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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

Dr. Gregory Moneta
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Disorientation (Definition)

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


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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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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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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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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?

Not sure: "disorientation of the senses" implies a delirium -- and stroke is one possible cause of this medical emergency. Other possibilities include drugs, toxins, hypoxia, infections, endocrine problems, acute metabolic problems like dehydration, etc. To be sure about what's causing this, the person needs urgent medical evaluation. ...Read more