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New TikTok feature allows users to avoid videos with epileptic seizure triggers

New TikTok feature allows users to avoid videos with epileptic seizure triggers

TikTok announced it is rolling out a new feature that will allow people with photosensitive epilepsy to automatically skip videos that can trigger seizures. The “Skip All” option will be introduced to all users over the next few weeks and comes a few months after TikTok began automatically warning creators if a video contains effects, like […]

How to Identify Your Epileptic Seizure Triggers

How to Identify Your Epileptic Seizure Triggers

Epilepsy triggers are what set off seizures. Triggers can be anything, from flashing lights to weather to something you’ve eaten. Once you know your seizure triggavoid them or be prepared for when you do encounter them. This can make a big difference in how well you control your epilepsy. This article examines what causes epilepsy, common […]

What Triggers A Seizure In Photosensitive Epilepsy? Science Discovers Why Still Photos Can Cause An Episode

Most people are aware that flashing and strobe lights can trigger a seizure in some individuals with epilepsy, but few realize that certain still images can have the same effect. Doctors have remained puzzled as to why certain motionless photos can trigger seizures, but now new research has unveiled the reason. A study published in […]

How a stem cell transplant could help to stop epilepsy seizures

How a stem cell transplant could help to stop epilepsy seizures

A one-off ‘injection’ of stem cells could be an effective treatment for some patients with epilepsy. The treatment is thought to help by increasing production of a brain chemical called gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA), which calms down the electrical activity in the area of the brain that triggers epileptic seizures. The first two patients to have […]

Managing epilepsy means knowing your triggers

Managing epilepsy means knowing your triggers

A cancer survivor and nurse who was diagnosed with epilepsy in adulthood said knowledge is power when it comes to this relatively common neurological condition. ER Consulting Inc, which manages the emergency department at Netcare Olivedale Hospital, recently shone the spotlight on epilepsy awareness to coincide with the recent Epilepsy Week. Registered nurse Tamara Moyo […]

Unlocking The Secrets Of Epileptic Seizures: Insights From Sleep And Stress – Study

Unlocking The Secrets Of Epileptic Seizures: Insights From Sleep And Stress – Study

Sleeping patterns and stress hormones could be the key to understanding how and when people with epilepsy are likely to experience seizures, a new study reveals. Researchers used mathematical modelling to understand the impact of different physiological processes, such as sleep and changes in concentration of the stress-hormone cortisol, on key signatures of epilepsy – […]

Sleep and stress give clues to understanding epileptic seizures

Sleep and stress give clues to understanding epileptic seizures

Sleeping patterns and stress hormones could be the key to understanding how and when people with epilepsy are likely to experience seizures, a new study reveals. Researchers used mathematical modeling to understand the impact of different physiological processes, such as sleep and changes in concentration of the stress-hormone cortisol, on key signatures of epilepsy—known as […]

TO YOUR GOOD HEALTH: Seizure-like reactions pose question of epilepsy

TO YOUR GOOD HEALTH: Seizure-like reactions pose question of epilepsy

DEAR DR. ROACH: My husband experienced seizure-like episodes without tonic/clonic body movements in high altitude. These episodes occurred while he was traveling, being physically active in Colorado and skiing in France. Both episodes happened at least 12 hours after physical activity. Our general physician back home felt that these were not true seizures, instead a […]

Do not skip medicines: Doctor’s advice after bride suffers seizure during her wedding

Do not skip medicines: Doctor’s advice after bride suffers seizure during her wedding

Doctor diagnosed the bride with Prenuptial Seizures, due to the high stress and lack of sleep prior to the ceremony Do not neglect your medications, even on the day of the wedding. Prioritize ample rest and minimize stress both before and on your special day. This advice comes from a doctor, prompted by a bride’s […]

Neurologists develop armband that warns of epileptic seizures

Neurologists develop armband that warns of epileptic seizures

Dutch neurologists have conceived an innovation that aims to warn caregivers remotely of possible dangerous epileptic seizures being experienced by people with epilepsy during sleep including tonic and tonic-clonic seizures. It aims to prevent the sudden and unexplained death of a person with epilepsy who was otherwise healthy (SUDEP). NightWatch, a wireless armband developed by […]

Stress-Induced Seizures – Why Should We Be Careful About Our Stress Level?

