Causes And Overcoming Frequent Seizures?
In the afternoon, Dr., introduce me Gusti Anwar. In 24 years, I have experienced seizures – \ + 10 x in the last 1 year for 1 time per month, I have checked the EEG but there is no indication of epilepsy. I got info that this is the cause of VIRUS, my own work area is in the waste water treatment plan oil gas industry. my question is what is this virus and what are my next medical actions? Do I also have to check the CT SCAN, or is there another drug? Thanks. Greetings Dr.
Hello, thanks for the question.
Seizures are a symptom due to electrical activity in the brain that is not normal, seizures are an emergency condition that must get immediate help in health care because during seizures blood flow to the brain decreases so that the brain will lack of oxygen, the longer the brain experiences oxygen deficiency, the more widespread brain damage that occurs, therefore seizure patients must be treated immediately to stop the seizures and prevent brain damage. Seizures can be caused by several things, such as epilepsy, meningitis, meningoencephalitis, tetanus, vascular disorders such as bleeding strokes (can be with or without seizures), trauma / head injury, metabolic disorders, electrolyte disorders, tumors, degenerative diseases, chemical imbalances in in the body, etc. Infections of the brain or the lining of the brain such as meningitis, encephalitis, or meningoencephalitis can be caused by bacterial, viral, fungal, or parasitic infections. Viruses that cause meningitis include enteroviruses, herpes simplex viruses, HIV, West Nile viruses, and choltiviruses. These viruses can spread through the air, such as when sneezing or coughing, sharing the use of personal items, or touching contaminated objects. To ensure the underlying conditions and causes consult your neurologist, the doctor will conduct a question and answer regarding complaints, a thorough physical examination including examination of nerve function, motor sensory, etc., and possibly also supporting examinations if needed. Investigations that are usually done include blood tests to see the presence of infection, electrolyte balance, or other conditions that cause seizures, examination of brain fluid analysis, CT scan or MRI to see a picture of the brain, electroencephalogram or EEG to assess interference with impulses or electrical activity in the brain or not, and other examinations. After the examination, the doctor will suggest treatment according to the underlying cause. To avoid complaints, you should:
Immediately consult your condition to the doctor, do regular treatment according to doctor's orders
Eat healthy and nutritious foods, adjust your diet to be more organized, avoid excessive dieting
Sufficient fluid needs
Regular exercise is adapted to body conditions
Get enough rest, sleep 7-8 hours per day
Avoid using drugs without doctor's advice
Avoid consumption of instant food products, alcohol, and illegal drugs
Thus, hopefully it helps.