Epilepsy

Epilepsy is a condition characterized by recurrent seizures that many include repetitive muscle jerking called convulsions. They are brought about by sudden abnormal discharges from brain cells and vary from minor twitches to what is called grand mal seizures.

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Epilepsy

What are the symptoms of mild epilepsy?

Epilepsy is diagnosed by a person having seizures. For some people the seizures are frequent and strong. Someone having a milder form will not get seizures very often. The seizures they get will be very mild, maybe manifesting themselves as short periods of loss of conciousness, or even just feeling a little "strange" (hard to really describe this as it is different for different people) for a moment and then feeling fine. They may feel like a seizure is coming on, but it never actually happens. Most seizures are preceded by something as a person feels it coming on. This is normally called an aura, which is different for different people, the strange feeling I mentioned. It could be a physical sensation. The seizure will then follow. Someone with a mild form may get an aura, but not have a full seizure at all.

some of the other side symptoms are that the person see double of evrything and sometime walks like they are drunk

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Epilepsy

What is a good sentence for epilepsy?

My friend has epilepsy, she had a seizure today at the carnival.

my sister-in-law has epilepsy and she had a seizure while she was at the mall shopping my sister-in-law were out taking a walk along the beach her in her binki when she fell down and started to have a seizure on the beach

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Epilepsy

How do you know if your baby has epilepsy?

your baby wil have frequent jerks

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Are Grand Mal seizures genetic?

People can get seizures for all sorts of reasons. Some people who have epilepsy can have it genetically. Most people's epilepsy is not genetic, so most Grand Mal seizures are not genetic.

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Epilepsy

Is there a link between ADHD and epilepsy?

My son was ridiculously hyperactive in his first four years, then petit mal (absence seizures) were exceptionally noticeable-even up to four minutes if left alone, and he could automatically do just about everything- scary concept if ur child is crossing the street alone on his way to school, or playing contact sport or being bullied because of seizures:( he'll keep walking, but not be aware of anything. he was diagnosed as positive with EEG tests etc, and went onto epilim for about four years. his concentration improved , but during the initial phases his medication was too high and he became violently hyperactive, reduced the meds and back to perfect.

after three years solid with no seizures we stopped epilim and it hasn't returned since. he has however suffered typical (and very frustrating)adhd symptoms- he plays drums when the hyperactivity gets too much and his legs never stop moving.hes never been diagnosed with add/adhd BUT i am certain that this explains EVERYTHING. in my mind there is a definite link between them.

his father has tourettes with adhd so it is highly possible...

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Epilepsy

How a person treat himself for Cheyletiellosis?

Use any pet flea treatment, adjusting dosage for your weight, for 2 months.

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How can epilepsy be prevented?

By taking the epileptic medication given by the neurologist.

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What is the scientific name for Epilepsy?

Epilepsy is also called a seizure disorder.
Epilepsy is the only name for it, it is from the Ancient Greek word epilēpsía, it means "to seize".epilepspy is also goes by the name of convulsions with are also seizures

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Epilepsy

What might happen to a police officer who has just developed epilepsy?

Epilepsy and Police WorkEpilepsy is usually manageable with the right medication. I would think that it would depend on department regulations and civil rights laws. Perhaps you should contact your PA rep. and discuss what your options might be.

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  • I have heard of a Police Officer who joined up with epilepsy - as far I am aware it hasn't caused any problems for them.
  • Obviously the person has to be "seizure free" in order to drive ANY car. If not "seizure free" they are not able to continue their employment, because being a licensed driver is a basic requirement for all Police Officers, everywhere.
  • Talk to your HR dept or Union rep and/or contact the EEOC. Under the Americans with Disabilities act, they have to make reasonable accommodation for your disability. Reassigning you to a non-driving position while your medication is being regulated may well be a reasonable accommodation.
  • The answers above are too vague, and a better answer is available if you refer in the Discussion tab to the ORIGINAL question. If an employee becomes incapable of performing EVEN ONE of the job's "essential functions" (defined by the employer, not the employee) that employee has zero protection under ADA. Someone determined by a doctor to be unfit to drive a car or use a firearm is unable to perform essential functions of a police officer. ADA protection (and parallel state law protection) is gone. The employer has no duty to consider accommodation or to search for a reasonable (not too expensive or bothersome) accommodation. Many workers miss the point that disability laws cover only a narrow middle slice of medically impaired workers. ADA does not protect anyone with a minor or temporary impairment; nor does it protect anyone with a profound medical impairment that renders one or more essential duties impossible. ADA obliges employers to give attention to the middle-ground situation: substantial permanent impairment, but still marginally capable of doing the current job, with low cost accommodation. One answer above suggested reassignment. ADA (and parallel state law) includes no obligation to create a new and different position for the now-unqualified worker. A police officer must be able to drive and use firearms; if you can't do your current job, you are legally entitled to no accommodation from the employer.
  • Since epilepsy can be controlled for 10, 20, 30 years without seizure, I wouldn't see why one couldn't become technically a police officer. However, our culture might not make it possible. Common folk who hear about such hire will get just a little bit paranoid when their sixth-grade paradigms are challenged. Many conclude, through an erroneous chain of assumption something like, if someone has epilepsy they have brain damage and if they have brain damage they have a mental disorder, if they have a mental disorder how can they (work, drive a car, become a police officer)? Add to that, a social more for the police officer to clean-the-state when the law doesn't quite let it happen and someone with epilepsy will face some strong obstacles upon hire.
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How do you let a potential employer know that you have a disability like epilepsy without jeopardizing your chances of employment?

