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Dr. Kathryn Akin
169 doctors shared insights

Cognitive Dysfunction (Overview)

Cognitive dysfunction refers to any general problem in a person's thinking and thought process.


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Could general anesthesia cause cognitive dysfunction?

Could general anesthesia cause cognitive dysfunction?

Maybe: General anesthesia along with surgery has been associated with cognitive dysfunction. The link is not strong and some surgeries can only be done with general anesthesia. ...Read more

Dr. Kathryn Akin
169 doctors shared insights

Cognitive Dysfunction (Overview)

Cognitive dysfunction refers to any general problem in a person's thinking and thought process.


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What is cognitive dysfunction?

What is cognitive dysfunction?

Thinking problems: Cognitive dysfunction generically refers to problems with thinking. This may be manifest in many different spheres. A common cognitive dysfunction for patients with alzheimer's disease for example is with memory. Some have difficulty with the processing/integration of information and some describe a "slowness" in their thinking. Alcohol and traumatic brain injury contribute to cognitive dysfuncti. ...Read more

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Is cognitive dysfunction an early stage of alzheimer’s?

Many reasons: Mild cognitive impairment is often the initial manifestation of Alzheimer's but cognitive problems can be seen with vitamin deficiencies, thyroid problems, HIV and syphilis infections, and medication adverse effects. Alcohol and recreational drugs can also do this. ...Read more

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Is there any treatment for cognitive impairment for multiple sclerosis?

Is there any treatment for cognitive impairment for multiple sclerosis?

You Bet There Is!!: First, you are better if taking a very potent ms medicine, such as tysabri (natalizumab) or gilenya, as "off label" both have shown ability to prevent brain atrophy, and improve fatigue and cognition. Second, have adequate levels of vit d, taking 5-10000 units daily. The traditional Alzheimer's meds do not help usually, but would consider a trial of 2 medical foods, axona, and cerefolin-nac, and ?Galantamine. ...Read more

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How to prevent cognitive impairment caused by benzodiapines?

Dose dependent: Many patients do not experience significant side effects from benzo's, but drowsiness, dizziness, and cognitive blunting do occur in many. Try to start at very low dose and slowly increase amount as your tolerance develops. If one drug causes problems, a different one may be better handled. Work closely with your doc. ...Read more

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What is cognitive dysfunction?

Thinking problems: Cognitive dysfunction generically refers to problems with thinking. This may be manifest in many different spheres. A common cognitive dysfunction for patients with alzheimer's disease for example is with memory. Some have difficulty with the processing/integration of information and some describe a "slowness" in their thinking. Alcohol and traumatic brain injury contribute to cognitive dysfuncti. ...Read more

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Cognitive dysfunction...How severe can it be from just fibro?

Cognitive dysfunction...How severe can it be from just fibro?

Fibro fog: Jm glass, j clin psychiatry. 2008;69:20-4: patients with fibromyalgia frequently complain of cognitive problems ... Confirmed by studies ... And by the results of objective tests of metamemory, working memory, semantic memory, everyday attention, task switching, and selective attention. ... Fibro patients have impairments in working, episodic, and semantic memory that mimic about 20 years of aging. ...Read more

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Could general anesthesia cause cognitive dysfunction?

Maybe: General anesthesia along with surgery has been associated with cognitive dysfunction. The link is not strong and some surgeries can only be done with general anesthesia. ...Read more

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What's the chance of having brain avm if I have cognitive dysfunction?

What's the chance of having brain avm if I have cognitive dysfunction?

Rare: Arteriovenous malformations occur in about 0.14% of the population. In an avm, arterial blood flows directly into draining veins. There is no brain parenchyma within the nidus or center of the avm. Hemorrhage and seizures are the most common symptoms. ...Read more

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Dr. Rudolf Brutoco
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Cognitive Impairment (Definition)

Cognitive impairment is a condition that involves problems with thought processes. It includes many different types of mental function decline such as forgetfulness, learning disabilities, decreased intelligence, and difficulty concentrating. Cognitive impairment may be present at birth or may develop ...Read more