Category: "Causes"

Scientists expose lethal link between irregular heartbeats and epilepsy

Scientists expose lethal link between irregular heartbeats and epilepsy

A collaborative trial led by researchers at Monash University and Alfred Health, in collaboration with the Royal Melbourne Hospital has detected a high incidence of irregular heartbeats that can lead to cardiac arrest in people with chronic drug-resistant epilepsy, providing a new pathway for preventative treatment. The breakthrough finding suggests there is a link between […]

People with some types of epilepsy may have a lower quality of life, study suggests

People with some types of epilepsy may have a lower quality of life, study suggests

A new study suggests that people with epilepsy associated with head injuries, especially the type not well controlled by medication, are more likely to have other health conditions like depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), back pain and headache that may result in them reporting a lower quality of life. The research is published in the […]

Be Alert To Social Media Posts Of Epilepsy Patients: It May Contain Warning Of Impending Death

Be Alert To Social Media Posts Of Epilepsy Patients: It May Contain Warning Of Impending Death

A study has found that how people behave on their social media could be a warning sign for people at risk of dying due to an epileptic seizure. Several studies have shown that at least one epileptic person dies for every thousand people suffering from epilepsy. But many deaths happen suddenly. Sudden Unexpected Death in […]

Patient History – He survived an avalanche, then the 25-year-old developed very special symptoms

Patient History – He survived an avalanche, then the 25-year-old developed very special symptoms

  It all started with an avalanche in the Alps. A 25-year-old man who was on a ski vacation was buried under an avalanche, resulting in about 15 minutes as the brain received less oxygen than usual. Oxygen is absolutely essential to the brain, and a lack of oxygen for just a few minutes can […]

Drinking a Risk Factor for Epilepsy?

Drinking a Risk Factor for Epilepsy?

  Drinking alcohol is linked to an increased risk of new-onset epilepsy, with greater consumption tied to greater risk, but more research is needed before any definitive conclusions can be drawn. Results of an updated meta-analysis are consistent with those of a previous meta-analysis but contrast with some prior cohort studies. “Further large cohort studies of […]

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