Rethinking Seizure Care Blog

What Causes Seizures? (Part 1)

What causes a seizure to occur? Some people may only have one seizure in their life. Others may have multiple seizures a day and others even hundreds per day. It will generally ...

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5 Ways Smoking Cigarettes Can Increase the Risk of Seizures

Using tobacco can cause a wide range of different health issues. It can cause stroke, cancer, emphysema, heart attack, and more. Each year around the world, smoking causes ...

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Seizure After A Stroke: Is It Common?

After suffering from a stroke, some patients will have a seizure which potentially results in convulsions and spasms. Strokes are actually the main cause of seizures in those who ...

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Photosensitive Seizure Captured on EEG with Video after Taking Selfie

Taking a selfie, or self-portrait using your smartphone may seem like an everyday thing. If you’re living with epilepsy however, that selfie may be the reason for your next ...

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Sleep Apnea and Seizures: Can OSA Cause Seizures?

Obstructive sleep apnea, or OSA, is a serious condition that affects a much larger number of people than many realize. In fact, in the 1990s, it was shown to affect 24% of men in ...

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Focal Cortical Dysplasia, a Congenital Cause of Epilepsy

Focal cortical dysplasia (FCD) is a variety of congenital (present at birth) abnormalities associated with focal epilepsy. FCD affects the development of the cerebral cortex (top ...

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Study Could Help with New Therapies for Certain Types of Epilepsy

With some types of epilepsy, important parts of the brain become inflamed. Although this information is previously known, researchers from the University of Bonn have finally ...

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Seizure Precautions: The Relationship Between Diabetes and Seizures

The brain requires sugar in order to function properly, and when the blood sugar drops too low, known as hypoglycemia, some patients may actually suffer a seizure. The type of ...

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Exciting Discoveries about Healing After TBI

 

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The Relationship between Hemiplegia and Epilepsy

What is Hemiplegia? Hemiplegia is a neurological condition that affects either the left or the right hemisphere of the brain. The left hemisphere of the brain controls the right ...

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