Common Causes of Seizures

By shannonlynn Latest Reply 2009-02-23 09:58:30 -0600
Started 2009-02-04 11:17:34 -0600

1. Disturbed levels of body water/ electrolytes(sodium, calcium, magnesium)
2.Disturbed levels of blood glucose(sugar) Severe hypoglycemia
3.Reduced oxygen to the brain(heartattack, stroke, head injury)
4.Raised body temperature(fever)
5.Altered sleep patterens
6.Disturbed hormones(thyroid problems)
The factors above are for people who do not have epilepsy.

9 replies

2009-02-22 10:38:19 -0600 Report

I have both a thyroid problem and a head trauma. My seizures are under control with medications, and I continue to see a neurologist on a regular basis to keep track of any problems that may arise.

rbergman 2009-02-22 20:41:00 -0600 Report

Did they ever determine what caused your Thyroid condition? Is it Hypo or Hyper? Were you an adult or a child when it occurred? I'm curious because my daughter's first issues began with her Thyroid not working…Hypo

2009-02-23 09:58:30 -0600 Report

I have hypo. I was in my late 20's when I was diagnosed. I think what caused it was taking birth control pills because that is a side effect of taking them.

lipsie 2009-02-22 02:46:09 -0600 Report

i just tried to send this, dunno if it went to don't mind me, new here…hiya all…ty for the info on the seizures..i recently started having them myself but unsure of the reaon

rbergman 2009-02-22 10:08:47 -0600 Report

looks like it worked just fine and welcome to the group!!!! Please remember no question or comment is too dumb to post if you want answers you gotta ask!
Hope you enjoy it here and look forward to reading more of your posts!


Debe Pendice
Debe Pendice 2009-02-21 19:46:10 -0600 Report

I also would like to learn more on this. I have a friend and he is taking seizures frequently and the MDs are telling his family it is due to his high blood pressure. He does have HBP and only 29 years old…Debe

GabbyPA 2009-02-21 18:55:21 -0600 Report

This is very interesting. Where did you find this info? Is there an article we can read on it?

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