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.
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.
The importance of taking medications and avoiding seizure triggers, eg sleep deprivation or binge drinking, can't be over-estimated.
3 Common seizure triggers include lack of sleep, stress, and photo-sensitivity
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.
This record may help you identify and avoid seizure triggers and will help your health care professional team treat your disorder.
When sleep times are off or can't be changed, be extra careful about taking medicines on time and avoiding other seizure triggers.