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Will seizure kill me?

Will seizure kill me?

It can: But most people with seizures die from other unrelated causes. Some seizures can become resistant to treatment and become continuous, leading to death. Needless to say, you should not be operating vehicles or machinery. ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Seizure (Definition)

Seizure is also known as Generalized seizures in adults. A seizure is a symptom in which a person has a convulsion or epileptic attack, usually involving jerking movements of the head, limbs, and rest of the body. It represents abnormal brain function, and can be caused by fever (mainly in young children), by brain infections or tumors, by drug abuse or overdoses, by chemical ...Read more


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Will febrile seizure kill me?

Will febrile seizure kill me?

Too old: You are too old for a febrile seizures. the age range is 6 months to 6 years. Adults who have seizures with fever have infections of the brain or have epilepsy that is precipitated by illness. ...Read more

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My doctor lowered my Valium from 20mg a day to 15mg a day. Can this cause a seizure or kill me? I'm in school studying for a certification, veryscared

My doctor lowered my Valium from 20mg a day to 15mg a day. Can this cause a seizure or kill me? I'm in school studying for a certification, veryscared

Probably not.: While abrupt withdrawal of Valium (going from 20 mg to 0 mg, or stopping cold turkey) could kill you, a gradual decrease in dosage is most probably not going to cause a seizure. In fact it will probably be helpful; but it depends on what the Valium ...Read more

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Can seizures kill your brain structures?

Can seizures kill your brain structures?

NO!!: Seizures are a reaction of irritated cells of the brain. When these cells seize their need for oxygen and glucose goes way up. If given good support they recover nicely. If poorly managed, damage can occur. Many epilepsy patients suffer repeated seizures but are entirely normal between seizures. ...Read more

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What to do if I have p.o.t.s and seizures can this kill off much needed brain cells?

What to do if I have p.o.t.s and seizures can this kill off much needed brain cells?

No: Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome is an Autonomic nervous system problem, not in the brain. Epilepsy does come from the brain, but seizures do not kill any brain cells (with the rare exception of status epilepticus). In short, neither problem will kill brain cells--unless you do nothing to control them and they lead to disastrous complications. Take care! ...Read more

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Sorry if left un treated can arachnoid cyst causing seizure vision headache motor function loss memory loss weight loss kill you I've had it for 10yrs?

Sorry if left un treated can arachnoid cyst causing seizure vision headache motor function loss memory loss weight loss kill you I've had it for 10yrs?

Qualified NO: Only approximately 5% of arachnoid cysts become symptomatic, and 75% of the symptomatic cysts occur in children, not adults. So your approximate chance of becoming symptomatic is 1% i.e. it's 99% likely that the cyst won't bother you. Depending on the location the cyst could cause seizures or vision problems, etc. However, NO treatment is indicated UNLESS the patient has symptoms. ...Read more

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What are seizures?

What are seizures?

Bad brain activity: A seizure is an abnormal motor or sensory event that is caused by abnormal electrical discharges of the brain. Usually the brain can inhibit or suppress abnormal activity. However in certain disease states, genetic syndromes, scarring of the brain or acute infection or injury, the brain inhibition is lost and seizure activity will occur. ...Read more

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What can happen after a seizure?

What can happen after a seizure?

Depends: Bodily injury is possible if the seizure occurs in certain places or occasions, but single seizures are unlikely to cause major problems. Repeated seizures are different and need immediate evaluation and treatment especially if they occur close together (status epilepticus). ...Read more

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What causes youngsters to have seizure disorders?

What causes youngsters to have seizure disorders?

Many causes:: Reasons for seizures include: infections; metabolic disorders; drugs: medications; poisons; disordered blood vessels; bleeding inside the brain; & many yet undiscovered problems most common type of seizure in children is the febrile seizure (when an infection associated with a high fever develops). For 3 out of 4 children, the causes remain unknown. ...Read more

Dr. William Singer
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Convulsion (Definition)

Convulsions are rhythmic contractions of all muscles in the body, which create a violent rhythmic motion. A common type of convulsion is ...Read more