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Intellectual Deterioration (Overview)

Intellectual deterioration = cognitive decline.


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I had a realy bad fall in 2010 in my front yard and was wondering could an injury from that cause my neck to be deteriorating so qickly?

I had a realy bad fall in 2010 in my front yard and was wondering could an injury from that cause my neck to be deteriorating so qickly?

Injury and the neck: A falling accident can lead to a neck injury. Even if the muscles of the neck are strained without a direct injury there can be some changes later down the road. The neck is a little different than other parts of the body because it holds your head up all the time. It rarely rests. ...Read more

Intellectual Deterioration (Overview)

Intellectual deterioration = cognitive decline.


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Trouble seeing road signs at night. Does this mean my night vision is deteriorating?

Trouble seeing road signs at night. Does this mean my night vision is deteriorating?

Eye strain: At age 43, you may have some eye strain from presbyopia, the decrease in ability to focus up close that comes with aging. It normally starts in the 40s. If you do have eye strain, dim light conditions may make it worse. See your eye MD to confirm and possibly start using reading glasses. ...Read more

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With continuous exercise and proper nutrition to treat the daily threats of hypoglycaemia, is this condition curable not just a treatable daily chore?

With continuous exercise and proper nutrition to treat the daily threats of hypoglycaemia, is this condition curable not just a treatable daily chore?

Daily chore..: Sorry to say, but reactive hypoglycemia, which is typically what we experience, is not curable. Proper management includes smaller more frequent meals with as much as 35 grams of fiber for a woman/50 grams of fiber for a man divided evenly amongst the meals, with the intent of smoothening out the release of insulin from the pancreas throughout the day and night. ...Read more

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Can taking adderral to treat ADHD cause worsening adhd?

Can taking adderral to treat ADHD cause worsening adhd?

Nice question part 2: Of stimulants may worsen the core symptoms of adhd. Also, a pharmacological relationship called starling's law, may play a role. This is where increasing doses of a particular medication peaks in effectiveness at a specific point, and further increases actually decrease effectiveness. ...Read more

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At what age should I expect menopause? Would you advice a 35 y/o adenomyosis patient w/symptoms worsening every month to be treated or to wait it out?

At what age should I expect menopause? Would you advice a 35 y/o adenomyosis patient w/symptoms worsening every month to be treated or to wait it out?

Need GYN consult.: Go to www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/adenomyosis/ds00636 for a helpful discussion; then ask your doctor to refer you for a gynecologic consultation. ...Read more

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What are the health effects of deteriorating ozone on humans?

What are the health effects of deteriorating ozone on humans?

Uv rays: Ozone blocks the penetration of uv light from sunlight upon the surface of the planet. If the ozone layer that is depleted is enlarged then more uv light will hit the surface of the earth which can increase sunlight caused skin disease, and probably will alter plants and animals. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for central vision deteriorations?

What is the best treatment for central vision deteriorations?

Depends on the cause: There are numerous disease processes that can cause this. You have to see an eye doctor to discover the cause before a treatment can be outlined. ...Read more

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Are there certain types of illegal drugs that can cause early rheumatoid arthritis or bone deterioration more than others?

Are there certain types of illegal drugs that can cause early rheumatoid arthritis or bone deterioration more than others?

Many!: Smoking pot impairs healing, as does cigarettes. Narcotics may provide pain relief, but they demotivate and lower testosterone in men. Certainly no illicit drugs such as meth, cocaine, etc. Help the process and/or impair treatment, as does the money wasted! ...Read more

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Ocp was given to treat vaginal discharge for 3 months. Course over no improvemnt. It is worsening with bleeding if I take tablets. What to do?

Ocp was given to treat vaginal discharge for 3 months. Course over no improvemnt. It is worsening with bleeding if I take tablets. What to do?

Get tested: Vaginal discharge can be caused by a variety of things: bacterial infection, yeast infection, irritation, vitamin deficiencies. Speak to your doctor about getting tested. Make sure that a culture is taken of the vagina and that it is tested for bacteria (group b strep, vaginosis, etc.) and yeast. Blood tests for vitamin deficiencies- such as folate, vitamin d, beta carotene, etc. Can be helpful. ...Read more

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How can I prevent eye sight deterioration?

How can I prevent eye sight deterioration?

Part of aging: By your question I assume you mean needing reading glasses or bifocals as we get older. This is a normal part of aging whereby the eyes lose some their ability to focus. Some Stay away from surgery or laser as the results are unpredictable. Some people get by with one contact for readingbut you need to be highly motivated. ...Read more

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Are there any herbs I should avoid to prevent worsening my svt?

Are there any herbs I should avoid to prevent worsening my svt?

Not aware of any: As far as herbs, I am not aware of any that could worsen your svt. Definitely stay away from stimulants such as caffeine, pseudoefedrine (sudafed) and phenylephrine (pe) as they could trigger an episode of svt ...Read more

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Can I get lasik surgery to correct deteriorating vision due to old age?

Can I get lasik surgery to correct deteriorating vision due to old age?

