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Excessive daytime sleepiness and althemers?

Excessive daytime sleepiness and althemers?

NOT SURE OF QUESTION: Sorry but are you saying that you have daytime sleepiness and alzheimers? Well the system ia all topsy turvy when you have alzheimers as far as memory and mood and behavior. If this is your question then definitely need a physician to treat the alzheimer disease and any other behavioral changes that come along. ...Read more

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Dr. Masoud Sadighpour
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What can cause excessive daytime sleepiness?

What can cause excessive daytime sleepiness?

Many things: Some conditions like sleep apnea and restless legs syndrome interfere with sleep at night, resulting in tiredness/sleepiness in the day. Others are sleep disorders that themselves produce sleepiness, like narcolepsy. Still others are effects of medications or drugs; some mental illnesses like depression too. See your doctor for an evaluation. Can also see a sleep medicine doctor. ...Read more

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What causes excessive sleepiness?

What causes excessive sleepiness?

Sleep Apnea: If you have symptoms such as insomnia snoring hypersomnia excessive daytime sleepiness obesity asian race cognitive deficits mood disorders htn etc increase the chance of sleep apnea rule out other causes, could be medical, genetic long sleeper etc. ...Read more

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Why does depression cause excessive sleepiness?

Why does depression cause excessive sleepiness?

Depression: Hypersomnia occurs in depression not because of exhaustion or fatigue in the conventional sense. Rather, sleeping excessively can be thought of as a defense against dealing with life, and avoiding as much of it as possible. ...Read more

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Why change from insomnia to excessive sleepiness?

Why change from insomnia to excessive sleepiness?

Change from insomnia: Could be result of change in moods from depression to other extreme, or could be from medications used to treat insomnia, or other underlying organic pathology. ...Read more

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What causes excessive thirst, weight loss, dry mouth, fatigue?

What causes excessive thirst, weight loss, dry mouth, fatigue?

Could be diabetes: - with the classic "three "p"s present. Polydipsia, polyphagia, polyuria. Do you have a an appetite and consume large quantities of food and still are losing weight? Are you urinating very frequently? Of course other conditions can cause xerostomia, weight loss, and fatigue. So the best approach is to see a pcp and have a workup. ...Read more

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Can drinking alcohol cause excessive tiredness?

Can drinking alcohol cause excessive tiredness?

Of course: Alcohol is a toxin, and, particularly in excess over a prolonged period of time, can cause damage to multiple organs and processes. If this describes you, discuss it with your doctor at your next visit. ...Read more

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What illnesses present with excessive daytime sleepiness?

What illnesses present with excessive daytime sleepiness?

Causes of sleepiness: Excessive sleepiness can be caused by not getting enough sleep, depression, sleep apnea (snoring & stopping breathing in sleep). Less common causes include narcolepsy, idiopathic hypersomnia, hormonal disorders such as low thyroid, severe anemia, chronic infections, brain tumors, etc. ...Read more

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What causes excessive night sweats?

What causes excessive night sweats?

Sick, poor health: You should have your full physical with all the blood work to make sure there is no underlying health issue causing this. ...Read more

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What could cause rapid weight loss, excessive sleepiness, dizziness, and paleness?

What could cause rapid weight loss, excessive sleepiness, dizziness, and paleness?

Lots of things: Please see your doctor about this right away. The possibilities include some form of chronic disease be it intestinal, thyroid, cancer, depression, etc. The list is very lengthy and you need an evaluation. ...Read more

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Does anemia cause excessive thirst?

Does anemia cause excessive thirst?

Usually not: Anemia is a lowering of the oxygen carrying capacity of the blood due to lack of red blood cells. There are many types and causes of anemia. None that i know of cause increased thirst. Having said that there are people who have iron deficiency anemia who suffer from eating ice cubes or other non-nutritive substances (called pica). ...Read more

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Frequent urination, excessive thirst, increased appetite but losing weight, headaches w nausea, and chronic fatigue. Possible causes?

Frequent urination, excessive thirst, increased appetite but losing weight, headaches w nausea, and chronic fatigue. Possible causes?

Diabetes: Hi. That would be diabetes until proven otherwise. It's easy to test for. If you're diabetic and not overweight/obese, it's more likely type 1; if it's diabetes and you are overweight/obese, it's more likely type 2. Please don't ignore this. See your doc and get tested. ...Read more

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What can cause excessive sweating at night?

Needs eval: Dear ddoor4ul, night sweats can happen due to hormonal changes (especially in perimenopausal women) but also due to a variety of other conditions, the most concerning being cancer. Please schedule an virtual consult to discuss further about this symptom. I hope this gives you guidance. ...Read more