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Could ADHD people drive?

Could ADHD people drive?

Most do: Adhd is not a listed disorder that would disqualify one for a drivers license in most states. ...Read more

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Medical conditions that disqualify someone from piloting?

Medical conditions that disqualify someone from piloting?

If your a danger: Think of things that would cause you to be a danger to yourself, your passengers, other pilots and the people on the ground. Seizure disorder, uncontrolled heart disease or hypertension, psychiatric conditions, etc. Check the faa's website or with a pilot group like the aopa. Also talk to your local ame. ...Read more

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What are restrictions on people with epilepsy? Driving, machinery, etc

What are restrictions on people with epilepsy? Driving, machinery, etc

State specific: Each state has its own restrictions on driving after a seizure. Some states are more restrictive than others, the requirements are listed on the internet or by your state department of motor vehicles. Return of licensure is variable but requires a period of total seizure control. Can not obtain interstate trucking license if you had a seizure, i'm unfamiliar with large machinery licensure. ...Read more

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What causes seizures while driving?

What causes seizures while driving?

Photo driven seizure: The white lines can cause a photo driven seizure disorder. Have your doctor order a photo driven eeg. ...Read more

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Could anxiety cause apprehension and nervousness about driving a car and impair and affect driving skills?

Could anxiety cause apprehension and nervousness about driving a car and impair and affect driving skills?

Possibly: If a person becomes too anxious about performing a task- it may impair their performance. ...Read more

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Can mono-vision cause problems with driving at night or problems with depth perception.?

Can mono-vision cause problems with driving at night or problems with  depth perception.?

Yes: Mono vision depending on the disparity in vision between the two eyes can be a definite cause ifa drop in depth perception. You can test this put by comparing with contacts vs glasses by taking the stereo fly test. You might be under corrected and this is causing night myopia. ...Read more

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I've chronic 24/7 lightheadedness chronic dizziness overwhelmed by lights, people, driving, movement, mental and physical activity?

I've chronic 24/7 lightheadedness chronic dizziness overwhelmed by lights, people, driving, movement, mental and physical activity?

Get Adrenal Support: This could partially be due to low adrenals, which regulate energy + blood sugar. We all need daily adrenal support to cope with stress. Physiologic doses are: dhea 5 mg and pregnenolone 10 mg for men; dhea 2.5 mg and pregnenolone 30 mg for women. Higher doses should be used initially (e.g., dhea 50 mg for men; dhea 25 mg for women) to help overcome fatigue and increase reserve against stress. ...Read more

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Are poor grades related to sleeping disorders?

Are poor grades related to sleeping disorders?

Sleep and school: If someone taking classes has unrestful sleep it will often adversely affect grades. In modern culture with too many electronic devices sleep problems are increasing. But Cognitive Behavioral interventions can help both adults and children. If this is a problem for you or a family member recommend you see a Psychologist expert in sleep treatment. ...Read more

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Do ambulance drivers develop drug problems?

Do ambulance drivers develop drug problems?

Ambulance driver: Is a vey old term these days. An ambulance crew is made up of emts and paramedics. Paramedics do carry and use pain medicines and for than reason are higher risk. Just like nurses and doctors. They have access to medications that others do not. This is why we monitor nd test higher risk professions. ...Read more

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Are vision and hearing problems considered neurological issues?

Depends: Some vision and hearing diseases are neurological. Some are not. ...Read more

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Heart condition and sexual activity, can heart conditions affect it?

Heart condition and sexual activity, can heart conditions affect it?

Sexual activity: Depending on the kind of 'heart condition' and the severity of its dysfunction related to circulation, sexual activity can be normal or markedly depressed. ...Read more

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Which medical conditions cause numb toes?

Which medical conditions cause numb toes?

DIABETES AND OTHERS: Numbness to the toes can be caused by many things including diabetes, vit deefeciancy, alcohol, nerve impingement and certain meds. ...Read more

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Since smoking lowers C3 levels, wouldn't smoking make certain autoimmune conditions worse...Because some autoimmune diseases lower c3?

Since smoking lowers C3 levels, wouldn't smoking make certain autoimmune conditions worse...Because some autoimmune diseases lower c3?

Smoking makes worse: Complement is low and systemic lupus because it is activated by the lupus. Smoking activates the alternative complement pathway and lowers some pf the complement compoments. Low complement does not cause connective tissue disease. ...Read more

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Can mental conditions like suicidal tendencies be inherited from your parents?

Can mental conditions like suicidal tendencies be inherited from your parents?

Inherited suicide: The most common mental condition associated with suicide would be depression. Depression and other mood disorders have a genetic component that will increase your risk when a blood relative has the disorder. But remember you only inherit an increased risk, not a certainty. It just means you need to practice healthier mental habits and get help quickly if you notice signs of depression. ...Read more

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Seroquel (quetiapine) makes my un-dx condition worse. Symptoms are heart pain, almost paralyzed due to extreme somnolence, severe cognitive impairment.. Causes?

Seroquel (quetiapine) makes my un-dx condition worse. Symptoms are heart pain, almost paralyzed due to extreme somnolence, severe cognitive impairment.. Causes?

Seroquel (quetiapine): Seroquel (quetiapine) can be very sedating -- more so depending on increased dose. It can also cause "cognitive impairment." I have no idea from here what you were like before the medication, but it sounds like you need a thorough medical evaluation. A psychiatrist may need to also be involved in your care -- and you need to tell whoever is prescribing the seroquel (quetiapine) about what you're experiencing. ...Read more

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What are some medical conditions affecting blood alcohol level?

What are some medical conditions affecting blood alcohol level?

Liver impairment: Your liver is responsible for a huge number of jobs in the body, to include taking care of drugs & toxins (including alcohol). If liver impaired, diseased, or damaged, its ability to break down alcohol will be less. Alcohol dehydrogenase & rarely other enzymes can be missing or in short supply. Any of these would mean alcohol cannot be metabolized fully or at all & bal goes up and could be lethal. ...Read more

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Doctors, can a liver problem or abnormal blood chemistry cause ptsd, depersonalization disorder, anxiety, uncomfortable fogginess, pressure? I'm 18

Doctors, can a liver problem or abnormal blood chemistry cause ptsd, depersonalization disorder, anxiety, uncomfortable fogginess, pressure? I'm 18

A SEARCH: Unclear about what is actually wrong. We all want to know why something is wrong and we guess. I don't know weather your worry is a liver or blood problem or an emotional problem or both. Please go to your dr and share the worries with someone who can sort them out. You mean well, but you'll do better with help. ...Read more

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Dragging, confusion, problems concentrating, memory problems. Could it be thyroid?

Dragging, confusion, problems concentrating, memory problems. Could it be thyroid?

Among many things: It could be thyroid related... Or sleep apnea, anemia, copd, heart failure, "mini strokes", kidney disease, liver disease, medications and others i fail to mention. ...Read more

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Visual field test normal w/minimal peripheral vision loss. After diagnosed w/glaucoma feel more nervous driving such as changing lanes. Psychological?

Visual field test normal w/minimal peripheral vision loss. After diagnosed w/glaucoma feel more nervous driving such as changing lanes. Psychological?

MAYBE: Ask ophthalmologist to check visual accuity. If there has been no change, youre getting unnecessarily anxious. Remember the possibility of trouble doesn't mean it's there now. ...Read more

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