Aa
A
A
Close
Avatar_universal
Could I start boxing?
I am 17 years old, when I was 6 years old I suffered an epileptic fit that lasted 2 hours; I awoke just before I was intubated. I had to undergo a number of different tests in order to see whether or not I had epilepsy, it turned out I did not have it and that this seemed to be a one off. However, nobody was ever able to uncover what caused this fit. I am now constantly debating with my parents as to whether not I am allowed to box as it is something I have wanted to do for a very long time, their argument of course is that if was to be struck with certain force in a specific place, it could trigger another fit, etc. I am wondering what you guys think of this, and would love a professional opinion on the subject.

Thanks,  
Cancel
2 Answers
Page 1 of 1
1780921_tn?1416842066
Nick as long as you can pass a normal sports physical there should be no reason why you should not be able to. Just because you had a seizure as a child does not mean you will ever have one again. Anyone can have a seizure at any time. A seizure is just sudden surge of "electrical" activity in the brain and sometime's nobody knows why it happens.

If you do start boxing you will need to wear the normal head gear that everyone else that spars wears. Also with every other sport if you start getting concusions you will have to stop before any permenant damage can occur.
Comment
Cancel
1780921_tn?1416842066
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Avatar_universal
thanks very much mate i will take it on board
Comment
Cancel
Avatar_universal
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Your Answer
Avatar_universal
Answer
Know how to answer? Tap here to leave your answer...
Answer
Could I start boxing?
Submit Answer
A
A
Recent Activity
Avatar_universal
Blank
DMRobbins0226 commented on My GYN made me mad.
13 hrs ago
1780921_tn?1416842066
Blank
flipper336 "Never ruin an apology with... Comment
Feb 02
1415174_tn?1453246703
Blank
mkh9 Confucius. " Our greatest g... Comment
Jan 25
Top Neurology Answerers
1780921_tn?1416842066
Blank
flipper336
Chandler, AZ
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
teddybears4ever2
Minneapolis, MN
Epilepsy Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
Marathon Running Done Over Many Yea...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
New Article on Multifocal IOL vs &q...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
748543_tn?1443740527
Blank
TMJ/TMJ The Connection Between Teet...
01/15 by Hamidreza Nassery , DMD, FICOI, FAGD, FICCMOBlank
Top Neurology Answerers
1780921_tn?1416842066
Blank
flipper336
Chandler, AZ
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
teddybears4ever2
Minneapolis, MN