Rethinking Seizure Care Blog

MS and Seizures: Could Multiple Sclerosis Cause Seizures?

A frequent question regarding multiple sclerosis, or MS, is whether those who suffer from the condition are more prone to having epileptic seizures. According to the Mayo Clinic, ...

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Rare Cause of Epilepsy Found

Epilepsy is one of the most common neurological disorders in the world. It can affect people of any age, and it has a wide range of causes. It also has no cure currently, although ...

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Blood Pressure and Seizures: Can Blood Pressure Trigger Seizures?

Could your blood pressure be causing you to have more seizures? Some recent studies looked at the effects seizures have on respiratory and cardiac functions, and they have found ...

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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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