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Can C Diff Cause Memory Loss
Yes: A number of studies show that people with hepatitis c experience problems with cognitive function, which include poor memory. About 50% of them suffer some kind of neuropsychiatric symptom, such as "brain fog", weakness, fatigue, etc. These changes can happen independent of severity of disease. The mechanisms of these changes are still being investigated -- could be inflammatory process in brain. ...Read more
Yes, several ways: Diabetes can be a risk factor for memory issues. The brain needs glucose in order to function, and very low or very high levels can lead to chronic damage of vascular and nervous pathways. Low blood sugar can lead to unconsciousness and death, and often persons who have behavioral issues when their blood sugar is low have no memory for the events. Protect your brain and control your glucose. ...Read more
Yes.: Pernicious anemia is the most common reason for unexpected B12 deficiency. Lack of B12 can cause both anemia and neurological damage. The latter includes numbness, gait problems, and dementia. The neurological findings can occur before there is any anemia, or vice versa. The anemia will reverse with treatment. The neurologic problems may not correct completely with B12 treatment. ...Read more
Antibiotics/Yes,,,: Antibiotics are the main reason for a c diff infection as c diff is present in your intestines and is relatively harmless unless an antibiotic wipes out other bacteria that compete with it there. Clindamycin among others is a common cause of this. Since it's in your gut and in hospitals it's possible to have at least a mild infection of this without meds. Best of luck. ...Read more
Possible but unlikel: If you are taking whopping doses which many people do, quite foolishly, then it is possible to have an adverse cutaneous reaction. Keeping the dose to 100% in a vitamin form and supplementing with dietary intake is more than adequate. Anything else is simply overkill and unnecessary. ...Read more
Can vitamin d deficiency cause depression.Also can vitamin B12 cause psychosis and suicidal thoughts ?
Vitamin D can help: W/mood but is not a major cause of depression. Make sure you take enough. Your doc can measure your levels. Low b 12 is not the cause of suicidal thoughts and psychosis. As your doc about sublingual b 12 or shots. This will help you feel better. See a mental health professional for the negative thoughts and you will have a well-rounded treatment plan. Diet/exercise? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can low levels of vit d cause fatigue, pain, worsening of slurred speech (pt suffered stroke ~ 10 yrs ago) and general 'spaciness'?
Can Zofran (ondansetron) cause chronic constipation that causes chronic nausea and ultimately weight loss?
Anything is possible: But it's not likely that Zofran (ondansetron) would cause enough constipation to cause enough nausea to cause weight loss. In fact, Zofran is used to treat nausea. Check out http://www.drugs.com/sfx/zofran-side-effects.html where I couldn't find any mention of your scenario. If you're worried about that sequence of events, ask your doc for another antinausea medication. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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