simple partial seizures?

What causes an adult to start having simple partial seizures?

Brain lesion: A focal brain lesion can provoke a series of focal seizures, "simple partial complex", and not unique to see jacksonian march of motor twitching if a growing lesion is present. Thus, causes include, tumor, stroke, abscess, localized infective parasite, blood vessel malformation, etc. ...Read more

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What would cause someone to just all the sudden have a seizure?! how common is this?

What would cause someone to just all the sudden have a seizure?! how common is this?

Idiopathic epilepsy: Seizures may be caused by brain trauma, infection or malformed brain structure that may have occurred yrs or decades before. Tomorrow and strokes can cause seizures. Still a large percentage of adult seizures are ideopathic or have no identified cause. About 1/2% of adults have seizures. ...Read more

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What are the most common causes of sleep onset seizures in the mid 30's?

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

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What causes adult absent seizures? I didn't have seizures as a child. So why would I have them as a adult

Don't know: Exactly...Head trauma, alcohol, drug interaction, medication interactions, are examples of things that could trigger a condition. Neurotransmitter imbalance, perhaps nutrient imbalance. Sometimes we never find the exact cause. Hopefully you have had a thorough workup. Consider a chinese medicine practitioner as that can add a wonderful dimension of understanding and other treatment options. ...Read more

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Can the flu shot cause seizures in adults? I had a seizure when I was 13 around the time I had a flu shot and was wondering if it could be related.

Can the flu shot cause seizures in adults? I had a seizure when I was 13 around the time I had a flu shot and was wondering if it could be related.

Depends on:: Do you have epilepsy? Or you just curious about what happened as an adolescent? Doubt the flu shot caused the seizure, and certainly if you suffered further seizures, the events would be due to other causes. ...Read more

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I have had my first seizure, two Saturday's ago, they are not common with me at all. Does it leave any kind of brain damage or cause body problems?

I have had my first seizure, two Saturday's ago, they are not common with me at all. Does it leave any kind of brain damage or cause body problems?

Get seen by doctor: Seizures can and do damage to brain tissue. I don't know what type they are but virtually seizure can lead to worse types of seizures if untreated. You need to get seen by a neurologist and bring these under control by looking for the cause and getting on treatment. Write to me if you'd like to set up a conversation: www.healthtap.com/dr-saghafi ...Read more

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Can insect bites cause a seizure in an adult? I got bit by lots of mosquitos one bite on lip swole then had my 1st and only seizure (Grand mal)

Can insect bites cause a seizure in an adult? I got bit by lots of mosquitos one bite on lip swole then had my 1st and only seizure (Grand mal)

Lots of variables: First, are you allergic to the anticoagulant the mosquito employs? Second, was the little bugger carrying a viral infection, such as West Nile? Thirdly, was it a coincidence and your seizure had a different cause? See a neurologist, and uncover answers. Likely you need to be taking an anti-epileptic medication. Also, no driving, activities at heights, using power equipment, etc. ...Read more

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When i was 14 and on a sleeping pill for an adult what couldve caused me to have 2 seizures in my sleep just eyes rolling one positive EEG in hospita?

When i was 14 and on a sleeping pill for an adult what couldve caused me to have 2 seizures in my sleep just eyes rolling one positive EEG in hospita?

Slleeping pills: Some sleeping pills in strong enough doses can do this. However if no reurrence in 10 yrs, i would put any concerns on the back burner. Do not take same pills again. 4t0 6 % of children/adolescents can have abnormal eegs. There is a certain eeg pattern which could indicate future risk. More likely eeg non epileptic. ...Read more

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When i was 14 and on a sleeping pill for an adult what couldve caused me to have 2 seizures in my sleep just eyes rolling one positive EEG in hospita ?

When i was 14 and on a sleeping pill for an adult what couldve caused me to have 2 seizures in my sleep just eyes rolling one positive EEG in hospita ?

Not epilepsy: What you describe is a sleep event of no consequence. The eeg was of no clinical value. Really no justification for chronic treatment. Certainly no reason for Dilantin now. ...Read more

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What causes seizures?

Seizures: There are a great number of reasons. Whole textbooks have been written concerning this subject. If you have a specific problem, consult with your doctor. ...Read more

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What causes seizures?

Excitable brain cell: Anything that causes brain cells to be irritated or overexcitable can cause a seizure. Genetic causes of epilepsy that lead to an abnormality in excitability of neurons or miswiring of connections can cause seizures. Also, any scar or lesion on the brain can cause seizure. Infections and other conditions that alter the body's normal chemistry can cause seizures. ...Read more

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What causes seizures?

What causes seizures?

Seizures: Seizure is caused usually by abnormal brain wave activity which arises from an area of abnormality in the brain. ...Read more

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What cause a seizures?

What cause a seizures?

Seizure causes: There are around 200, 000 new seizures and epilepsy cases each year, and a cause is only identified in about 30% of those cases. The most common causes include stroke, brain tumors, head injuries, genetic conditions, infections, abnormal sodium or blood sugar levels, etc. Certain factors known to provoke seizures include missing medication doses, alcohol/drugs, sleep deprivation and stress. ...Read more

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What causes a seizure?

Many: Most of the time it is unknown. There is along list for causes. Let your doctor decide. ...Read more

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What causes seizures ?

Over active neurons: A seizure is when the brain cell allows too much sodium or calcium and water follows, disrupting the flow of chemicals and waste products through special "gates." seizure meds are "gate blockers" to stop this from happening. ...Read more

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What causes seizures to start?

What causes seizures to start?

Unknown: When nerve cell in brain fires electrical discharges abnormally, these discharges affect other nerve cells. Our brain has protective mechanism to avoid spread of those discharges. One cause is failure of the mechanism, why one nerve cell fires abnormally is stll not completely answered. Many researches are going on and more and more new informations are coming up but still no final answer. ...Read more

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What can cause seizures at 16?

Possible causes: Many things can cause a seizure for a 16 year old (alcohol, prescription medicine, head injury) but the most common is a condition called juvenile myoclonic epilepsy. A neurology evaluation and an EEG test are very helpful for determining this. Good luck! ...Read more