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Doctor insights on: Cognitive Impairment Fog Caused Fibromyalgia

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Is cognitive dysfunction an early stage of alzheimer’s?

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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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


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How should I deal with cognitive impairment (fibro fog) caused by fibromyalgia?

How should I deal with cognitive impairment (fibro fog) caused by fibromyalgia?

Better sleep: #fibromyalgia "fibro fog" ; cognitive impairment, imo, caused by non-restorative sleep. My hypothesis is refreshing sleep improves cognition. Many soporific medications ; medicinal cannabis (use only in state where authorized) exist. The three meds approved for fibromyalgia do not enhance sleep, but do diminish pain. Opiate medications reduce pain, relax mind, induce sleep. ...Read more

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How do I deal with cognitive impairment(fibro fog) from fibromyalgia?

How do I deal with cognitive impairment(fibro fog) from fibromyalgia?

Several options: I have had patients do well with either stimulant drugs (adderall) or with nuvigil. Use of either of these is "off label". ...Read more

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Does anxiety cause cognitive impairment?

Does anxiety cause cognitive impairment?

Sometimes: Anxiety can lower one's ability to focus and concentrate, and thus can also lead to some forgetfulness or distractibility. Still, (with the exception of temporary panic attacks, if any) most anxiety usually does not impair cognitive functions as much as some other mental health difficulties. This can be improved with psychotherapy and/or medication treatments. ...Read more

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During what blood levels does lead start to cause cognitive impairment in adults?

During what blood levels does lead start to cause cognitive impairment in adults?

A-hi10ug/dl,C-5ug/dl: Elevated lead in the body can be detected by the presence of changes in blood cells visible with a microscope and dense lines in the bones of children on X-ray, main tool for dx. is the blood lead level. When blood lead levels are recorded, the results indicate lead is circulating within the blood stream, not the amt. being stored in the body.[2] Elevated lead in the body can be detected by the presence of changes in blood cells visible with a microscope and dense lines in the bones of children seen on X-ray, but the main tool for diagnosis is measurement of the blood lead level. When blood lead levels are recorded, the results indicate how much lead is circulating within the blood stream, not the amount being stored in the body.[2] There are two units for reporting blood lead level, either micrograms per deciliter (µg/dl), or micrograms per 100 grams (µg/100 g) of whole blood, which are numerically equivalent. The Centers for Disease Control (US) has set the standard elevated blood lead level for adults to be 10 (µg/dl) of the whole blood. For children the number is set much lower at 5 (µg/dl) of blood as of 2012[3] down from a previous 10 (µg/dl).[4] Children are especially prone to the health effects of lead and, as a result, blood lead levels must be set lower and closely monitored if contamination is possible.[2] The major treatments are removal of the source of lead and chelation therapy (administration of agents that bind lead so it can be excreted). ...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 can cause cognitive impairment?

What can cause cognitive impairment?

Alzheimers: Age is the greatest risk factor for cognitive impairment, and as the Baby Boomer generation passes age 65, the number of people living with cognitive impairment is expected to jump dramatically. An estimated 5.1 million. Americans aged 65 years or older may currently have Alzheimer’s disease, the most well-known formof cognitive impairment; this number may rise to13.2 mill in 2025. ...Read more

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Could medication cause cognitive impairment?

Yes: Many medications can cause cognitive impairment.Please see the two links below for lists and discussions.: www.Medscape.Com/viewarticle/408593_5 www.Drugs.Com/condition/mild-cognitive-impairment.Html drugs (by generic name) associated with mild cognitive impairment. ...Read more

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What will cause most cognitive impairment after 50?

What will cause most cognitive impairment after 50?

Many Factors: There are many risk factors, including age, stroke, family history of cognitive impairment, education level, brain injury, exposure to pesticides or toxins, alcohol dependence, smoking, physical inactivity, and chronic conditions such as parkinson’s disease, heart disease, and diabetes. Maintaining a healthy diet and a regular exercise program can decrease the risk of cognitive impairment. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of my cognitive impairment at 60?

Lots of reasons: Cognitive impairment is due to many issues, chief of which is poor health. This can be manifest by poor nutrition & lack of exercise. Smoking, excess alcohol consumption & illicit substance use increase risk. Diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol & heart disease are all associated w/cognitive impairment. Infections & some medications can push some over the line if their health is iffy. ...Read more

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Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
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Fibromyalgia (Definition)

Widespread pain and tenderness on palpation of specific muscle points, associated with variety of other symptoms that include fatigue, sleep disturbances, depression, anxiety, ...Read more


Dr. Kathryn Akin
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Cognitive Dysfunction (Definition)

Cognitive dysfunction refers to any general problem in a person's ...Read more