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Dr. Carlos Satulovsky
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Confusion (Definition)

The state of unclear thinking. May be accompanied by poor memory and disorientation.


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Do lots of people develop confusion, or is it unusual?

Do lots of people develop confusion, or is it unusual?

Lots: Confusion is common. Transient confusion can occur from intoxication, drug abuse, head injuries, or acute illness among others. Chronic confusion is more serious and needs proper diagnosis and treatment. Even transient confusion if not from a clearly identifiable cause needs evaluation as it may be a signal that something serious is going on. ...Read more

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Confusion (Definition)

The state of unclear thinking. May be accompanied by poor memory and disorientation.


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What can you do for confusion?

What can you do for confusion?

What?: We all suffer confusion at times. Stress, lack of sleep, too much to drink, too many medications all can cause confusion. Progressive memory problems may be serious. If more straight forward causes are not evident, a thorough neurological or psychological evaluation would be appropriate. ...Read more

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Eat Healthier (Tip)

Eat Healthier

Thirst can be confused for hunger. Stay hydrated. ...See more

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My cousin says she has a problem with confusion. Are family members more likely to get the same thing?

My cousin says she has a problem with confusion. Are family members more likely to get the same thing?

Confusion: If this is an obvious sudden episode pt needs evaluation with labs, ct of brain or mri. If this is normal and the confusion is recurrent or frequent may be early dementia alzheimer's type. There is some genetic predisposition to personalities where may be normal in families to be forgetful at times if there are no other signs of significant dementia. ...Read more

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How common is it for somebody over 65 years to get confusion?

How common is it for somebody over 65 years to get confusion?

Confusion: Not too common but acute causes most rule out low sodium, delirium from drugs, medicines or alcohol, or intracraneal pathology ( stroke, tumors )but it may well be due to alzheimer's ( dementia) disease or other dementia. ...Read more

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Stress less (Tip)

Stress less

Myth: bullies are powerful. Reality: only to extent they fool others into being fearful & confused. ...See more

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Describe the features of confusion.?

Lack of Alertness: Confusion usually refers to a state in which people lack a full level of alertness or awareness of what is going on. Sometimes, it can include disorganized thoughts and difficulty completing tasks. Memory may also be affected. It is important to know that "confusion" is a very general term and can occur for many different reasons. ...Read more

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Could it be something bad if I have confusion?

Could it be something bad if I have confusion?

YES!!: Confusion can be associated with any number of problems affecting your brain, many of which are porentially fatal. ...Read more

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Anorexia (Tip)

Anorexia

Self worth and being well can get confused when parents attempt to control children with food. ...See more

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Are the symptoms of confusion bad?

Yes.: Anything that alters the mental state is not normal and may herald a potentially severe problem. ...Read more

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