Seizure

Definition of Seizure:

A sudden episode of temporary symptoms such as involuntary muscle movements, sensory disturbances and altered consciousness.  While there are over 40 types of seizure, most are classed as either partial seizures which occur when the excessive electrical activity in the brain is limited to one area or generalized seizures which occur when the excessive electrical activity in the brain encompasses the entire organ.  Although there is a wide range of signs, they mainly include such things as falling to the ground; muscle stiffening; jerking and twitching; loss of consciousness; an empty stare; rapid chewing/blinking/breathing.  Usually lasting from between a couple of seconds and several minutes, recovery may be immediate or take up to several days.

Also: Seizures

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Acidosis

...the condition
“...This can be caused by long-term alcohol abuse, heart failure, cancer, seizures, liver failure, a prolonged lack of oxygen, starvation, or low blood sugar...”

Acute, Intermittent Porphyria

...the condition
“...Mental and neurological symptoms include irritability, confusion, delirium, psychosis, depression, hallucinations, seizures, altered consciousness, mood swings, and paralysis...”
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Alcoholism Recovery Issues

...the condition
“...The symptoms include anxiety, agitation, increased blood pressure and, in extreme cases, seizures...”

Amantadine

...as a treatment
“...Side-Effects: Amantadine has been associated with several CNS side-effects, including nervousness, anxiety, agitation, insomnia, difficulty in concentrating, and exacerbations of pre-existing seizure disorders and psychiatric symptoms in patients with Schizophrenia or Parkinson's disease...”

Aspartame (Nutrasweet) Avoidance

...as a treatment
“...Why it is Recommended: Adverse effects reported from short-term and/or long-term use of Aspartame include: Seizures and convulsions, dizziness, tremors, migraines and severe headaches (triggered or caused by chronic intake), memory loss (common toxicity effect), slurring of speech, confusion, numbness or...”

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

...the condition
“...Anything from chronic fear to mild seizures can make a child seem overactive, quarrelsome, impulsive or inattentive...”

Biofeedback

...as a treatment
“...Biofeedback may also be useful for the following health problems ... epilepsy and related seizure disorders...”

Brain Tumor

...the condition
“...For example, sometimes a fall can come from a seizure caused by a tumor...”
...our question about Bulging eyes
“...They may cause weakness or numbness, seizures, an impaired sense of smell, bulging eyes, and changes in vision...”

Chediak-Higashi Syndrome

...the condition
“...Signs and Symptoms: Signs and symptoms include ... Seizures...”

Depression

...recommendation Aspartame (Nutrasweet) Avoidance
“..." Aware that the experiment could not be repeated because of the danger to the test subjects, Walton was recently quoted as saying, "I know it causes seizures...”

Diabetes Type II

...the condition
“...Excessively low glucose (from too much injected insulin or too little food) can cause the affected individual to lose consciousness, experience seizures or even die...”

Eclampsia / Preeclampsia

...the condition
“...It may progress to eclampsia, the symptoms of which are convulsions (seizures) and sometimes unconsciousness...”

Encephalitis

...the condition
“...These infections usually cause only chills, fever, and swelling of lymph nodes, though seizures and headaches can occur...”

Epilepsy

...related topic
“Chronic brain disorder associated with some seizures and, typically, alteration of consciousness...”

Fatty Liver

...the condition
“...It may also cause a condition known as pre-eclampsia or eclampsia, which is characterized by dangerously high blood pressure, swelling and seizures...”

Fennel

...as a treatment
“...The oil may induce hallucinations, seizures, etc...”

Fluoride Toxicity

...the condition
“...hypertension, hypoplasia, hypothyroidism/thyroid cancer, kidney dysfunction, osteosarcoma, low birth weight, candidiasis, multiple sclerosis, oral squamous cell carcinoma, Parkinson's disease, seizures, slurred speech, skin irritations, ankylosing spondylitis, telangiectasia, thrombosis, ulcerative colitis, uterine cancer, vaginal bleeding, weak pulse...”

