Harvard Health Publishing And 3 More Doctors Weigh In On: What Can Trigger Epilepsy?

microsoft, harvard health publishing and 3 more doctors weigh in on: what can trigger epilepsy?

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Answered by Dr. Howard E. Lewine

M.D. Chief Medical Editor, Harvard Health Publishing · 40 years of experience · USA

Many conditions can affect the brain and trigger a seizure, including:, Brain injury, either before or after birth, Infections, especially meningitis and encephalitis, Eating or drinking toxic substances, Metabolic problems, such as a very low or very high blood sugar level, High fever (in children),Genetic conditions, including tuberous sclerosis ,Structural abnormalities in the brain’s blood vessels

Answered by Dr. Gustavo Campos

Doctor of Medicine · 9 years of experience · Brazil

Some of the reported triggers are not taking epilepsy medicine regularly, tiredness, lack of sleep, use of alcohol or other recreational drugs, stress, missing meals, monthly periods.

Answered by Dr. Mayank Saxena

Doctor of Medicine (MBBS) · 1 years of experience · India

In patients of epilepsy, there can be several trigger factors which can cause seizure in such individuals. This trigger factor may differ from person to person.

Answered by Dr. Ilya Aleksandrovskiy

M.D., MBA · 5 years of experience · USA

Stress, intake of alcohol, intake of wrong medicines, menstruation problems, anxiety, and genetic factors are capable to cause epilepsy.

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