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

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

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 is a seizure?

What is a seizure?

Neuron discharge: Seizures are of many types and result from incoordinated neuron discharges. They can be focal without loss of consciousness or more severe with loss of consciousness as well as uncontrolled motor movements. ...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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Can a seizure be cured?

Can a seizure be cured?

Treated/not cured: People with epilepsy have more and better treatment options than ever before. There are now 20 antiepileptic drugs approved for use in the United States, and many more are in development. The use of surgery has been greatly refined, and new surgical techniques have been developed. People also may be treated with vagus nerve stimulation or the ketogenic diet in some cases. ...Read more

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What are silent seizures?

What are silent seizures?

No clinical seizure: Pt. Does not show clinical seizure but neurophysiological testing like eeg will show seizure discharges. ...Read more

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What are atonic seizures?

What are atonic seizures?

Loss of tone: Some complex epileptic have drop attacks=fall to the floor because of loss of muscle tone in legs
usually have other seizures like tonic= totally stiff or starring spells in same child--or myoclonic seizures like simple jerks of trunk or limb. ...Read more

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What are partial seizures?

What are partial seizures?

Only part of brain: At least at onset these seizures affect only part of the brain. Typically one remains awake - unless generalized to the other hemisphere or occasionally with complex partial seizures. Often confused with panic disorder, migraine headaches, dissociation, amnesia, schizophrenia, bipolar affective disorder, and medication/elicit drug reactions. ...Read more

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What exactly is a seizure?

What exactly is a seizure?

What is a seizure: A seizure is a clinical condition caused by electrical excitation over a part of (or all of) the surface of the brain. It may cause loss of awareness, loss of consciousness, breath holding, muscle movements, twitching, or vocalization, among other things. ...Read more

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How to feel after a seizure?

How to feel after a seizure?

Quite variable: After a convulsion people usually are pretty tired, often sleep for a while, and may have muscular soreness. After other kinds of seizures there may be little or no unusual feeling, depending upon the exact seizure type. ...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 are symptoms of seizures?

Multiple: The symptoms depend upon the location of the seizure within the brain. These may include- unusual tastes/odors; rising sensation from the stomach; other abnormal sensory perceptions, loss of awareness, shaking or tingling or an arm or leg, or even brief body jerks. ...Read more

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Why is my baby having seizures?

Why is my baby having seizures?

Many possible causes: First of all, you want to make sure that your baby is having true epileptic seizures and not some other non-epileptic events. Causes of seizures depend on age and situation. There are many possible causes including fever, metabolic changes, prior abnormal brain development, brain injury, tumors, strokes and hemorrhages, and genetic causes. It is best to seek expert advice from your doctor(s). ...Read more

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How to tell if i had a seizure?

How to tell if i had a seizure?

See a doctor: Important to see a physician. Bring a witness, if possible. Details of your event(s) are helpful. May be supplemented with testing: mri, eeg, lab work. ...Read more

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What are all seizure disorders?

What are all seizure disorders?

Epilepsy Syndromes: Many epileptologists (neurologists who specialist in epilepsy) are working to change our language from "seizure disorder" to epilepsy so that patients and others loose fear of the word epilepsy and can find good information at places like www.epilepsy.com - there are likely as many forms of epilepsy as forms of cancer. To treat well, ask a doctor to help find the reason if having seizures. ...Read more

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What's the symptoms of seizure?

What's the symptoms of seizure?

Many: There are many types of seizures. Some consist of becoming unresponsive, some will have stiffening and/or shaking of one side of your body or your entire body. The list goes on... But the bottom line is that if you think that you or a family member had a seizure, then get checked. Undiagnosed and untreated seizures can be very dangerous. ...Read more

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How to know if I have a seizure?

How to know if I have a seizure?