GLA (Gamma Linolenic Acid)

...as a treatment
“...Counter-Indicators and Warnings: Do not use supplements without the supervision of a physician if you are taking aspirin or anticoagulants (blood thinners) regularly, have a seizure disorder, or are taking epilepsy medication such as phenothiazines...”

Growth Hormone Testing

...as a treatment
“...However, ITT is not suitable in elderly or in patients with cardiovascular disease or seizure disorders...”

Hearing Loss

...relationship to Sarcoidosis
“Nervous system effects, including hearing loss, meningitis, seizures or psychiatric disorders (for example, dementia, depression, psychosis) are possible signs of sarcoidosis...”

Homocysteinuria

...the condition
“...Homocysteinuria can result in mental retardation and seizures...”

Hyperbaric Oxygen

...as a treatment
“...Signs and symptoms of oxygen toxicity include: Nausea and vomiting, dry cough, seizures, substernal chest pain, sweating, bronchitis, pallor, shortness of breath, muscle twitching, pulmonary edema, anxiety and/or respiratory changes, pulmonary fibrosis, visual changes, tinnitus,...”

Hyponatremia (Low Blood Sodium Level)

...the condition
“...The patient may feel nauseated, and experience muscle twitching, which can progress to seizures...”

Infectious Mononucleosis - Mono

...the condition
“...Possible complications include ... Neurological complications (rare) – seizures, ataxia, Guillain-Barre syndrome, Bell's palsy...”

Kidney Cancer

...the condition
“...Tuberous sclerosis is a disease characterized by small tumors of the blood vessels, which result in numerous bumps on the skin, mental retardation, seizures, cysts in the kidneys, liver, and pancreas and RCC...”

Lupus, SLE (Systemic Lupus Erythematosus)

...the condition
“...5 gm/day or 3+ on test sticks) and/or cellular casts (abnormal elements the urine, derived from red and/or white cells and/or kidney tubule cells); Neurologic Disorder – Seizures (convulsions) and/or psychosis in the absence of drugs or metabolic disturbances which are known to cause such effects; Hematologic disorder – Hemolytic anemia (low red blood cell count) or...”
...our question about Seizures
Seizures have been found to complicate the course in between 15-25% of patients with lupus, depending on the study quoted...”

Magnesium Requirement

...the condition
“...Signs of magnesium deficiency include confusion, disorientation, loss of appetite, depression, muscle contractions and cramps, tingling, numbness, abnormal heart rhythms, coronary spasm, and seizures...”

Malaria

...the condition
“...Treatment and Prevention: Infection with one type of malaria, Plasmodium falciparum, if not promptly treated, may cause kidney failure, seizures, mental confusion, coma, and death...”

Manganese Requirement

...the condition
“...Signs and Symptoms: Manganese deficiency had been linked to infertility, bone malformation, weakness, seizures, atherosclerosis, confusion, convulsions, eye problems, hearing problems, heart disorders, high cholesterol levels, hypertension, irritability, memory loss, muscle contractions, pancreatic...”

Neurologic Testing, Conventional

...as a treatment
“...If allowed to spread, the spikes can produce a seizure...”
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Neurostructural Therapy

...as a treatment
“...respond favorably to treatment include: Parkinson's Disease; Multiple Sclerosis ; Chronic Fatigue Syndrome; Autism and Attention Deficit Disorder; Fibromyalgia; TMJ Syndrome; Herniated Disks; Seizures;...”

Neutrophilia

...the condition
“...The stress can due to many factors such as nervousness, exercise, or seizures (involuntary muscle movements due to overexcitement of nerve cells in the brain)...”

Periarteritis

...the condition
“...Central nervous system involvement may cause strokes or seizures...”

Poor Cerebral Circulation

...the condition
“...Chronic hypertension may result in vascular sclerotic lesions and lead to headache, dizziness, digestive symptoms, and even seizures...”

