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Can sleep apnea induce seizures in a non epileptic patient?

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Dr. Patrick Melder
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
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In brief: Unlikely

Highly unlikely but in a patient with known seizure activity.
. Sleep apnea can make the seizure activity worse.

In brief: Unlikely

Highly unlikely but in a patient with known seizure activity.
. Sleep apnea can make the seizure activity worse.
Dr. Patrick Melder
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Dr. Sumeet Kumar
Neurology

In brief: No

If you are referring to non-epileptic (psychogenic) seizures, then the answer is no.
However, if someone is having seizures at night (or day for that matter), that should be evaluated further with an eeg and a visit to the neurologist, at the least.

In brief: No

If you are referring to non-epileptic (psychogenic) seizures, then the answer is no.
However, if someone is having seizures at night (or day for that matter), that should be evaluated further with an eeg and a visit to the neurologist, at the least.
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Dr. Carlo Hatem
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care

In brief: No

Sleep apnea can cause a lot of health problems primarily related to blood pressure and heart function.
It is not a recognized cause of seizure.

In brief: No

Sleep apnea can cause a lot of health problems primarily related to blood pressure and heart function.
It is not a recognized cause of seizure.
Dr. Carlo Hatem
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