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Can herpes 1 in and under my nose have had aneffect on my brain and cause memory impairment and concentration problems for the last 5 years? Tests?

Can herpes 1 in and under my nose have had aneffect on my brain and cause memory impairment and concentration problems for the last 5 years? Tests?

No: Type i herpes can cause a fatal brain infection (hsv-1 encephalitis) unless it is treated aggressively with IV acyclovir. To have problem 5 years from an infection points to other potential causes, . A viral culture from the lesion and a hsv-1 pcr from the spinal fluid will help diagnose this illness, and help clarify that your diagnosis is from another virus such as hsv-2 (aka mollaret's). ...Read more

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Could antidepressants like venlafaxine trigger cognitive impairment like low attention span / concentration even my mood is overall fine?

Could antidepressants like venlafaxine trigger cognitive impairment like low attention span / concentration even my mood is overall fine?

Yes, a side effect: Those are possible side effects. Talk w/ your Dr about them and if you wish to stop - have them plan a safe weaning - don't just stop! The risks can be bad. Do consider good psychotherapy w/ or w/o another Rx. It optimizes the success rate! ...Read more

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How to boost your concentration?

How to boost your concentration?

Here is my : Recommendation: keep a healthy lifestyle. Balance diet with fruits, vegetables, proteins, oatmeal, grains etc; avoid alcohol, smoking and street drugs; exercise regularly with strength and aerobic exercises; exercise your brain with lots of reading and brain games. I will recommend www.Lumosity.Com. ...Read more

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How can I get back my concentration?

How can I get back my concentration?

Diagnosis first!: Concentration difficulties can be caused by many psychological and/or medical reasons. Improving concentration requires a thorough neurological or neuropsychological diagnosis. Different causes indicate different interventions. ...Read more

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What do I do to increase concentration?

What do I do to increase concentration?

Yoga : Yoga classes would be a good idea. You should also ask your physician to do a routine blood picture ...Read more

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How can I increase memory/concentration?

How can I increase memory/concentration?

Ginkgo Biloba: If you are not on a blood thinner, you might consider taking a supplement called ginkgo biloba. It dilates the blood vessels, especially in the brain. Ginkgo may take a few weeks to work but then you can begin to experience benefits. ...Read more

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What can I do to improve my concentration?

What can I do to improve my concentration?

Several things: First make sure your help is optimized, I notice that you are on 2 very potent immunosuppressants - have you had an organ transplant? You need to make sure you are well rested, minimizing stress, eating well and remaining physically active. You need to minimize distractions. Make sure you don't give up easily. Focus on one thing at a time, don't try to multitask too much. This is just a start ...Read more

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"low concentration pill" what does the mean?

Likely ADHD: Not enough information but my guess would be that that the pill is intended for attention deficit disorder and most of the pills are stimulants. ...Read more

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Memory or concentration issue, how do I know?

Memory or concentration issue, how do I know?

Diagnosis!: Memory and concentration are highly related. Some causes can result in problems with both, other causes can result in memory or concentration problems, even that symptoms are the same. Therefore, a comprehensive differential diagnosis is needed by a neurologist and/or neuropsychologist. ...Read more