Poor/Slow Wound Healing

...the condition
“...Drugs Less researched, Dilantin (Phenytoin) is a drug commonly used to treat epilepsy and seizure disorders...”

Pregnancy-Related Issues

...recommendation Vitamin D
“...Health problems ranged from seizures and growth failure to rickets...”

Pyroluria

...the condition
“...Accompanying physical symptoms can include pain, seizures, even complete physical debilitation...”

Schizophrenia

...relationship to Seizure Disorder
“Not all seizures are jerking motions...”

Seizure Disorder

...the condition
“A seizure disorder includes any condition in which there are repeated episodes of seizures of any type...”
...relationship to Leukemia
Seizures can occur due to involvement of the central nervous system in ALL and AML...”
...relationship to Manganese Requirement
“At least six different studies have confirmed that people who experience seizures have below normal manganese levels...”
...relationship to Gluten Sensitivity / Celiac Disease
“Blood tests for gluten sensitivity antibodies were performed on 783 patients referred for seizures...”
...recommendation against Increased Water Consumption
“Studies show that water intoxication increases susceptibility to seizures even in normal individuals...”
...recommendation Marijuana
“October 5th, 2003: Researchers from the Max-Planck Institut in Munich, Germany, have found that natural brain chemicals which resemble cannabis extracts can interrupt a process which can trigger a seizure...”
...recommendation High/Increased Fat Diet
“...It was replaced when the modern anti-convulsants became available, even though it has a very good success rate at controlling seizures...”
...recommendation Magnesium
“Through its nerve- and muscle-relaxing effect, magnesium may be helpful in reducing epileptic seizures caused by nerve excitability...”
...recommendation Test for Manganese Levels
“Sohler (1979) compared blood manganese (Mn) levels in a group of patients with seizure activity to those in a control group...”
...recommendation Aspartame (Nutrasweet) Avoidance
“In 1984, there were 3 reports about large amounts of Aspartame causing a lowering of the seizure threshold and therefore increasing seizure activity...”
...recommendation Melatonin
“In a preliminary study, 6 children with severe intractable seizures were given a 3mg tablet of melatonin 30 minutes before bedtime in addition to their usual anti-seizure medication for three months...”
...recommendation TMG (Trimethylglycine)
“TMG has been noted to reduce seizure activity in some individuals...”
...recommendation L-Taurine
“...Research shows low taurine levels at seizure sites and its anti-convulsant effect comes from its ability to stabilize nerve cell membranes, which in turn prevents the erratic firing of nerve cells...”

Somatoform Disorder

...the condition
“...The symptoms – including pain, headache, seizures, etc...”

Subarachnoid Hemorrhage

...the condition
“...Signs and Symptoms: Symptoms can include ... Seizure...”

Thuja

...as a treatment
“...People with seizure disorders or gastrointestinal problems (such as ulcers or gastritis) should avoid thuja...”

TMG (Trimethylglycine)

...as a treatment
“...Autism/epilepsy: Improves verbal communication/social interaction/lethargy, may reduce seizures...”

TMJ Problems

...the condition
“...The TMJ Association lists these symptoms because TMJ implant patients frequently report them ... seizures and/or blackouts...”

Toxoplasmosis

...the condition
“...Affecting the brain, lung, heart, eyes, or liver, symptoms include ... Seizures...”

Vasculitis

...the condition
“...They include headaches, behavioral disturbances, confusion, seizures and strokes...”

Vitamin D Requirement

...the condition
“...Seizures may also occasionally occur in a child with rickets, because of reduced levels of dissolved calcium in the bloodstream...”

Weight Loss

...as a treatment
“...You also will need to tell your health care professional about any existing medical problems before taking these medications, especially thyroid problems, anxiety disorders, epilepsy or other seizure disorders, diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, arteriosclerosis, or glaucoma...”

Whooping Cough (Pertussis)

...the condition
“...Other possible complications resulting from whooping cough include pneumonia, permanent seizure disorder, ear infections, brain damage due to lack of oxygen, cerebral hemorrhage, or mental retardation...”
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