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Intellectual Effects Of Diabetes
Geriatric epilepsy unknown etiology patient on TEGRETOL . Short memory loss and signs of poor brain circulation(MRI), drugs advised?Cavinton ?
Cerebral blood flow: Carbamazepine is a good agent for seizures, but can be associated with cognitive side effects. If the issue is with blood flow in brain, additional details need to be provided. As for Vinpocetine (Cavinton) there is anecdotal evidence of improvement of blood flow, but there is less experience with that drug in regulated markets (eg US FDA) to comment on usage. ...Read more
What do you mean?: Can you rephrase the question? What mental health effects? What aspect of psychological dependency? Someone will be happy to help. Best wishes. ...Read more
2 birds, 1 stone : Insulin is the main hormone necessary to keep blood sugar from going high. It brings glucose into cells for fuel. With Insulin deficiency the cells can't get their fuel properly and sugar levels in blood increase. Insulin is also one of the hormones necessary in fat metabolism. Insulin deficiency will negatively impact fat storage and metabolism resulting in increase of free fatty acids, etc. ...Read more
Not many: Glyburide is a sulfonourea (it forces your pancreas to produce more insulin). Metformin does three things... It helps your Insulin work better by making the Insulin receptors in the body more sensitive, it slows glucose absorption in the intestine, and slows the production of glucose by the liver. ...Read more
Alcoholism: Alcoholism is frequently accompanied by depression, insomnia, suicidality, and anxiety. Sometimes another mental health disorder precedes the alcohol abuse. Social phobia can be a frequent problem in alcoholics; bipolar illness as well. In mania, sometimes an alcoholic in recovery will start drinking again, or abuse drugs too. Dual diagnosis programs are needed to help these people effectively. ...Read more
Impact on function: Until one finds a way to relieve or reduce the symptoms of mental/emotional/behavioral disorders they do indeed have an impact on functioning in many areas of life. Often that is a necessary part of the dx. It's not likely that the innate intellectual capacity would be diminished, but the performance level definitely could. Find effective tx - a combo of cbt talk therapy and meds may be best. ...Read more
**NEUROPSYCHIATRIST** I'm severe Bipolar med resistance... is ETC safe? What are the risk of long term memory damage? Will it affect my intelligence?
Check it out: Here is a start on info: http://www.gracepointwellness.org/4-bipolar-disorder/article/11219-bipolar-disorder-treatment-hospitalization-and-electroconvulsive-therapy Talk w/ resources in your state. Don't decide until you feel you understand and are understood. It may be a good choice, but select a skilled, experienced facility that will see you through an integrated pgm for management. Best! ...Read more
Excess Ritalin (methylphenidate) use: Ritalin, (methylphenidate) a stimulant medication, is not commonly used "excessively" by young children, as their doses are usually given by the parent. Generally, excessive use can result in anything from overdose, to addiction, hypertension, cardiomyopathy, irritability, anxiety, poor appetite, psychosis & insomnia, to name a few. Talk with your prescribing doc about the risks/benefits & side effects in ur case. ...Read more
Develop type 2 DM: Gestational dm usually goes away after pregnancy but you are at risk for developing diabetes again in subsequent pregnancies. The risk is as high as 66%. People with gestational dm are also more likely to develop permanent type 2 diabetes. Data from the nih estimate this risk to be 7 times more than women who did not get gestational dm. The good news is with diet/exercise, you can lower this risk. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are the effects of lack of nutrition on the physical, intellectual, and social development of a child?
Thiazolidinediones: The tzds (rosiglitazone = avandia, and pioglitazone = actos) are used to lower Insulin resistance in patients with type 2 diabetes. They have also shown to have a higher risk of small bone fractures in post-menopausal women, not men. Also listed in the package inserts of these drugs are 'ovulation' as potential side effects because these drugs can restore more regular ovulation in women with pcos. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Diabetes results in increased rates of atherosclerosis, neuropathies, blindness, and gangrene? Why?
Good question: It is thought that the high levels of glucose cause damage to the nerves and the lining of the blood vessels. Nerve damage causes peripheral numbness and vascular damage causes poor circulation. Both contribute to problems with healing, open wounds, infections and gangrene. Blindness has to do with vessel injury, and can be slowed by an ophthalmologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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