Unless they ask you directly, you don't have to tell them. And if they do ask you, they can't choose not to hire you because of your epilepsy. After you are hired, it is probably a good idea to tell them for safety reasons.

I disagree! For your safety and those around you,tell them! Should they choose to fire you, sue them for discrimination. A few restrictions could apply ( for safety) but I would not call epilepsy a disability to the point of not being able to work. I have epilepsy, for 22 years, and still working!

When you are applying for employment in Canada (at least in the teaching profession) you have to inform them about your epilepsy. It is a health and safety issue. I have epilepsy (for 38 years now) and found that honesty is the best policy. Once the issue is out in the open many people are interested in the topic and ask you questions about it. Just be prepared to reassure employers and coworkers that it does not affect your work performance.

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Multiple Sclerosis
Epilepsy

Can MS be mistaken for Epilepsy by doctors?

They are very different conditions. A good doctor would not confuse them.

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Epilepsy

What are the ailments of epilepsy?

Those who suffer from it get headaches, frauting, blackouts , eye pains and can not drive , or swim.

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Which of the following is the most accurate statement about epilepsy?

Epilepsy is a condition defined as being the tendency to have recurring seizures.

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Brain

Can seizures cause brain tissue loss?

There is no reference about brain tissue loss due to seizures. (I haven't found any information about this subject, however, this isn't a definitive response)

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How many types of epilepsy is there?

there is three types of seizures

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Child Health
Epilepsy

Can malnourishment cause new onset of seizure activity?

Being malnourished is not good for any aspect of health, so it could be a factor, but seizure activity is more likely to be caused by other things.

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Turmeric

Does turmeric cure epilepsy?

Epilepsy has many forms and causes, so there is no one thing that can be said to cure it. Epilepsy can be controlled by medication.

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Epilepsy

What is the incubation of epilepsy?

Epilepsy doesn't have an incubation. It is not an infectious disease. It can be caused by a lot of different things, and could start at any time. For example, someone could sustain a serious head injury, after a serious accident and it is then possible that they could start to get seizures from then onwards.

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Should a person with epilepsy fly?

People with epilepsy can fly as a passenger, but should never be given any kind of pilot license.

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Epilepsy

Can vagus nerve damage cause seizures?

Yes, it can as the vagus nerve relays the parasympathetic inhibition of the heart rate.

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Seizures

Are petite-mal seizures restricted to children only?

Petit mal seizures are not restricted to children Seizures also known as convulsions occur more often in children than in adults because the developing brain of a child is more sensitive to disturbances than the fully grown brain of an adult


Petit mal seizures are usually brief and consist of vacant staring and loss of muscle tone, or, conversely, there may be muscle rigidity. Objects held in the hands may be dropped. Often, there is a brief blackout of memory. But rare in these milder seizures are such things as loss of continence, usually associated with the convulsive grand mal seizures, or with uncontrolled wild behavior, as in psychomotor seizures.

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Epilepsy

Can you take anti epileptic pills with extacy?

There is very little scientific data about drug interactions with ecstasy. The answer is probably not. It's not worth the risk of killing yourself or causing brain damage.

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How long can an an Epileptic person expect to live?

Depending on severity, they usually live just as long as people without epilpsy.

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Is epilepsy communicable or non communicable?

Non-communicable. It is a neurological disease

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US Army

Does epilepsy disqualify me from joining the coastguard?

That could depend on the specific activity you were involved in and the type and severity of seizures that you have. There could be roles you could possibly play, even if it was only in the offices and not on the boats. You would need to contact your local coastguard to find out what medical requirements you have to meet to get into the coastguard.

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