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  • Decreased Alertness


    Decreased alertness occurs when a person is not aware of or able to respond normally to his or her external environment as when they are fully awake. It is not unusual for a person who is sick to be sleepy or confused when he or she wakes up, but the difference is when the reason for an  impairment is not so easily explained. A decrease in alertness may be a symptom of a more serious underlying neurological condition whereby the expediency of a diagnosis and treatment by a general neurologist as Dr. Jason Reinhart, DO, is so valuable.

    There are medical conditions that cause decreased alertness. They include but are not limited to:

    • Chronic kidney disease

    • High or low blood sugar levels

    • Infection that is severe or involves the brain

    • Liver failure

    • Thyroid conditions that cause low or high thyroid hormone levels

    If you are experiencing an overall decrease in alertness and are concerned about a possible neurological disorder, it is important to seek professional medical assistance as soon as possible.

    Dr. Jason Reinhart is able to perform a number of examinations by which the findings may indicate the presence of a neurological condition. As a general neurologist, Dr. Jason Reinhart treats all neurological conditions, including those that cause decreased alertness. He and his entire staff are equipped and devoted to providing the utmost in patient care, which is an all-inclusive care that includes the patient’s family as well.

    Regardless of how long you have suffered with a neurological condition, it is important to know that medical help is available. Dr. Reinhart is both knowledgeable and experienced in this field, and will deliver a correct diagnose and subsequent treatment plan.

    Over the course of many years of treating patients with a wide range of neurological disorders, including decreased alertness, Dr. Reinhart has helped patients manage the underlying cause. If you are experiencing a decrease in alertness or possibly have received feedback from a concerned family member related to a lack of alertness, please contact Dr. Jason Reinhart, DO. He is able to help.

    Jan 10, 2017
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