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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Reduced stress A recent study of those with drug-resistant epilepsy stated stress is the most commonly reported seizure trigger.
Not taking medications as prescribed is the most common seizure trigger. Alcohol, stress and lack of sleep can also be triggers.
Reflex epilepsy is seen as the cleanest form of an unconditioned stimuli (seizure trigger) and unconditioned response (seizure) since the seizure response acts reliably as a reflex to the stimuli.
One person stated, "Sleep deprivation and stress are the main culprits right now." Next to stress, fatigue was the greatest seizure trigger. One person stated, "I know, I just think, `I have to stop, I'm getting tired.' I'll go rest."
Mr McGovern believed that Ozi most likely was intoxicated and disorientated and could have had an epileptic seizure triggered by the cold.
Sweate, who suffers from seizures, claimed in his petition that he suffered a seizure triggered by a flickering light in his cell in the detention center.
The importance of taking medications and avoiding seizure triggers, eg sleep deprivation or binge drinking, can't be over-estimated."
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.
HEARTBROKEN Demi Moore has been rushed to hospital after suffering a seizure triggered by anorexia, according to bombshell claims.
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.
(see Illustrations A and B.) 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.