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Why do some people have epileptic seizures when they eat certaing foods?

Why do some people have epileptic seizures when they eat certaing foods?

Seizure trigger low: Often, foods and other lifestyle choices can aggravate an existing neurological problem like epilepsy. Common triggers may include monosodium glutamate (also known as msg), caffeine, theobromine (metabolite of caffeine in tea and chocolate), theophylline, estrogens, and nitrites in cured meats are frequent culprits. ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Reeves
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Epileptic Seizures (Definition)

Epileptic seizures. Per Mayo Clinic "Epilepsy is a central nervous system disorder (neurological disorder) in which nerve cell activity in the brain becomes disrupted, causing seizures or periods of unusual behavior, sensations and sometimes loss of ...Read more


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Why do some people have epileptic seizures when they are on shrooms?

Why do some people have epileptic seizures when they are on shrooms?

Brain toxicity: Your brain is a very complex structure that needs careful management. Putting toxic agents into the body will cause disruption of brain function. This can result in convulsions. Some people are more prone than others to the effects of toxic agents. It is not wise to mess with the brain. Treat it properly and keep it in good health, and it will provide you with good function for many years. ...Read more

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Why do certain people get epilepsy?

Why do certain people 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. ...Read more

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Why do certain people snore and some don't?

Why do certain people snore and some don't?

Why people snore: There are many reasons people snore. A lot has to do with anatomy. Short neck, large tongue, small jaw, redundant soft palate tissue, nasal congestion from cold or allergy, large turbinates, deviated nasal septum, enlarged tonsils +/- adenoid, generalized or abdominal obesity contribute to abnormal air flow through the nose and /or mouth, which often translates into noisy, audible breathing. ...Read more

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Why can some people eat loads and not get fat even if they don't exercise?

Why can some people eat loads and not get fat even if they don't exercise?

The Whys: Unfortunately, the questions that begin with "why" in medicine are often unanswerable. They can lead to great debate, philosophy, or just hang there unanswered. There is probably a lot of science and genetics behind your simple question, but that changes nothing. It just is the way it is for some people. And for those of us that do not have this we are left with the gift of life that we have. ...Read more

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Why do some vegetarians eat fish? Can that make their body sick since they're not used to meat?

Why do some vegetarians eat fish? Can that make their body sick since they're not used to meat?

Vegetarian Diet: Balanced Vegetarian Diet with vegetables, fruits, grains, nuts and dairy products is healthy. One kind of Vegetarian Diet is not for every one's liking. Some vegetarians eat fish for Protein as they think that there is not enough Protein in vegetarian Diet In reality, needs of Protein intake are met by grains, lentils, beens nuts, milk,yogurt, cheese and nuts. Fish will not make their body sick. ...Read more

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What kinds of food do women crave most during pregnancy? And why do they crave these foods in particular?

What kinds of food do women crave most during pregnancy? And why do they crave these foods in particular?

Many: Foods craved during pregnancy vary a lot between women. Yet there's no real scientific research to establish "why" they crave these foods. Some common ones include chocolate, pickles, lemons, spicy foods, potato chips, ice, ice cream, etc. Ice cravings can be more common when women have anemia. Other cravings seem more unique to the woman involved. http://tinyurl.com/ks6kr96. ...Read more

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How do psychologists avoid getting physically attacked? They have some crazy patients.

How do psychologists avoid getting physically attacked? They have some crazy patients.

It : It is important for psychologists and psychiatrists to be knowledgable about a patient's history whenever possible. Does the patient have a history of violent behavior? Does the patient suffer from a condition that is commonly associated with agitation or violence? Is the individual intoxicated on drugs or alcohol which may lower his or her inhibitions? The best predictor of future behavior is past behavior. If possible violence is anticipated, the psychologist or psychiatrist can make provisions before hand, such as ensuring that behavioral health staff or security are available to respond is necessary. As dr bunt indicated, reading one's body language and tone provides very useful cues. Most training programs teach verbal de-escalation techniques. We are also trained to set up an office in a way that would allow a provider to escape if needed and that would prevent the provider's seating from obstructing the patient's path to the door in case they want to expeditiously exit the room. ...Read more

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Any insights for why can't some people gain weight, even though they eat a lot?

Any insights for why can't some people gain weight, even though they eat a lot?

