Seizures

There are two main types of seizure, epileptic seizures and non-epileptic seizures. There are many causes, including fever, medications, injury, disease, parasites, and more.

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Can heat cause someone to have a seizure?

yes it can to a point. the heat can couse you to see double whitch is a side effect of having a seizure. seizure is caused by electrical disturbances occurring in the brain.

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Can a person talk during a seizure?

Yes, but they would not be having a conversation with someone. They are unconscious and unaware of their background. They may do things like starting to repeat some words over and over, like someone might talk in their sleep.

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Can dogs have a seizure?

yes, they can! it is scary but do not get worried!

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What can cause seizures?

Seizures are manifestation of the uncoordinated electrical discharges in the brain. There are a lot of possible cause for this. Some may be congenital defects, electrolite imbalances, abrupt temperature change, poisoning, trauma to the brain and oxygen deprivation to name a few.

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Is it possible to have a seizure and not know it?

Yes, they are called by various names: absence seizures or silent seizures.

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Why do goldfish have seizures?

Same reason we have seizures.

The brain just you know :(

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Can penicillin cause seizures in dogs?

Penicilin is not a commonly known trigger for seizures in dogs, but I wouldn't be surprised if it could cause them. Some foods and toxins can cause dog seizures, as well as excessive external stimulus (ie, light & sound), so it could, in theory, be a trigger.

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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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What would cause a black lab to have a seizure?

Probably Epilepsy. My Britney Spaniel has it. If the attacks are infrequent and not severe ( such as convulsing so violently they bite themselves, or throw themselves down stairs, etc ) my Vet advised me to just let it be. When he has an attack I just try to make him comfortable, usually by sitting next to him, putting his head on my lap, stroking his head telling him it will be over soon. ( his attacks are about 3-5 minutes from start to finish. He's thirsty when it's over, gets a long drink, acts as if nothing happened!) The medication is worse than the fits ( barbiturates which are habit forming and must be given in larger and larger doses !) so unless the dogs quality of life is terrible ( such as 5 or more fits per day) or if they are severe, just let them pass.

There are LOTS of reasons that would cause an animal to have a seizure. Any reason that a human would have a seizure can cause an animal to have one. Let's just start a list here - brain tumor - fungal infection in the brain- diabetes- epilepsy etc etc etc.

my black lab started having seizures at age 11 and at age 13 i guess the pills they gave him just didn't work anymore and he just had them all night for 24 hrs... we had to put him to sleep... but when he was on the pills he was kinda delirious my dog that never fetched started fetching....

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Is Depakote used for seizures?

Depakote is an anticonvulsant that is prescribed to treat conditions that cause seizures (such as epilepsy).

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Can dogs get seizures from tapeworms?

== == Although this symptom is listed in the medical books, I've never seen this happen in all the years I've been a vet, but I have seen seizures from roundworm infestation. Signs and symptoms of tapeworm infestation (in both animals and humans) include: Diarrhea, anorexia, nausea, vomiting, anal itching, colic, ascites, headaches and weight loss are common symptoms of having tapeworms. With severe infections hives, fever and convulsions can also occur. Sometimes they embed in the tissues causing intestinal nodules or cysts in the skin, lung or liver. An animal or human with a tapeworm may also have a craving for salt. The tapeworms also compete with the organism for Vitamin B 12, so slight anemia can occur. Seen under a microscope, the red blood cells are immature looking and darker in color than mature red blood cells. It depends on the quantity and location of the worms. Seizures are rare but may happen

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How to tell if someone is having a seizure?

Seizures can cause involuntary changes in body movement or function, sensation, awareness, or behavior. A seizure can last from a few seconds to status epilepticus, a continuous seizure that will not stop without intervention. Seizure is often associated with a sudden and involuntary contraction of a group of muscles. However, a seizure can also be as subtle as marching numbness of a part of the body, a brief loss of memory, sparkling or flashes, sensing an unpleasant odor, a strange epigastric sensation or a sensation of fear. Therefore seizures are typically classified as motor, sensory, autonomic, emotional or cognitive. In some cases, the full onset of a seizure event is preceded by some of the sensations described above. These sensations can serve as a warning to the sufferer that a full tonic-clonic seizure is about to occur. These "warning sensations" are cumulatively called an aura. Symptoms experienced by a person during a seizure depend on where in the brain the disturbance in electrical activity occurs. Recent studies show that seizures happen in sleep more often than was thought. A person having a tonic-clonic seizure may cry out, lose consciousness and fall to the ground, and convulse, often violently. A person having a complex partial seizure may appear confused or dazed and will not be able to respond to questions or direction. Some people have seizures that are not noticeable to others. Sometimes, the only clue that a person is having an absence seizure is rapid blinking or a few seconds of staring into space. It is commonly thought among healthcare providers that many seizures, especially in children, are preceded by tachycardia that frequently persists throughout the seizure. This early increase in heart rate may supplement an aura as a physiological warning sign of an imminent seizure. [1]

1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seizure

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Can anxiety bring on seizures?

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Can marijuana abuse lead to a seizure?

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There is no evidence that cannabis use, however chronic, can lead to seizures. However, several studies have shown that cannabis can reduce seizures in sufferers of epilepsy. If you should suffer a seizure as a cannabis user, it is highly likely to be the result of a pre-existing condition.

