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Posted on Sun, 24 Mar 2019
Question: Mom is 97 and has had 2 seizures within the last few weeks. Her diet is normal, she takes vitamin supplements, she is well hydrated she has been sleeping more than usual. She doesn't seem to have any physical repercussions following the event.
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Answered by Dr. Prasad (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Needs medical attention...

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Is she known to have seizures in the past (OR) is this the first time?

First it is important to confirm the episode was indeed a seizure and not any other
Further it is important to know the cause of seizure. I will recommend visiting a doctor. She needs to be evaluated - a brain scan, blood work - hemogram and metabolic work, cardiac evaluation as well as EEG are important tests and need to be done.

It's good to know she is ok now. Further treatment is based on test results.

Hope this helps. Let me know if you need any other information.

Regards
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Mom is 97 and has had 2 seizures within the

Brief Answer: Needs medical attention... Detailed Answer: Hi, Is she known to have seizures in the past (OR) is this the first time? First it is important to confirm the episode was indeed a seizure and not any other Further it is important to know the cause of seizure. I will recommend visiting a doctor. She needs to be evaluated - a brain scan, blood work - hemogram and metabolic work, cardiac evaluation as well as EEG are important tests and need to be done. It's good to know she is ok now. Further treatment is based on test results. Hope this helps. Let me know if you need any other information. Regards