seizure trigger

seizure trigger

Anything that causes seizures to occur. Triggers include consumption of alcohol, withdrawal after heavy alcohol use, fever, lack of sleep, or other physiological or psychological stressors.
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In his EEG lab Forster and his team study the details of persons with reflex epilepsy and are able to discriminate exactly the level and frequency of the seizure trigger stimuli.
Next to stress, fatigue was the greatest seizure trigger.
Patients and caregivers are looking for better information about managing epilepsy, including seizure triggers (62%), side effects of treatments (58%) and types of treatments (49%).
3 Common seizure triggers include lack of sleep, stress, and photo-sensitivity 3.
The different groups responded differently to certain seizure triggers 6 the fasting mice had seizures in response to mild electric shocks, but tolerated injections of the nervous system stimulant kainic acid.
Tests for 100 viruses and other seizure triggers were negative, but doctors had found one unknown antibody,.
Adolescents and caregivers rated their need for information about their type of epilepsy, seizure first aid, driving, and seizure triggers as their top priorities.
It allows the user to analyze seizure trends (see Illustration C) as well as possible correlations (see Illustration D) between seizures and seizure triggers, and, finally, to generate reports that can be taken or emailed to an individual's doctor or shared with friends and family that are team members in a person's seizure control plan.
When sleep times are off or can't be changed, be extra careful about taking medicines on time and avoiding other seizure triggers.
It highlights the importance of organizing personal information, tracking seizures, managing seizure triggers and medications, and recognizing potential emergency situations.
Once the information is stored in the program, EpiTrax can identify trends and possible correlations between the recorded seizures and seizure triggers.
LOS ANGELES -- NeoMed Software LLC, the developer of the seizure tracking software EpiTrax, announced today that it has launched a new online epilepsy forum, called the EpiTrax Forum, to support individuals who are currently, or want to, track seizures and seizure triggers.