Temporal and spatial disorientation: what it means and what pathologies it is associated with

Temporal and spatial disorientation is a temporary or permanent disorder characterised by mental confusion, difficulty in remembering recent or past events and coordination of movement

What diseases can be associated with temporal and spatial disorientation?

The main diseases associated with the problem are as follows:

  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Anxiety
  • Panic attacks
  • Bartonellosis or cat scratch disease
  • Heat stroke
  • Concussion
  • Diabetes
  • Dehydration
  • Migraine
  • Encephalitis
  • Epilepsy
  • High fever
  • Atrial fibrillation
  • Stroke
  • Infections
  • Insomnia
  • Carbon monoxide poisoning
  • Hypertension
  • Hypotension
  • Anaphylactic shock
  • Cardiac shock
  • Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome
  • Head trauma
  • Use of medication

Please note that this is not an exhaustive list and that it is always best to consult your doctor if your symptoms persist.

What are the remedies for temporal and spatial disorientation?

Remedies vary depending on the cause of the symptom. In any case, it is recommended to sit or lie down as soon as possible.

To alleviate a temporary condition related to low blood pressure or diabetes, it may be helpful to take sugar with a sugary drink or candy, for example.

If the condition is related to dehydration, drinking water or isotonic drinks may help.

Generally, this is a fairly serious condition that needs a more complex therapeutic approach.

With temporal and spatial disorientation when to consult your doctor?

When the disorder manifests itself, particularly when it is also associated with language difficulties, memory problems or mental confusion, help is needed.

When disorientation manifests itself in lack of awareness of place or time and is associated with dizziness, headaches, dizziness, tremor, breathing difficulties or rapid heartbeat, prompt medical attention is recommended.

When the symptom occurs as a result of a trauma, involving the head, emergency assistance should be sought.

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