Hard to say: It depends on your symptoms, past history, medications, family history, and recent events. Deja vu, wetting youself, biting your tongue, loss of consciousness, automatisms, confusion, among other symptoms can be seizure related. Based on your concerns, it is best to seek advice of a neurologist to go over your history in detail and examine you to best understand what is occurring. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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What is meant by "chill seizure"?

What is meant by "chill seizure"?

Febrile seizures: These are common in children less than 5 when fever spike all of a sudden--most have no residual, normal developmentally--a small group of children presenting with atypical features like long duration, unilateral, have post ictal paralysis, strong family history continue to have seizures then it is epilepsy. ...Read more

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What are the top 5 seizure causes?

What are the top 5 seizure causes?

Cause of seizures: 'opinion not a decision'.
Every shake is not a seizure; all seizures do not shake.
Seizures have many causes including: alcohol and alcohol withdrawal;
drugs;
prescribed medications;
brain injury;
stroke;
brain tumor;
family history of seizures;
brain infections;
metabolic encephalopathy. ...Read more

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What is the definition of seizure?

Episode of altered: Consciousness. This can involve full loss of consciousness, loss of awareness with amnesia, or variations. A focal motor or sensory seizure however, may preserve awareness and just involve local area if it does not generalize. More than one seizure would be c/w epilepsy. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of seizures?

Aura: Most common symptom before a seizure is aura, either a funny light, weird sound, sudden change in mood followed by seizure onset. ...Read more

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What increases my risk for seizures?

A lot: A lot of things increase ur risk for seizures. ...Read more

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What are common signs for a seizure?

Altered consciousnes: A seizure may be associated with a loss of conscious awareness in part or fully. There may be an initial aura such as fear, deja vu, or focal tingling. One might experience transient immobilization or a full blown convulsion. Not unique to experience post-ictal period of confusion and disorientation. Tongue biting and incontinence varies. ...Read more

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Im having seizures and blacking out?

Since you asked: This question 3 hours ago i hope you are at the emergency room by now! ...Read more

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What could cause jacksonian seizures?

What could cause jacksonian seizures?

An epileptic focus: Hughlings jackson described how a focus in the brain can start a seizure that can march along the motor strip producing a progression of seizure activity. This became known as the jacksonian march. A focal scar or lesion can set this off usually on the very outer surface of the frontal lobe of the brain. ...Read more

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What is partial elementary seizures?

What is partial elementary seizures?

Antiquated term: We now use the term SIMPLE partial seizures. This is a type of seizure affecting a small area of the brain, is on 1 side only (no spread) & can involve funny feelings, sensations, or motor movements. However, MENTAL AWARENESS of the patient isn't lost. Contrast this to COMPLEX partial seizures where awareness of the environment is lost. Questions? www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi Key Code: PDXFNR ...Read more

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What are the different kinds of seizures?

Focal, generalized: Simply a generalized seizure occurs with a gran mal event, with a convulsion. A petit mal causes a brief lack of attention, and brief unawareness in adolescents. A focal motor sz causes focal unilateral shaking. Complex partial seizure starts with aura, such as deja vu, then repetitive automatic motions, then confusion, and amnesia that episode occurred. Other info available at aan.Com. ...Read more

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What we should do if someone has a seizure?

Avoid injury.: Make sure that pt.Does not hurt himself, do not try to insert spoon in mouth, if possible turn head to one side without hurting pt. A good description of seizure from the beginning until pt. Is fully conscious with timing will help a doctor more than testing. ...Read more

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What might be the cause of repeated seizures?

What might be the cause of repeated seizures?

Repeated seizures: Toxins, metabolic disease, HIV or other infections, tumors, aneurysms, scars from trauma, illicit drug use or withdrawal. ...Read more

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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

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Why am I having seizures all of a sudden? 37weeks

CAll your Dr !!!!: If you are pregnant & have started having seizures you need to call your dr or go in to urgent care immediately. If a known seizure patient, you need to achieve better control for both your health, & this may reflect changes in your body like blood pressure increases that could harm you both. Make the call or go now ! ...Read more