The increased risk of seizures in people with anorexia and bulimia may be caused by dehydration. Seizures are sometimes described as surges of electricity within the brain)
Seizures can also be caused by hyperglycemia or ketoacidosis. Even people without eating disorders can have problems regulating blood sugar when faced with starvation. The blood sugar will drop so dangerously low that it can cause seizures, fainting, nausea, vomiting and disorientation.
Lesions on the brain caused by long-term malnutrition and lack of oxygen-carrying cells to the brain may also be a factor.
If a seizure lasts longer than five minutes, there is always the possibility of heart, kidney, or brain damage. If a seizure of any duration occurs while swimming or driving, there is significant risk, as there is if the person falls and hits his or her head.
It is important to note that some types of antidepressants can increase the risk of seizure and usually carry a warning against prescribing them to people with eating disorders, unless the benefits significantly outweigh the risks.
If it's the anti-depressants, that would likely be serotonin syndrome.
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"We do not know what triggered the episode. As for her condition, it's unknown."
Gee, do ya think all the years of drugs n booze may have had a tiny lil bit to do with it? But besides that, it kinda makes you wonder if shes got something like her brother has. With a family like that its hard to tell whats a real illness, whats bad drugs or whats a ploy for publicity.
She's still popping pills, dont kid yourself.
And that annoying little turd has always gotten on my nerves, so me no care.
Exclusive Kelly Osbourne's seizure may have been much more serious than first suspected, because doctors say she could be suffering from epilepsy.
Kelly has been hospitalized since suffering a seizure Thursday on the set of "Fashion Police." Sources connected with Kelly tell TMZ ... the seizure was far more serious than first suspected. Doctors are running tests and we're told she'll be in the hospital for at least a few more days.
We're told doctors say there's a real possibility that Kelly is an epileptic, but it's possible it was an isolated incident. If it's the latter, docs need to figure out what happened and how they can prevent another episode.