Confusion or disorientation can have various causes, ranging in severity from 'minor' to 'generally fatal'. Finding the true cause means ruling out or confirming each possibility – in other words, diagnosis.
Diagnosis is usually a complex process due to the sheer number of possible causes and related symptoms. In order to diagnose confusion or disorientation, we could:
|Valley Fever (Coccidioidomycosis)||15%||Unlikely|
|West Nile Virus||1%||Ruled out|
|Senile Dementia||0%||Ruled out|
|Mercury Toxicity||0%||Ruled out|
|Epstein-Barr Virus||0%||Ruled out|
|Electrical Hypersensitivity||0%||Ruled out|
Do you suffer from episodes of confusion or disorientation?
Possible responses:→ Don't know
Dehydration reduces blood flow to the brain and therefore also the amount of oxygen that it receives, which can cause confusion.