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What would cause slurring of words, disorientation, & confusion upon waking accompanied by incontinence of bladder apparently during sleep?

What would cause slurring of words, disorientation, & confusion upon waking accompanied by incontinence of bladder apparently during sleep?

Many things: Including a seizure followed by a "postictal"/post seizure period. You should seek an evaluation urgently. Don't drive yourself though. If it was a seizure, you could have another one while driving and that's very dangerous. ...Read more

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Exercise Or Physical Activity (Definition)

Exercise is a physical activity that is completed to maintain or improve health. Benefits of exercise include weight maintenance, improving mood, increasing energy, preventing or controlling chronic diseases, promoting better sleeping, and improving sex life and libido. ...Read more


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What could cause a feeling of disorientation and inability to concentrate very well?

What could cause a feeling of disorientation and inability to concentrate very well?

Many things: Many things can cause feelings of disorientation and inability to concentrate. Consider any kind of drug intoxication or withdrawal -- same for alcohol. Various kinds of infectious encephalopathies either in CNS or from outside it. Stroke. Metabolic encephalopathies like severe hyperglycemia, liver or kidney failure, severe hypothyroidism, wernicke's, etc. Head trauma. Brain tumor. Others. ...Read more

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Can anxiety cause forgetfullness and disorientation?

Can anxiety cause forgetfullness and disorientation?

Yes: Absolutely, it is well established that Anxiety disorders are associated with variable degres of impairment of concentration, memory and speed of thinking. During a severe anxiety attack the person may experience feelings of disorientation.
treatment is available and is effective
good luck and feel better ...Read more

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What would cause constant dizziness, disorientation?

Seek help: And many women are iron deficient anemic and do not know it, from heavy periods. A simple blood test can answer this. ...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 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

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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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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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Does anxiety cause brief moments of confusion/disorientation?

Does anxiety cause brief moments of confusion/disorientation?

That may occur: If you are feeling quite overwhelming or if experiencing a panic attac, . ...Read more

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What would cause a short spur of complete disorientation/ dizzy spell. It lasts less than 2 seconds and doesn't happen much, but when it does?

What would cause a short spur of complete disorientation/ dizzy spell. It lasts less than 2 seconds and doesn't happen much, but when it does?

Fleeting: In my experience symptoms that are serious always last more than two seconds. However if you still have concerns, I feel that a neurologist would be a good choice to evaluate and advise you. ...Read more

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Can you have dizziness and disorientation during period?

Can you have dizziness and disorientation during period?

Yes: And many women are iron deficient anemic and do not know it, from heavy periods. A simple blood test can answer this. ...Read more

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What causes cold intolerance? I get nausea, headaches, disorientation from being outside for more than a few minutes in cold temperature.

Need more general: Need more general information, cold intolerance should be first evaluated by your pcp or internist with a concentration on the thyroid gland and metabolic bloodwork. All the other symptoms you describe could have several causative factors, need good general internal medicine or pcp evaluation first, and if anything discovered in the thyroid or head and neck, may warrant referral to endocrinologist. ...Read more

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My father is 90. He has suddenly become very disorientated. Could this be caused by lack of light? He sits in a dark room, curtains drawn.

My father is 90. He has suddenly become very disorientated. Could this be caused by lack of light? He sits in a dark room, curtains drawn.

Possible delirium: Unless your father is blind and this is usual for him, sitting in a dark room with the curtains drawn sounds like possible depression. Being also now "very disoriented, " he could have an additional medical illness going on. He needs to be seen and evaluated by his primary care physician asap. New disorientation could result from many possible problems, from bladder infection to tia. ...Read more

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My father is 90. He has suddenly become very disorientated. Could this be caused by lack of light? He sits in a dark room, curtains drawn.

My father is 90. He has suddenly become very disorientated. Could this be caused by lack of light? He sits in a dark room, curtains drawn.

Disoriented, elderly: Unless your father is blind and this is usual for him, sitting in a dark room with the curtains drawn sounds like possible depression. Being also now "very disoriented, " he could have an additional medical illness going on. He needs to be seen and evaluated by his primary care physician asap. New disorientation could result from many possible problems, from bladder infection to tia. ...Read more

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I experience extreme dizziness and disorientation upon standing after I sit/lay down for more then 10 min. Is that caused from previous concussions?

I experience extreme dizziness and disorientation upon standing after I sit/lay down for more then 10 min. Is that caused from previous concussions?

Tizanidine: Is a centrally acting Alpha 2 agonist that is known to cause orthostatic hypotention even in low doses (2 mg). I rarely use it in individuals who are not wheel chair bound with MS. You need to have your blood pressure and pulse checked in the upright and supine position with and without this medication. Ketamine is a hallucinogenic anesthetic popular in Rave Culture. See a neurologist. ...Read more

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Ok during the day, but at night as soon as I start to fall asleep I get palpitations-gets worse as night goes on, I get sick and disorientated, scared?

Ok during the day, but at night as soon as I start to fall asleep I get palpitations-gets worse as night goes on, I get sick and disorientated, scared?

