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A.I. Health Assistant Causes for Apraxia

The list below shows results from the use of our A.I. Health Assistant by Buoy users who experienced apraxia. This list does not constitute medical advice.

  1. 1.Traumatic Brain Injury

    Traumatic brain injury (TBI) happens when a bump, blow, jolt, or other head injury causes damage to the brain.

    Varies depending on severity

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    new headache, irritability, clear runny nose, vision changes, general numbness
    Symptoms that always occur with traumatic brain injury:
    head injury
    Urgency:
    Emergency medical service
  2. 2.Stroke or Tia (Transient Ischemic Attack)

    A stroke is a medical emergency. Strokes happen when blood flow to the brain is stopped.

    Indefinite

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    dizziness, leg numbness, arm numbness, new headache, stiff neck
    Symptoms that never occur with stroke or tia (transient ischemic attack):
    bilateral weakness
    Urgency:
    Emergency medical service
  3. 3.Alzheimer's Disease

    Alzheimer's disease is a progressive neurological disorder that slowly destroys memory and the ability to think clearly. As symptoms worsen, patients are often unable to perform basic tasks.

    Lifelong condition

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    trouble sleeping, forgetfulness, anxiety, aggression or confusion, anxiety, irritability, depressed mood
    Symptoms that always occur with alzheimer's disease:
    forgetfulness, anxiety, aggression or confusion
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  4. 4.Wernicke - Korsakoff Syndrome

    Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome is a condition that affects the brain due to low vitamin B1 levels. Symptoms can be loss of balance, drowsiness, staggering and confusion. If it persists this can result in memory loss.

    Although this is a chronic condition, treatment can prevent it from worsening.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    nausea or vomiting, leg numbness, feeling confused and not making sense while talking, amnesia, jerky, unsteady, or uncoordinated walk
    Urgency:
    Hospital emergency room

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  5. 5.Bacterial Meningitis

    Meningitis is a bacterial infection of the membranes covering the brain and spinal cord (meninges). It is a serious infection as it may affect the nervous system.

    Meningitis is a very serious disease and recovery is variable.

    Rarity:
    Ultra rare
    Top Symptoms:
    fatigue, headache, nausea, being severely ill, fever
    Symptoms that always occur with bacterial meningitis:
    being severely ill
    Urgency:
    Emergency medical service
  6. 6.Brain Tumor or Mass

    A brain lesion can be cancerous or non-cancerous. Nonetheless, they are a potentially serious issue and should be discussed with a physician.

    Uncertain. Prognosis is very dependent on what is found

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    fatigue, headache, nausea, loss of appetite, irritability
    Symptoms that always occur with brain tumor or mass:
    focal neurological symptoms
    Urgency:
    In-person visit
  7. 7.Subdural Hematoma

    A subdural hematoma (SDH) is a clot or a pool of blood between the surface of the brain and the dura mater, the brain’s tough outer covering. This is typically due to the stretching and tearing of veins on the brain’s surface. These veins rupture when a head injury suddenly jolts or shakes the brain.

    Indefinite

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    headache, new headache, being severely ill, vision changes, lightheadedness
    Symptoms that always occur with subdural hematoma:
    head injury, being severely ill
    Urgency:
    Hospital emergency room
  8. 8.Cerebral Venous Thrombosis

    Cavernous sinus thrombosis is a blood clot in an area at the base of the brain that contains a vein, which carries blood from the brain to the heart. This area is called the cavernous sinus.

    Indefinite

    Rarity:
    Ultra rare
    Top Symptoms:
    fatigue, headache, nausea or vomiting, loss of appetite, being severely ill
    Symptoms that always occur with cerebral venous thrombosis:
    being severely ill
    Urgency:
    Emergency medical service
  9. 9.Ataxia - Telangiectasia (Louis - Bar Syndrome)

    Ataxia-Telangiectasia is a rare, brain degenerative, inherited disease causing disability. Ataxia refers to poor coordination and telangiectasia to small dilated blood vessels.

    This genetic condition is considered irreversible, but advancements in treatment options have been effective at managing symptoms.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    difficulty walking, difficulty with coordination, numbness or tingling sensations in skin, trouble swallowing, jerky, unsteady, or uncoordinated walk
    Symptoms that always occur with ataxia-telangiectasia (louis-bar syndrome):
    difficulty with coordination
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Apraxia

  • Q.Are you experiencing a headache?
  • Q.Are you feeling irritable (easily made upset)?
  • Q.Are you feeling less alert than normal?
  • Q.Do you currently smoke?

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Apraxia Symptom Checker Statistics

  • People who have experienced apraxia have also experienced:

    • 7% Fatigue
    • 5% Loss of Interest in Things That Bring You Joy
    • 5% Difficulty Concentrating
  • People who have experienced apraxia had symptoms persist for:

    • 38% Over a Month
    • 27% Less Than a Day
    • 21% Less Than a Week
  • People who have experienced apraxia were most often matched with:

    • 41% Traumatic Brain Injury
    • 41% Stroke or Tia (Transient Ischemic Attack)
    • 17% Alzheimer's Disease
  • Source: Aggregated and anonymized results from visits to the Buoy AI health assistant (check it out by clicking on “Take Quiz”).

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