What are the tests for seizure disorder?

Many. Researchers and physicians use a variety of diagnostic imaging techniques and chemical and metabolic analyses to detect, manage, and treat neurological disease. Common tests include: blood lab work, genetic testing, neuro exam, x-rays, mri, ct scans, angiography, biopsy, cerebrospinal fluid analysis, emg, eeg and pet scanning.
EEG and imaging. The most common tests are an electroencephalogram -EEG, and neuroimaging, usually MRI. When seizures are hard to control, ambulatory EEG. If surgery is considered PET scanning may be considered.
PET scan... Pet and spect scans can be helpful in mapping seizure foci. Ictal or interictal scans can be performed.

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What are the presenting symptoms of seizure disorder?

Very variable. It may be from an episode of loosing awareness without "passing out" to full blown seizures involving one or more limbs. It depends on the region of the brain that is affected. Read more...
Diff. kinds seizures. Diagnosis is on a clinical basis by exclusion. General seizures involve a wide area of the brain in a symmetric pattern while focal ones are in one area. Grand mal and complex partial seizures include loss of consciousness while simple do not. Grand mal are tonic or muscle rigidity and clonic or muscle spasms, and have tongue biting and incontinence. Petit mal have motor events and briefly ipc. Read more...

How would manage a seizure disorder on a daily basis?

See a neurologist: After a first seizure, evaluation should focus on excluding an underlying neurologic or medical condition, assessing the relative risk of seizure recurrence and determining whether treatment is indicated. Successful management of patients with recurrent seizures begins with the establishment of an accurate diagnosis of epilepsy syndrome followed by treatment using an appropriate medication. Read more...
Follow instructions. The best way to manage a seizure disorder is to follow your doctors instructions, including taking your medication regularly, following a reasonable diet, avoiding any triggers of your seizures such as alcohol, drug and any activity that has been associated with your seizures. You should get an appropriate amount of sleep, approximately 8 hours, avoid sleep deprivation. Read more...

What is the definition or description of: seizure disorder?

Recurring seizures. Seizure 'disorder' - tendency to have unprovoked recurrent seizures, often, not exclusively, convulsions. It is disordered neuronal activity in the brain that causes disruption of thinking or involuntary movements, loss of consciousness; also called epilepsy. Some doctors loosely call a single seizure a 'disorder' but should't apply to a single one caused by an unusual trigger that can be avoided. Read more...
See below. 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 two or more seizures. Read more...

What would need to know about someone with a seizure disorder?

See below: Epilepsy is not contagious. It is not necessarily a disability, rather an inconvenience for the afflicted individual. No need to be overprotective. Make plans ahead of time to handle seizures. Be calm. Protect from potential injury. Never try to restrain the movements. Help them recover from the seizure (sleep is okay). Single seizure > 10 min or no recovery of consciousness necessitates 911 call. Read more...
How to be helpful. Would be beneficial to find out what type of seizure the person has, do they have an aura preceding, how long the seizures usually last to determine if you should call 911 immediately or wait a few minutes and whether there are triggers such as low blood sugar, which you might be able to manage. Read more...

If I have a seizure disorder, should I wear a medical id bracelet?

Good idea. Most people do not know what to do if someone falls and twitches, so an id bracelet lets by-standers get an idea about what is happening. Read more...

Yerba mate is that allright to take if you have a seizure disorder?

Yerba mate. Yerba mate which comes from the holly plant can be had as a tea. Since it contains caffiene i would not suggest its use in a seizure disorder. Read more...
Yerba mate. Yerba mate, a shrub from south america is used as a beverage w antioxidant effects ; nutritional value. Yerba mate contains caffeiene. Because caffeine can lower the seizure threshold for some recommend that you discuss with your physician. Read more...

With a controlled seizure disorder, on meds, would one still qualify for disability?

Why disabled ??? If you have a controlled seizure disorder why would you be disabled? Would someone with well controlled blood pressure be disabled? How about someone with insomnia, diabetes or a skin condition? Unless you can come up with a reason you can't do anything productive even with basic accommodations at a work site, i don't consider a controlled seizure disorder a disability. Go do something productive. Read more...

I am 39 and have a seizure disorder. I need to lose 50lbs. Can I join a gym and workout?

Varies. It varies somewhat based upon the severity of you seizure disorder.. I would sure check with your doctor. Dehydration and elevated body temperatures can occur during exercise and promote seizures, so you would want to start slow and be well hydrated. Check with your doctor. Read more...