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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
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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