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    Why is oxygen treatment given for simple headache and an epileptic seizure?

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Posted on Thu, 26 May 2016 in General Health
Question: why would they provide me with oxygen 3 liters for just a simple headache and an epileptic seizure all-in-one hospital visit
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Answered by Dr. Vjollce Mbiarra 30 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Explanation is given below..

Detailed Answer:
Hi and thanks for trusting to HCM.
I hope you feel better and I will try to explain you why doctor have provided you three liter oxygen.
First -This is called Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) and is very effective to treat seizures.
Second -New study have confirmed that during seizures happen apnea or pause of breathing, causing low oxygen on total body.
Low oxygen can cause damages and sudden death.
All the best
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Sonia Raina
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Follow up: Dr. Vjollce Mbiarra 28 minutes later
how is it treating the headaches though?
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Answered by Dr. Vjollce Mbiarra 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Need more details .

Detailed Answer:
Hi again!
Headache can be due to epileptic seizures,hence treating epileptic seizures can treat headache.
I will need more details about you so that I can to help you better.
Do you have long term treatment for epilepsy?
How long has it been since you are diagnosed with epilepsy?
Is this the first time you have headache with epilepsy seizures?
Have you done head CT or MRI ?

Waiting for your reply.

Regards.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Deepak
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Follow up: Dr. Vjollce Mbiarra 56 minutes later
iPad Apple apps since age nine come I have a history of hydrocephalus, history of a stroke due to a subtemporal decompression admitted by the neurosurgeon I have a VA shunt I also have a history of epilepsy in case I did not tell you that it is a tonic clonic focal seizure therefore I do not lose Consciousness when I have the seizures I'm not sure how much more detail that you need explain the questions that you were there have so that I can give them to you
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Answered by Dr. Vjollce Mbiarra 2 hours later
Brief Answer:
Contact with a neurologist

Detailed Answer:
Hi again!

While you refer all these health issue and you have had headache with seizure epilepsy better contact with your follow-up neurologist because you may need to do a head CT or MRI.
Did you have headache again? If yes a thorough examination including CT / MRI can help your case.
Hope this helps.

Regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Deepak
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