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1,935 Possible Causes for Falling, Slurred Speech

  • Acute Alcohol Intoxication

    Acute alcohol intoxication from ethanol is recognized as a major contributor to accidental falls requiring medical care.[] Behavioral changes such as euphoria and aggressiveness, as well as slurred speech, are seen in milder intoxications, which are estimated to occur at blood ethanol concentrations[] speech gait disturbances blackouts coma Evaluation Blood alcohol level Treatment Pharmacologic nutritional - in chronic alcoholics or if you suspect deficiency thiamine must[]

  • Alcohol Abuse

    Both phrases are used to indicate a pattern of drinking which falls into stage 3 or stage 4 on the “road”.[] speech Motor impairment Confusion Memory problems Concentration problems Alcohol poisoning Breathing problems Car crashes and other accidents Risky behavior Violent behavior[] He would fall often due to his deafness, balance issues, and, of course, his alcohol consumption.[]

  • Stroke

    Fitness training may also have adverse effects – for example muscle injuries, falls or heart problems.[] The NHS urges people to recognise the symptoms of stroke: fallen face, inability to hold arms high, slurred speech; and to know the importance of time — act fast to get medical[] speech.[]

  • Transient Ischemic Attack

    We presented a 14-year-old patient with signs suggestive of transient ischemic attack (TIA), including triple episodic weakness on the right upper limb, slurred speech, and[] Compared with neurologists, GPs considered "confusion" and "unexplained fall" more often compatible with TIA and "lower facial palsy" and "monocular blindness" less often[] […] or slurred speech, and localized weakness of… Read More[]

  • Parkinson's Disease

    He also stated that he could not move fast enough to break his fall.[] Difficulty in talking is evident with slurred speech. Diagnosis No laboratory tests help in diagnosing the condition.[] Symptoms of Parkinson’s disease dementia include: depression sleep disturbances delusions confusion hallucinations mood swings slurred speech changes in appetite changes in[]

  • Hypoglycemia

    If early symptoms aren't recognized and treated quickly, blood sugar levels may continue to fall, resulting in drowsiness weakness blurred vision slurred speech confusion[] Seizures may occur as the glucose falls further.[] speech Feeling like you might pass out or an intense urge to sleep It's normal to occasionally feel sluggish in the afternoon, especially if you're under a lot of stress,[]

  • Brain Concussion

    Slurred speech. The people checking on you should take you to an emergency department right away if you: Look very drowsy or cannot wake up.[] Preventing Head Injuries from Falls Falls are the number one cause of traumatic brain injuries. People do not have to fall from a height like falling off a ladder.[] Slurred speech. Look very drowsy or cannot wake up. Have one pupil (the black part in the middle of the eye) larger than the other. Have convulsions or seizures.[]

  • Primary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis

    Somewhere between 2 percent to 5 percent of all MS cases fall into the pediatric category, affecting anywhere from 8,000 to 20,000 children.[] If this happens I informed this patient he may fall outside of the licensed indication, for example his PPMS may not be active enough.[] First, 85 percent of individuals diagnosed with MS begin with the RRMS form, and after many years, RRMS usually advances to SPMS – so clearly the vast majority of patients fall[]

  • Barbiturate Abuse

    […] to calm the patient and induce sleep Signs of Barbiturate Abuse Some of the signs that can be observed when someone is addicted to this class of drugs includes: constant falling[] It develops slurred speech and confused mind. ?[] At even higher does, the user may fall into a coma; could possibly stop breathing and death is highly likely.[]

  • Labyrinthitis

    Some of the common symptoms of a balance disorder include: Dizziness or vertigo Falling or a feeling as if you are going to fall Lightheadedness, fainting, or a floating sensation[] speech Vertigo that occurs with a fever of more than 101 F (38.3 C) Weakness or paralysis There is no known way to prevent labyrinthitis.[] Postural orinetation and equilibrium: what do we need to know about neural control of balance to prevent falls?[]

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