See your doc: Sounds like you have an episodic arrhythmia occurring mostly at night. Arrhythmias may be more symptomatic at night when all else is "quiet."Your doc can easily make the diagnosis using a heart rhythm monitor. He/she can then determine the cause and treat accordingly. Sometimes palpitations, which are a symptom, don't turn out to be an arrhythmia. But this certainly needs to be considered. Good luck. ...Read more

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Would sinus issues cause disorientation and feel like the floor is closer than it is, or looks like the floor is curved? Making me nervous, heart race

Would sinus issues cause disorientation and feel like the floor is closer than it is, or looks like the floor is curved? Making me nervous, heart race

Sinus infections: Can cause visual problems. Please see your doctor and get diagnosed and treated. All of this can lead to anxiety. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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My cousin is taking 4.5 mg of Rivastigmine in the morn for dementia. At night he takes 50 mg quetiapine for schizophrenia which causes disorientation?

My cousin is taking 4.5 mg of Rivastigmine in the morn for dementia. At night he takes 50 mg quetiapine for schizophrenia which causes disorientation?

The dementia: Rivastigmine provides limited benefit for dementia (no real effective treatment) and quetiapine (Seroquel) is use for agitation and insomnia associated with dementia. Neither prevent the progression of the disease (although rivastigmine may slow for about 6-12 months). Disorientation in dementia can be caused by other meds, sleep apnea, urinary tract infection, any other medical illness etc. ...Read more

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What causes an unforseen migraine with nausea, weakness, and disorientation? I've also been experiencing growing sinus pressure & neck pain for weeks.

What causes an unforseen migraine with nausea, weakness, and disorientation? I've also been experiencing growing sinus pressure & neck pain for weeks.

"Unforseen? ": Don't really know what "unforseen" means here. Nausea, generalized weakness & mild confusion can be associated with migraine. Don't know about "sinus pressure." All those dopey people who say they've got "sinus"? 99% of them don't. "Sinus" is a relic of the Dristan era. Pressure in your head & neck pain can also happen with migraine, but it's not "sinus" pressure. What does "unforseen" mean? ...Read more

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I was sick during most of the night and last night. My stomach is really sore to touch and my ribs keep becoming really painful. I have no energy and feel disorientated when I sit up in my bed.

I was sick during most of the night and last night. My stomach is really sore to touch and my ribs keep becoming really painful. I have no energy and feel disorientated when I sit up in my bed.

Dehydration: Your symptoms are suggesting dehydration, that' s why it would be important to start taking sips of water as much as tolerated and let your doc know. In case unable to keep water down you will most likely need iv hydration + work up for what may caused you the symptoms. ...Read more

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I am experiencing sleep paralysis, episodes of not breathing during sleep and uncontrollable jerking. The following also describe me: Sleepiness, Disorientation, and Confusion. What should I do?

I am experiencing sleep paralysis, episodes of not breathing during sleep and uncontrollable jerking. The following also describe me: Sleepiness, Disorientation, and Confusion. What should I do?

Seek professional dr: Seek someone who is sleep medicine boarded or has a detailed sleep medicine practice (not just someone who runs a sleep study center, although lots of docs who participate in this do have this background) ...Read more

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What are the possible causes of vision problems in left eye, pain the left neck and arm, weakness, dizziness and disorientation?

Well this is a hard: Question. Left eye vision problems - see an eye doctor imeditely
vision loss is serious

pain in the left neck is not usually related to your brain. Or eyes

weakness and disiness coul dbe from a stroke or possible heart disease. You need to see a doctor.

If progressive go to the emergency room you coul dbe having a stroke. ...Read more

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My BP occasionally spikes when I sleep (i.E. 178/101) and I wake feeling disoriented and shaky. It subsides in about an hour. No spike during the day.

My BP occasionally spikes when I sleep (i.E. 178/101) and I wake feeling disoriented and shaky. It subsides in about an hour. No spike during the day.

Too high.: Sometimes salty food is at fault. Therefore, one should avoid salt and monitor ones bp, sitting and standing, daily. Aim for a BP which remains at 130/80 or lower. ...Read more

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What are the causes of headaches during exercise, and how do you prevent them?

What are the causes of headaches during exercise, and how do you prevent them?

Over Exertion: A headache during excercise can mean you are over exerting yourself, it could mean you do not have enough fuel (food) for the workout - usually a light protein sanck is good before, or even more commonly too little water intake during exercise. I'd start by making sure you don't exercise on an empty stomach and frink lots of water before, during and after exercise to see if they stop. ...Read more

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What causes dizziness and tunnel vision during exercise?

What causes dizziness and tunnel vision during exercise?

See your doctor: This problem can only be solved by seeing your doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, your doctor should be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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What causes ear pain during exercise?

What causes ear pain during exercise?

Muscle pain: Temporomandibular disorders is a common cause of ear pain and in some cases exercise do tend to make symptoms worse. You should have a consult with a ENT physician or an orofacial pain dentist. ...Read more

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What causes my heart to skip beats during exercise?

