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Does sleep apnea cause nocturnal enuresis , memory impairment or concentration defects ? Although i don't snore ? Do I have sleep apnea?
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
Could antidepressants like venlafaxine trigger cognitive impairment like low attention span / concentration even my mood is overall fine?
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
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
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
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
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