Stress-Induced Seizures – Why Should We Be Careful About Our Stress Level?

Stress impacts us differently, and one way it does it so is through stress-induced seizures. What impact does stress have on you? Some of us have trouble falling asleep. Some people may experience frequent tension. Moreover, stress-induced seizures become a serious problem for people with epilepsy. According to surveys, stress is the second most common […]

Frontal Lobe Seizures

Frontal Lobe Seizures

Overview Frontal lobe seizures are a common form of epilepsy, a neurological disorder in which clusters of brain cells send abnormal signals and cause seizures. These types of seizures stem from the front of the brain. Abnormal brain tissue, infection, injury, stroke, tumors or other conditions can also cause frontal lobe seizures. Because the frontal […]

Common epilepsy triggers and How to identify it

Common epilepsy triggers and How to identify it

Recurrent seizures, which are defined as sudden and brief disruptions of the brain’s electrical activity, are a hallmark of epilepsy. Triggers for epilepsy can vary greatly from person to person, but some common triggers include: 1. Sleep deprivation: Everyone needs to get a good night’s sleep, but people with epilepsy need it even more. Not getting enough […]

I Thought My Seizures Were ‘All In My Head’ – But I Wasn’t Making Them Up

I Thought My Seizures Were ‘All In My Head’ – But I Wasn’t Making Them Up

In 2019 I began losing control of my body and started having seizures. Initially they were every few months but became increasingly frequent until they were happening four times a day, lasting up to an hour at a time. My right arm developed a permanent tremor and I suffered from severe exhaustion. Having been signed off work, […]

Mehendi fragrance leads to epileptic seizures in nine-year-old girl

Mehendi fragrance leads to epileptic seizures in nine-year-old girl

The curious case of a nine-year-old girl suffering an epileptic attack due to the application of mehendi has made it to the latest edition of Clinical Neurophysiology. The case was reported in Delhi’s Sir Gangaram Hospital. The nine-year-old suffered her first convulsion after applying mehendi to her hands two years back. The convulsion lasted for […]

Can Seizures Cause Brain Damage?

Can Seizures Cause Brain Damage?

Many seizures are not medical emergencies and can be manageable with treatment. However, in some cases, seizures can cause brain damage or have lasting effects on health.This article discusses how seizures can cause brain damage. It also explains how to protect the brain and prevent damage, and answers some frequently asked questions. Can a seizure […]

First Aid And Medical Intervention In Epileptic Seizures: Convulsive Emergencies

First Aid And Medical Intervention In Epileptic Seizures: Convulsive Emergencies

Epileptic seizures are the eighth most common emergency to which first aid professionals respond, accounting for almost 5% of all emergency calls Epileptic seizures and convulsive emergencies: what they are and how to deal with them An epileptic seizure is a period of uncontrolled electrical activity in the brain. It can cause a range of […]

Epilepsy Devices for Seizure Detection and Treatment

Epilepsy Devices for Seizure Detection and Treatment

If you have epilepsy, your body sends signals before the onset of a seizure. These signals can range from subtle changes in heart rate to more noticeable auras (warnings or feelings of an oncoming seizure). Not everyone can clue into these signals—particularly children or people with intense seizures that may incapacitate them quickly. Seizure alert devices are […]

Epilepsy and Alcohol: Triggers and Safe Drinking

Epilepsy and Alcohol: Triggers and Safe Drinking

There’s a complex relationship between seizures and alcohol. Heavy, long-term alcohol use and withdrawal from alcohol can lead to seizures. Alcohol can also trigger seizures if you have epilepsy and often interacts poorly with anti-seizure medications. In this article, learn what alcohol does to the brain, how it can lead to seizures, and what you need to know about […]

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