What causes my heart to skip beats during exercise?

Arrhythmia: Have a doctor check you out - some of those may be benign, but the stress of exercise may bring out some heart problems that need treatment to avoid sudden problems later. ...Read more

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What arrhythmia would cause skipped beats during exercise? Don't feel the skip but feel the race back up.

What arrhythmia would cause skipped beats during exercise? Don't feel the skip but feel the race back up.

There are quite a: Few arrhythmias that could result in what you describe including heart block, premature atrial or premature ventricular beats. The only way to know for certain will be to monitor you with an electrocardiographic monitor during exercise. (Like an EKG not just a pulse or rate monitor) You could ask your doctor to order this for you. ...Read more

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Does casual weighlifting during exercise cause floater increase? No history of retinal tear or increase in floaters.

Does casual weighlifting during exercise cause floater increase? No history of retinal tear or increase in floaters.

Floaters: Floaters come and go but I do not think that casual wt. Lifting would make any difference as long as you are not attempting huge amounts of wt. Beyond your capabilities ...Read more

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Causes of a visibly pulsating neck laying down? Athlete who has been experiencing elevated hr during exercise (not my usual tolerance).

Causes of a visibly pulsating neck laying down? Athlete who has been experiencing elevated hr during exercise (not my usual tolerance).

Jugular...: ...venous pressure:

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If you can only see it lying flat down, it's probably normal. ...Read more

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What causes muscle cramps and spasms during exercise?

What causes muscle cramps and spasms during exercise?

Fatigue, dehydration: Probably the most likely causes for muscle
cramps is either fatigue or dehydration.
I say several cases in the first football game
of the season in the fourth quarter
usually if you are not in optimal shape or
you haven't taken enough fluids the muscles
will cramp.
Better to try to avoid the problem in the first place. ...Read more

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Can being underweight cause fatigue during exercise?

Can being underweight cause fatigue during exercise?

Maybe: If you are underweight because you are not getting enough nutrition, then yes. You can't get all the benefits of exercise if you are starving. If you are naturally thin, then it's probably not related. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how the brains response causes the increase in blood pressure required during exercise?

Can you tell me how the brains response causes the increase in blood pressure required during exercise?

?: Not sure of your question. The brain modulates many bodily functions, but most of the input affecting BP comes from adrenal gland and kidney input as well as some input from baroreceptors in the carotid arteries. There are control centers that monitor and to some degree regulate this response, and can provide powerful reactionary responses for example in the case of a hemorrhagic stroke. ...Read more

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Lab work all came back normal. What are some causes of becoming lightheaded? It can happen randomly but most often during exercise.

Lab work all came back normal. What are some causes of becoming lightheaded? It can happen randomly but most often during exercise.

Heart?: I would expect lab to be normal. I would be more concerned about your ekg, listening to your heart and in performing a cardiac echo and event monitor.

Cardiac dysrhythmia of some sort may be your culprit. If not could be dehydration or anxiety. ...Read more

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Causes of sinus tachycardia during exercise in athlete? HR is overly high for me and increases very quickly. I'm an elite athlete. 17.

Causes of sinus tachycardia during exercise in athlete? HR is overly high for me and increases very quickly. I'm an elite athlete. 17.

There R many causes-: -but 2 find out Ur cause, U need 2 talk 2 Ur parents as they R the gatekeepers of Ur med care. U need a wrk up by a cardiologist. ...Read more

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What could cause chest tightness and squeezing after but not during exercise? Isn't angina type pain typically during increased exertion?

What could cause chest tightness and squeezing after but not during exercise? Isn't angina type pain typically during increased exertion?

Yes but: You're correct, however there are exceptions to every rule. If you're having chest tightness and squeezing, it could be an atypical form of angina, but could also be a type of asthma or muscle spasms. It would be best to talk to your doctor about this. ...Read more

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Jarring, very brief (1 sec) center of chest pain occasionally during exercise. Could PVC at elevated HRs cause this? I generally exercise w/no pains.

Jarring, very brief (1 sec) center of chest pain occasionally during exercise. Could PVC at elevated HRs cause this? I generally exercise w/no pains.

Not likely.: You may or may not have PVC's at rest but they occur less frequently during exercise. It's probably muscle spasm but your doctor could order an EKG, stress test or place a 24 hour holter monitor if he/she is concerned heart disease or dysrhythmia. ...Read more

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I have a resting HR of 104. I have been exercising a lot today and when I do, it goes up to 137. I get lightheaded and shaky during exercise. Causes?

I have a resting HR of 104. I have been exercising a lot today and when I do, it goes up to 137. I get lightheaded and shaky during exercise. Causes?

Fast heart rate: Check with your primary doc first. Important to check to make sure you don't have anemia, hyperthyroidism (excess thyroid hormones), not drinking too much caffeine. Get a echocardiogram to make sure you have no structural heart disease. If everything checks out negative, maybe worthwhile to do a plain EKG stress test to make sure your heart is responding appropriately to exercise. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Gabor
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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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Confusion (Definition)

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