Depends: If the decline is due to cataract, glaucoma, macular degeneration, or some other eye disease, then lasik surgery will not help. If you are talking about loss of reading vision with age or distance glasses prescription, then lasik may be helpful. ...Read more

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I've had unexplained worsening pain/aches in legs since a child. More so at rest. My father has same issue. Never knew cause. Is there hereditary causes?

I've had unexplained worsening pain/aches in legs since a child. More so at rest. My father has same issue. Never knew cause. Is there hereditary causes?

Sure, & some people: Never know they have them, unless they develop progressive weakness, fatigue or other symptoms. There are charcot-marie-tooth disorders that affect peripheral nerves & other disorders that impact the muscle's ability to sustain function or utilize energy. It's certainly worth asking your doctor for referral to a geneticist at a major medical center near you. ...Read more

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70 with a cataract with deteriorating vision. Lost right eye from a childhood accident. What are risks in having surgery & how can I find best surgeon?

70 with a cataract with deteriorating vision. Lost right eye from a childhood accident. What are risks in having surgery & how can I find best surgeon?

Minimal Risks: Cataract surgery has advanced such that risks are minimal, but not non-existant. You should only consider surgery if your life-style is being significantly limited by deteriorating vision. Contact your state ophthalmological society to get names of highly skilled cataract surgeons. ...Read more

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What are the health effects of deteriorating ozone on humans?

Uv rays: Ozone blocks the penetration of uv light from sunlight upon the surface of the planet. If the ozone layer that is depleted is enlarged then more uv light will hit the surface of the earth which can increase sunlight caused skin disease, and probably will alter plants and animals. ...Read more

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How to treat deteriorating disks Disease?

Depends: On how bad it is. Excessive weight is definitely a risk factor for this- so get your weight into the ideal range. Excessive lifting can also cause worsening. ...Read more

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I had a realy bad fall in 2010 in my front yard and was wondering could an injury from that cause my neck to be deteriorating so qickly?

Injury and the neck: A falling accident can lead to a neck injury. Even if the muscles of the neck are strained without a direct injury there can be some changes later down the road. The neck is a little different than other parts of the body because it holds your head up all the time. It rarely rests. ...Read more

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What happens if I think the worse scenario very often and I feel this is deteriorating my life. How do I stop it and interact more with life?

What happens if I think the worse scenario very often and I feel this is deteriorating my life. How do I stop it and interact more with life?

Anxiety Disorder: Anticipation of worst happening (even if it is exceedingly unlikely) is a symptom of anxiety disorder. This is a distortion of the normal fight or flight response every human is endowed with. Your brain seems to be wired for flight for any environmental stimulus, no matter how trivial. If this is so, see doctor for exam & to formulate a therapeutic plan to include counseling & medication as needed. ...Read more

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What causes brain deterioration?

What causes brain deterioration?

Numerous afflictions: This question would require extensive details. Let us know your problems, and symptoms, so we can focus on YOUR needs. ...Read more

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What do steroids do for deteriorating back?

What do steroids do for deteriorating back?

If: If the discs are bulging or deteriorating, steroids reduce inflamation. However, don't use steroids chronically. ...Read more

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Will eyesight deterioration cause vision loss?

Will eyesight deterioration cause vision loss?

No: If you have a change in your vision, requiring a new prescription, wearing your old glasses, will not hurt your eyes. You will, however, see better with a new pair of glasses. ...Read more

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How to tell if I have muscular deterioration in my shoulders?

MRI: See an orthopedist first and he can appropraitely diagnose your shoulder issues. An MRI would show "muscle deterioration". ...Read more

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What might cause sudden double vision and vision deterioration?

What might cause sudden double vision and vision deterioration?

Many things: Sudden onset diplopia and vision loss can be a sign of increased intracranial pressure, intracranial mass, intracranial bleeding, neurodegeneration, vitamin toxicity, drug toxicity, infection, inflammation, trauma, and many more things. It calls for an immediate assessment from your doctor and ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Eyesight deteriorating but I can't wear my glasses, what to do?

Eyesight deteriorating but I can't wear my glasses, what to do?

Adjust glasses: Get your glasses fit and adjusted better so that you can wear them. Adjusting the ear pieces and nose pieces can make a big difference. If the glasses make your vision blurry, get an exam with an eye MD. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Psychomotor deterioration?

What is the definition or description of: Psychomotor deterioration?

Psychomotor issues: Psychomotor deterioration would be the loss of communication from the brain to peripheral nerves and muscles. Dementia, nerve damage (Sometimes the myelin which protects nerves can deteriorate), and other diseases can all be reasons for this outcome. ...Read more

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What might cause unusual behavior and deterioration in my grandmother?

What might cause unusual behavior and deterioration in my grandmother?

Consultation: You may want to seek a consultation with your primary care doctor or psychiatrist to talk through your concerns as there are numerous possible reasons why your grandmother may be experiencing unusual behavior including: depression, alzheimer's, or dementia, or simply medication side effects. Her doctor to provide you with additional information. ...Read more