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Disorientation (Overview)

Confusion is the inability to think with your usual speed or clarity, including feeling disoriented and having difficulty paying attention, remembering, and making decisions.


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What cause a person to feel disorientation?

What cause a person to feel disorientation?

Multiple possible: Disorientation to time or place is one of the signs of delirium, an acute mental status change that can be reversible with treatment. Accompanying signs are confusion, disorganized thinking, changes in alertness, decreased short-term memory & recall, perceptual changes including hallucinations, and wandering attention. Causes include intoxication, infection, brain injury, metabolic, and more. ...Read more

Disorientation (Overview)

Confusion is the inability to think with your usual speed or clarity, including feeling disoriented and having difficulty paying attention, remembering, and making decisions.


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Have you ever treated chronological disorientation?

Have you ever treated chronological disorientation?

Disorientation to: Time can be a symptom of many illnesses. Treatment involves treating the cause of the problem. So yes, I have treated it. ...Read more

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What could be causing sudden, and brief disorientation?

What could be causing sudden, and brief disorientation?

Dehydration : Is apossibility but either way a physical exam by a doctor sounds like a good idea. ...Read more

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What caused my boyfriend to become disorientated if he gets real hungry?

What caused my boyfriend to become disorientated if he gets real hungry?

Low blood sugar : Low blood sugar can cause lots of symptoms including disorientation. Or the hunger could be unrelated. Better call your family doctor and get evaluated. ...Read more

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Why would a bright, sunny day cause me to become confused and disorientated?

Why would a bright, sunny day cause me to become confused and disorientated?

Sun sensitivity: Some people can have reaction to bright light which can cause a change in vision acutely that would make you confused. ...Read more

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Why do I feel disorientated recently?

Why do I feel disorientated recently?

MANY REASONS!!: This question is unfortunately way too vague. There are many reasons for feeling disoriented. Medical reasons, medications, insomnia, high blood pressure, depression, anxiety, stress, drugs, alcohol. Please speak to your physician who can then ask you questions and help narrow this down then treat. ...Read more

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What could cause me to be feeling disorientated after sugary drinks?

What could cause me to be feeling disorientated after sugary drinks?

Check for diabetes: The first thought is that your blood sugar is rising due to glucose intolerance (ie diabetes or pre-diabetes) but i also wonder if there is caffeine in the drinks as well. ...Read more

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I am due within this week and am feeling extremely disorientated. Is this normal?

I am due within this week and am feeling extremely disorientated. Is this normal?

Due for what?: I'm sorry, but i don't know what you're due for -- a menstrual period? Giving birth? An eye exam? In any event it's not normal to feel disoriented. Please contact your physician so s/he can help. ...Read more

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Disorientation of the senses. Is that a stroke?

Disorientation of the senses. Is that a stroke?

Disorientation: Following are the causes of disorientation: stroke seizures drugs infection liver problem kidney problems electrolyte deficit uncontrolled diabetes drug overdose a proper evaluation, examination and testing are required. ...Read more

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Some differences between confusion and disorientation?

Some differences between confusion and disorientation?

Semantics: Orientation is usually defined by knowing time, place, and person. Anyone can get confused about these details at times. You can be fully oriented but still be confused. ...Read more

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Has anyone had disorientation as a symptom of early menopause?

Has anyone had disorientation as a symptom of early menopause?

Is a symptom: Menopause is associated with many symptoms such as mood swings, irritability, memory fog, dizziness, fatigue, depression, poor sleep, hot flashes, increased urine infections. It is important to check for other things such as infections, trauma, migraines (also linked to menopause), vitamin deficiencies, hormone imbalance that can cause these problems. Speak with your doc for further evaluation. ...Read more

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What could cause a feeling of disorientation and inability to concentrate very well?

What could cause a feeling of disorientation and inability to concentrate very well?

Many things: Many things can cause feelings of disorientation and inability to concentrate. Consider any kind of drug intoxication or withdrawal -- same for alcohol. Various kinds of infectious encephalopathies either in CNS or from outside it. Stroke. Metabolic encephalopathies like severe hyperglycemia, liver or kidney failure, severe hypothyroidism, wernicke's, etc. Head trauma. Brain tumor. Others. ...Read more

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When I tilt my head back the 2 arteriesin the back of my head get compressed making me fell disorientated and sick. Can anything be done about this?

When I tilt my head back the 2 arteriesin the back of my head get compressed making me fell disorientated and sick. Can anything be done about this?

Are you sure?: What 2 arteries in the back of your head? Are you sure about this? Have you had arteriographic studies that document this? Where the radiologist did an injection in neutral position & then with your head back? Was the occlusion total or partial? If that's true, someone could kill you just by holding your head tilted back. Those arteries are vital for life. Please repost with more details. ...Read more

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Can anxiety cause forgetfullness and disorientation?

Can anxiety cause forgetfullness and disorientation?

Yes: absolutely, it is well established that Anxiety disorders are associated with variable degres of impairment of concentration, memory and speed of thinking . during a severe anxiety attack the person may experience feelings of disorientation. treatment is available and is effective good luck and feel better ...Read more

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What are memory loss and disorientation symptoms of?

Dementia: Memory is required for orientation - you have to remember where you are! memory & disorientation are part & parcel of dementia, although this can also be found in depressed patients who aren't paying attention to their surroundings. Delirious patients can also demonstrate memory loss & disorientation. Regardless, someone showing these symptoms needs to be evaluated. ...Read more

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What would cause constant dizziness, disorientation?

Seek help: And many women are iron deficient anemic and do not know it, from heavy periods. A simple blood test can answer this. ...Read more

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Does anxiety cause brief moments of confusion/disorientation?

Does anxiety cause brief moments of confusion/disorientation?

That may occur: if you are feeling quite overwhelming or if experiencing a panic attac,. ...Read more

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What symptoms include headaches, disorientation and being tired?

See your doctor: The phenomenon of disorientation is worrisome especially if accompanied by a new onset headache and continues see a neurologist. ...Read more

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