Hyperthyroid: The thyroid gland in the neck regulates metabolism from centers in the hypothalmus and pituitary gland in the brain. If your metabolism is too high, food gets burned up faster. So you can eat more calories and still not gain weight. Wow most people would enjoy eating more and not gaining weight. Unfortunately the heart cant take the increased metabolism. So we treat it to make it normal. ...Read more

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Why do some people lose consciousness when they bump their heads?

Why do some people lose consciousness when they bump their heads?

Head Injury: If one loses consciousness it is because a concussion has occured which is an injury to the brain. In other words it is like bumping the brain. ...Read more

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Do people dread cocktail parties because of what they do to their weight or see them as free food now?

Do people dread cocktail parties because of what they do to their weight or see them as free food now?

Funny : I'm not sure what you're asking. Some people dread cocktail parties and some don't. For those who do dread cocktail parties i would imagine that the reasons are varied. Btw, people can manage what they eat and drink on their own. The presence of free food and drink does not force anyone to eat or drink it. ...Read more

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Do people dream iwhile they are in a coma?

Do people dream iwhile they are in a coma?

No: Not if the person is truly in coma. Coma includes lack of responsiveness to internal as well as external stimuli, except for maintenance of basic functions, which even so are not well-regulated. Eeg in coma shows activity which is not associated with dreaming. ...Read more

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Question:why do people w/chronic alcohol abuse start havn seizures when they never have beforehand?

Question:why do people w/chronic alcohol abuse start havn seizures when they never have beforehand?

Withdrawal effect: Chronic alcohol use may cause a physiologic dependence, such that when it is abruptly stopped, one may experience a withdrawal syndrome. Alcohol has sedative effects. Stopping it leads to activation of the brain. A seizure is a severe form of activation. It can be prevented by properly treating the withdrawal with the appropriate medicines like benzodiazepines. ...Read more

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Some people feel refreshed when they have 8 hours of sleep but other people do not. Why is that?

Some people feel refreshed when they have 8 hours of sleep but other people do not. Why is that?

Many possibilities: It could be the quality of sleep or it could be some other systemic imbalance of hormones... Or other systemic problem. I would suggest seeing a physician that is familiar with sleep problems for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Why do some tall people have bad co-ordination when they walk while others do not?

Why do some tall people have bad co-ordination when they walk while others do not?

Happens to all: You are apparently tall yourself. Tall people have no greater incidence of bad coordination than do average or short people. This is widely distributed. Those with a lack of coordination can take training with sports medicine experts to improve that if that is important. ...Read more

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Why do some people sneeze very loudly, while others seem to be able to control themselves?

Why do some people sneeze very loudly, while others seem to be able to control themselves?

Each to his own: Each person has a different way to sneeze, just like each person has a different voice loudness and pitch, as well as a different cough intensity and pattern. Some of the loudness is a learned behavior as well. ...Read more

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What to do when hypoglycemia occurs? I usually find myself hunting for food quickly, even food that i avoid. I do not have diabetes.

What to do when hypoglycemia occurs? I usually find myself hunting for food quickly, even food that i avoid. I do not have diabetes.

Low carbohydrate: Stop high carb foods such as grains, lentils, potatoes based items because they cause highs and dips in blood sugar. Avoid milk protein since it causes insulin resistance. Low carb foods: meats, non starchy vegetables, avocados, saturated fatare very effective in normalizing blood sugars. For more, read: https://www.kaushikmd.com/get-started/ ...Read more

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Why do some people (mainly old people) get delirium when they have a UTI? How does that happen? Why?

Why do some people (mainly old people) get delirium when they have a UTI? How does that happen? Why?

Out of balance: You hate to think of it this way, but when we get old the body (and mind) can become very frail. Many older folk have shrinkage of brain tissue/ some elements of cognitive decline whether it is recognized or not. Add a UTI to that and u can really throw your patient for a loop. With younger folk u rarely see this unless very severe-like sepsis. Once UTI is well treated, expect patient to recover. ...Read more

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Why do some people eat more than they should but stay thin even when they are not quite active&why r they always hungry?

Why do some people eat more than they should but stay thin even when they are not quite active&why r they always hungry?

The answer to: that question has been a MYSTERY FOR-EVER and it will continue puzzle people since there is NO ANSWER except to say that METABOLIC RATES differ and are affected by MANY factors (In healthy and unhealthy people) Some people just have higher rates....what else can I say? ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Reeves
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Epilepsy (Definition)

A neurological disorder where nerve cells of the brain are injured, epilepsy results in seizures that range from nearly undetectable to extremely vigorous. Causes of epilepsy include genetics, head trauma, prenatal ...Read more


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