Do alcohol related seizures cause brain damage?

Too much excitement. Altho alcohol is a nerve poison in high doses, seizures are a direct threat to the brain regardless of the cause of the seizures. Seizures provoke high levels of metabolic activity which both directly and indirectly damage nerve cells. This damage may be irreversible.

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Can seizures cause brain damage? If so how?

Yes. Seizures can be caused by brain injury, but they can also cause new injury. Lack of oxygen (anoxia) can cause brain damage. This can be from inability to breath. Also, pressure within the skull can spike during a seizure, and with prolonged elevation, this could theoretically reduce blood flow. Direct trauma from convulsions or falls, too, can sometimes be seen. Read more...

Can repetitive seizures that are uncontrolls cause brain damage?

Yes. If it deprives the person of oxygen which is what our brain needs to function properly. There are seizure specialists ( neurologists) and specialized centers that work with patients to control seizures. Read more...
You need help. Repetitive seizures are dangerous and progressive harmful, and create profound complications. They certainly can be improved and likely far better controlled, but you need to contact an epilepsy specialist, and recommend your local mayo clinic group. Many meds could be used, but maybe a surgery could help, or a vagal nerve stimulator. All is not lost, seek a new direction. Read more...
Yes. There is a phenomenon with seizures called kindling. A seizure may start as a small focus. If it continues or recurs, it spreads and involves other surrounding groups of neurons. This in turn can grow further. The end result is a large number of cells firing off electrically-- a seizure focus. This is the rationale for controlling seizures early. Excessive uncontrolled brain activity is damaging. Read more...

Can a seizure from mushrooms cause brain damage and what can u do to recover from it?

Yes. A seizure from anything can cause brain damage. There is nothing you can do but wait, not use any more mushrooms or any other recreational drugs, take your medicines and listen to your doctors. Read more...

I have had my first seizure, two Saturday's ago, they are not common with me at all. Does it leave any kind of brain damage or cause body problems?

Get seen by doctor. Seizures can and do damage to brain tissue. I don't know what type they are but virtually seizure can lead to worse types of seizures if untreated. You need to get seen by a neurologist and bring these under control by looking for the cause and getting on treatment. Write to me if you'd like to set up a conversation: www.healthtap.com/dr-saghafi. Read more...

Can febrile seizures cause permanent brain damage?

Usually not. To call the seizure as a febrile seizure, the age of the child should be between 6 mo and 6 yrs, the seizure should be associated with the sudden raise of high temp, the sizure should be generalized and less than 15 mins, even if it is prolonged and it was purely a febrile seizure, it does not cause permanent brain injury. Read more...
By definition-no. The problem in infancy is separating out the ones that have a seizure disorder that became evident during an event, or an event that was a simple febrile seizure. Febrile seizures by definition are relatively brief, come on in a defined fashion, and do not involve any interference with providing oxygen to the brain. If they have a bad seizure & get brain damage, it is a seizure disorder. Read more...

Can febrile seizures cause permanent brain damage in a person?

Definition issue. By definition, febrile seizures are considered benign, lasting only minutes & not leading to respiratory compromise. As long as the brain & heart get oxygen, the chances of death or disability is remote & kids outgrow them. However, some kids with epilepsy will have a seizure with a fever, & carry a fsz label but go on to have major seizures with damage as they get older. Read more...

If you had febrile seizures when you were young, could it caused brain damage?

Not by definition. Febrile seizures are common:1/20 kids 6m-6yr. By definition the term is applied to seizures not thought to be triggered by or cause brain injury.Whether brief or longer, the label was seldom used if the kids seizure resulted in impairment of oxygen flow to the brain which would be the main cause of injury.The seizure itself did not.Problems come if true epilepsy emerges in young kids & confuses us. Read more...

If seizure only on one side of body in three year old autistic child lasts 15 minutes can it cause brain damage or be fatal? Occured 3 xs in 3 mos..

Evaluation by a . Pediatric neurologist is needed, with an eeg & an MRI of the brain, tho' abnormalities in the area causing seizures may be too small to be seen. A child with autism has a 2% risk of manifesting epilepsy by age 5 & an 8% risk by age 10. With autism & intellectual disability, the risk increases to 35% by age 5 & 67% by age 10. If he falls when he has a seizure, he could get hurt & may need a helmet. Read more...
It depends. One main danger of a seizure is that a person may stop breathing. That can lead to brain damage and even death, especially if prolonged. Also, there is the risk of something called: aspiration pneumonia caused by inhaling the stomach contents into the lungs from vomiting around the time of the seizure. A child having a seizure could injure her/himself accidentally during the event. Read more...