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I have smoked marijuana excessively for the past few years. I smoke via a bong and appox. 10 times per day. I just recently suffered a random seizure and am NOT epileptic. I feel as though there could be nothing else that could have caused this seizure except my abuse. Not sure, and I am no doctor, but I feel as though the study on this should be broadened.

Was my random seizure caused by my SERIOUS marijuana abuse? I really think so. Please help me confirm this!

Also, doctors just diagnosed me with having a slight liver infection, which could have, in turn, caused the seizure. But I believe ALL of this (liver infection plus seizure) was caused by my weed abuse.

Hit me with some facts, folks!

by the way, flushed all my MJ and replaced it with some Dilantin pills and some mouth-numbing liquid for my nearly-bitten-off tongue.. damn seizure!

thx

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Yes - As your brain tries to pull out of the fog that follows marijuana use it can lead to a seizure. It can happen in the morning after a night of heavy smoking or hours after smoking anytime of day or night. And like a short in an electrical circuit, the more your brain learns to do this, the easier it becomes for it to repeat the experience. A Holistic Doctor showed me a section in a homeopathic medical book that discussed the way marijuana leads to seizures. It's worse with 2nd generation pot smokers.

The individual in the last answer says he/she has substituted "Dilantin pills" but he/she is not epileptic. The terms epilepsy and general seizure disorder are both medical terms that mean "we don't know what's wrong with you". If you have 2 or more seizures they start you on Dilantin. If Marijuana is causing your seizures, Dilantin won't do much good, but it may numb you to the anxiety of marijuana withdrawals - It may numb you to everything else in your life as well. It's bad for your liver and it sounds like you already have some issues there. L-Theanine, an amino acid readily available at health food stores is a safer answer for the anxiety of marijuana withdrawal. And since it's helpful for normal brain function, it may be a double bonus for you. If you still have seizures after quitting marijuana I recommend you contact (see realted link) - And pick up a copy of their book Epilepsy: A New Approach

No, I'm not an employee. They are a not for profit organization that gives people with seizures their lives back.... without drugs - I know.

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What could cause a pomeranian to have a seizure?

== == It might have epilepsy. Your best bet is to take it to the vets to find out what the problem is.

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What type of seizure is related to stress?

Well, I think you're thinking of panic attacks. This is when your body sort of shuts down and your heart starts to beat really fast. If this happens, one should take deep breaths and try to calm down. Sit down first! Many people shake and pass out beacuase of this. This is a side effect of an anxiety disorder, which is MAJOR stress!

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Why do some dogs have seizures?

Some dogs are overweight and they have seizures. Some dogs do suffer from epilepsy, or some other chemical imbalance in the brain that can cause seizures and sudden behavioural changes. A vet may be able to run tests to try and discern the possible cause, but in some cases its not always clear why or what causes a seizure.

Personally in high stress situations my dog has anxiety problems since she was young. After she turned 10 she began to have seizures triggered by sudden or frightening sounds or to much activity around her. So in some they are anxiety induced. My dog is a 11 year old German Shepard. Seizures are the most frightening thing I've ever gone through. I am scared she will die each time she goes into a grand mal.

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Is there any way to prove if you had a seizure?

describe what might have happened to you to a professional or to your doctor

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What are absent seizures?

Absent seizures are mini seizures that usually occur in kids from 7-14ish. They are sometimes mistaken for ADD and unlike regular seizures, they do not usually cause any long term damage. Basically, the child will just have no idea what is going on for 20-30 seconds. Absent seizures are extremely under-diagnosed because, like what was said before, if the child turns out to be negative for ADD, doctors will usually not check for absent seizures and the child will just be known to 'zone out'.

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Can marijuana help seizure?

Marijuana has no medical use for seizures.

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What is the difference between seizure and convulsion?

Seizure is a clinical event in which there is disturbance of the normal neurological function of the brain , this disturbance is caused as a result of abnormal or excessive neuronal discharge.

Seizure can therefore be divided into :

1-"NON EPILEPTIC SEIZURES" e.g ; febrile seizure in which this abnormal firing is triggered by fever.

2-"EPILEPTIC SEIZURES" ; recurrent seizures over time , in the absence of an acute cerebral insult , such as fever or acute brain injury.

Epilepsy is the underlying tendency of the brain to produce bursts of electrical impulses that disrupts other brain function , therefore a person with a single seizure doesn't mean he has epilepsy .

Epilepsy is caused by a genetic or chronic condition in the brain such as neurodegenerative disorder or a cerebral tumour,

a person with epilepsy has lower threshold for developing seizure , thus :

"Epilepsy is recurrent seizures due to a chronic condition rather than an acute cerebral insult"

"Convulsions are the abnormal involuntary contractions of muscles , that occur due to the rapid brain firing that occurs in seizures , whether they are epileptic or not"

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Can absent seizures lead to grand mal seizures?

Not necessarily. Some people get both, but some only ever get absence seizures. Epilepsy comes in a wide range of forms and severity, so every case is different.

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Can a seizure last one second?

A one second seizure wouldn't be even noticeable, but seizures can be seconds in passing, and only the person that is having it might know it was happening.

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Can a back injury cause a seizure?

Seizures are caused by unusual electrical activity in the brain. A back injury would not directly cause that to happen. It is possible that someone with a back injury could also happen to have seizures. If seizures started around the same time as the back injury, then it would be important to know how the back injury was caused and if something else could have happened at the time which led to the start of seizures. Only a doctor that could examine the person could establish if there is any connection.

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Can generalized seizures become simple or complex partial seizures?

yes

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