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Will porphyria affect my thinking and memory? 

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Dr. Aletha Tippett
Family Medicine
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In brief: Possibly

Porphyria symptoms can include depression, confusion, hallucinations & delusions.
These symptoms are most likely to occur during an acute attack. Other symptoms that one may experience during an attack could also affect thinking & memory. For examply, nausea & pain may decrease one's ability to concentrate, thereby affecting memory & attention span.

In brief: Possibly

Porphyria symptoms can include depression, confusion, hallucinations & delusions.
These symptoms are most likely to occur during an acute attack. Other symptoms that one may experience during an attack could also affect thinking & memory. For examply, nausea & pain may decrease one's ability to concentrate, thereby affecting memory & attention span.
Dr. Aletha Tippett
Dr. Aletha Tippett
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Dr. Ernest Bordini
Clinical Psychology

In brief: Could

There ae several types of porphyria with different symptoms, but some can cause damage to kidney and liver function and can be associated with high blood pressure - depending on severity all of these can impact on cognitive and memory functioning.

In brief: Could

There ae several types of porphyria with different symptoms, but some can cause damage to kidney and liver function and can be associated with high blood pressure - depending on severity all of these can impact on cognitive and memory functioning.
Dr. Ernest Bordini
Dr. Ernest Bordini
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