A 54-year-old male asked:
is recommended for a 93 years patient with vascular dementia take a hipnotic drug with clonazepan for insomnio?
2 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Neurology 16 years experience
I'd prefer to use: Trazodone for dementia patients; however, sometimes that just fails. I would only treat if they are belligerent at night. If the dose of Clonazepam and very small, works, and they do not have any major side effects, then acceptable.
4.5k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Geriatric Psychiatry 24 years experience
Complex: Sleep problems are common in older adults and even more common in those with dementia. Causes of sleep problems are varied and as dementia progresses they change. Getting enough exercise early in the day is helpful. Many sleeping medications worsen confusion or cause side effects in those with dementia. Melatonin or warm decaf tea have minimal risk. Some antidepressants can help at least for awhil.
4.5k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
A 45-year-old member asked:
Why can't I sleep?
22 doctor answers • 51 doctors weighed in
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Many reasons: You may not be able to sleep because of physical or emotional issues, or both.
For physical comfort, try placing a pillow between your knees.
If you are anxious and having trouble getting to sleep, learn to meditate. Meditation is close to stage i sleep.
6.6k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
A 26-year-old member asked:
What complications does collagen vascular disease cause?
2 doctor answers • 7 doctors weighed in
Obstetrics and Gynecology 34 years experience
Blood Pressure issue: Collagen vascular disorders makes one susceptible to high blood pressure and its consequences such as intra-uterine growth restriction, kidney & liver dysfunction, low platelet count, etc. Sometimes the disease is associated with a flare, and then side-effects due to medications used to control the underlying disease may be encountered.
6.6k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
A 21-year-old member asked:
I would like to know if vascular eds can effect lung tissue? If so, how?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Pulmonary Critical Care 35 years experience
Not really: Vascular eds does not affect the lungs, the confusion may be caused by the fact that medicines used to treat eds like viagra (sildenafil) work by dilating blood vessels to improve blood flow to the penis. Some patients with lung disease have a problem called pulmonary hypertension, and benefit from the same drugs, only in this case the blood vessels dilating effect involves the circulation in the lungs.
6.1k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
A 22-year-old member asked:
What genes are related to ehlers-danlos syndrome, vascular type?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Cardiology 44 years experience
Unknown: This is currently unknown. Come back in 5 years!
6k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
A 41-year-old member asked:
Does not sleeping well make it easy to get sick?
1 doctor answer • 3 doctors weighed in
Pulmonary Critical Care 36 years experience
5.7k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
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