MtnGrl Musing: Music Monday
I am adding thisdue to the nature of her passing :
Teena Marie was found dead in her Los Angeles home of an apparent grand mal seizure. She was 54 years old.
Born Mary Christine Brockert, Tenna Marie was a white woman who sang rhythm and blues. She signed with Motown in 1976 and teamed with funk legend, Rick James.
A seizure, according to the University of Michigan Health System, is an episode of abnormal electrical activity in the brain. A common seizure type is a grand mal seizure. It causes loss of consciousness, jerking or twitching of all four limbs, sometimes injury to the tongue or mouth, and sometimes urinary incontinence. Additional symptoms may include a pause in breathing and confusion and weakness following the event.
The Mayo Clinic states that grand mal seizures are sometimes caused by underlying health problems:
* Very low levels of glucose, sodium, calcium, or magnesium
* Traumatic head injuries
* Using or withdrawing from drugs or alcohol
* Brain tumors
* Certain infections such as encephalitis or meningitis
* Injury due to a previous lack of oxygen
* Blood vessel malformations in the brain
* Genetic syndromes
Seizures are no fun,Thankfully I have not had a bad one in a long time.