SUDOKU seizures! #TooMuchofaGoodThing
A young man in Germany completed so many Sudoku puzzles (a logic game that may help sharpen memory) that he began having seizures.

Of course, that's only part of the story. The man had been an avid Sudoku solver for some time before experiencing such seizures, but that changed after he was trapped in an avalanche during a ski trip. He was eventually rescued, but while buried under the snow, the man experienced a condition known as hypoxia, in which the body tissues and brain don't receive enough oxygen.

This condition caused the man to develop sudden muscle twitches around his mouth when he talked and in the muscles of his legs when he walked. He also experienced spontaneous seizures in his left arm. Doctors prescribed anti-epileptic medications and thought they had these seizures under control.

However, a few weeks after he was discharged from the hospital, the man began having seizures in his left arm again but only when he did Sudoku puzzles.

Eventually, doctors got to the root of the problem: The man had a very intense "three-dimensional imagination" that was activated whenever he did these brain-stimulating puzzles. The part of his brain that he used when thinking about things in 3D happened to be the part of his brain that was most affected by his 15 minutes of oxygen deprivation under the snow.

Overactivation of this damaged part of his brain was what caused the man's seizures. Unfortunately, he had to give up Sudoku in order to make a full recovery.

Dr. T●●●●z H●●●●●●i and 56 others like this33 shares
Dr. S●●●●●●m H●●●●●●r
Dr. S●●●●●●m H●●●●●●r General Medicine
Too much of addiction to smartphones where much of brain activity is involved and the person doesn’t sleep for enough number of hours such an episode can happen, I had such a case recently. He was addicted to an WhatsApp app where much of thinking is involved.
Nov 19, 2018Like4
Dr. S●●●●●●m H●●●●●●r
Dr. S●●●●●●m H●●●●●●r General Medicine
Quora is the link he was addicted to and would hardly sleep for 2-3 hours.
Nov 19, 2018Like4
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S●●●●●●i S●●●h Homeopathic Medicine
Excess of anything is obnoxious to the a bit at ease !
Nov 29, 2018Like