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What are the leading causes of severe or profound mental retardation?

What are the leading causes of severe or profound mental retardation?

Genetics and injury: The most serious forms of mr typically have genetic causes are result for intrauterine trauma ( e.g., viral infections) or head injury after birth. Many syndromes have been identified that are associated with these levels of severity, but most remain undetermined. ...Read more

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Causes of myoclonus?

Causes of myoclonus?

It is a condition: Myoclunus just means jumping or jerking limbs. Usually it is the legs but can be any muscle. At night it may wake you up causing daytime fatigue. It can occur by itself or be part of a number of conditions where nerves in the head are not communicating with the nerves in the spine such as ms, head injury or pinched spinal nerves. Have a neurologist evaluate. ...Read more

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Causes of microcephaly?

Causes of microcephaly?

Varied: There are literally hundreds of things that can cause this including various syndromes, prenatal infections and lack of oxygen during birth just to name a few of the more common causes. ...Read more

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Common causes of shortness of breath?

Common causes of shortness of breath?

Many!: Lungs: asthma, bronchitis, emphysema, pneumonia (100 causes), pulm. Embolism ("clot"), pneumothorax, tumor, effusion and more. Heart: CHF with 100 causes anemia, thyroid xs or deficiency, obesity, rib cage deformity, paralyzed diaphragm, neuromuscular disorders (ms, als), foreign body, aspiration, psychogenic, hyperventilation, metabolic acidosis. I'm sure i've forgotten a few. ...Read more

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What are leading causes of death in childbirth?

What are leading causes of death in childbirth?

Bleeding, high BP: Sadly, women are still dying around the world during childbirth. Some conditions could be prevented by better care and closer hospitals. Others cannot. Over the ages, leading causes of death eg infection have been better controlled in developed nations. However, it is still difficult to prevent progression of rising blood pressure as in preeclampsia and bleeding from placental or uterine problems. ...Read more

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Can psychosis cause confusion of the personality?

Can psychosis cause confusion of the personality?

Yes: If someone has a psychotic illness such as schizophrenia, the personality can be disordered also. Psychosis, or a loss of touch with reality, can cause a sufferer to feel confused when unable to distinguish reality from fantasy, false beliefs (delusions) or hallucinations (hearing voices or seeing things that are not really there). ...Read more

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What are the causes of emotional disturbance in adolescence?

What are the causes of emotional disturbance in adolescence?

Varied...: Emotional disturbance in anyone can be caused by a variety of factors including situational, biological/hormonal, etc. Consultation with the teen's physician, teachers, and/or a counselor can help determine what might be underlying the symptoms. ...Read more

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What are the common causes dizziness and loss of memory?

What are the common causes dizziness and loss of memory?

Dizziness & memory: Dizziness and memory loss occurring together should prompt a visit to your primary doctor or neurologist. Conditions like stroke or other neurologic disorders need to be ruled out. ...Read more

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Ideas? What might cause the sudden onset of excessive clumsiness?

Ideas? What might cause the sudden onset of excessive clumsiness?

Laundry list: Without more information this is probably a very long list of things that could be considered. I would see a doctor to look into the really bad things - please note that I am NOT saying you have ANY of these! - but someone needs to make sure you are not having a stroke, compression of the spinal cord, a tumor, brain water backup. ...Read more

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Are metabolic causes of dementia preventable?

Are metabolic causes of dementia preventable?

Yes.: As a rough estimate about 5% of dementias are treatable/preventable, so screening for things like vitamin deficiencies and untreated hypothyroidism should be done as part of an evaluation of patients with early memory loss. ...Read more

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What are the causes of confusion & memory loss?

What are the causes of confusion & memory loss?

Many causes: In aging adults, some degree of short term memory loss is not unusual while long term memory is preserved. However, confusion is a more worrisome symptom. Often the cause can be a medication such as a sedative or sleeping pill. Low blood pressure can lead to confusion also. If confusion persists, the family should see a doctor to see if the patient has alzheimer's disease. ...Read more

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What are the possible causes of shortness of breath?

Many possibilities: You're taking albuterol so asthma & copd/emphysema come to mind. Pleural effusion & pulmonary embolism, too. Bronchitis & pneumonia. Heart attack & heart failure. Abnormal heart rhythm. Pneumothorax. If that's not enough, check out http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/shortness-of-breath/my00119/dsection=causes. Check w/your doc for thorough evaluation. ...Read more

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What condition causes lack of common sense?

Common sense: If common sense actually existed, no one would be talking about it, and why? because it would truly be common, in the most fundamental sense of the word. Now, having said that, people have radically different minds, and what gets top priority and is perfectly logical to one person may completely flummox another. Not that one form of logic is better or worse that the other; they are just different. ...Read more

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What are causes of chronic confusion,foggy head?

What are causes of  chronic confusion,foggy head?

See a physician: There are many and various illnesses which could cause chronic confusion and foggy head (e.g. depression, brain dysfunction, trauma, etc). I can appreciate your concerned about your health, but finding a proper diagnosis and treatment may be the answer to your worries. Rec.: see your physician for physical, labs and imaging (if needed). Take good care. ...Read more