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Dr. Sheryl Martin-schild, MD, PHD

Neurologist

Dr. Sheryl Martin-schild MD, PHD is a top Neurologist in New Orleans, . With a passion for the field and an unwavering commitment to their specialty, Dr. Sheryl Martin-schild MD, PHD is an expert in changing the lives of their patients for the better. Through their designated cause and expertise in the field, Dr. Sheryl Martin-schild MD, PHD is a prime example of a true leader in healthcare. As a leader and expert in their field, Dr. Sheryl Martin-schild MD, PHD is passionate about enhancing patient quality of life. They embody the values of communication, safety, and trust when dealing directly with patients. In New Orleans, LA, Dr. Sheryl Martin-schild MD, PHD is a true asset to their field and dedicated to the profession of medicine.
18 years Experience
Dr. Sheryl Martin-schild, MD, PHD
  • New Orleans, LA
  • Tulane University School of Medicine
  • Accepting new patients

Can a drop in sodium levels be responsible for confusion and hallucinations?

Neurons (brain cells) do not like low sodium. This causes brain cells to have more water than normal. Drowsiness, confusion, and even hallucinations can result. The primary treatment READ MORE
Neurons (brain cells) do not like low sodium. This causes brain cells to have more water than normal. Drowsiness, confusion, and even hallucinations can result. The primary treatment focuses on the underlying cause for the low sodium. Treatment of low sodium depends on the cause of the low sodium and the rate of change (how much time the drop in sodium occurred over). Treatment of the neuro-behavioral complications, such as hallucinations, is complicated and may include medications. Frequently reorient him to the date and time, why he is having a hard time, and what is being done about it. Make sure his environment is well-lit during the day and dark during sleep. If he uses eyeglasses or hearing aids, make sure he has these on. Hope this helps!

My speech has started to slur after a fall I had. Could it be a temporary issue?

You should go to the emergency department for evaluation and imaging of your brain. This could be bleeding as a consequence of the fall. Or, you may have had a fall due to a brain READ MORE
You should go to the emergency department for evaluation and imaging of your brain. This could be bleeding as a consequence of the fall. Or, you may have had a fall due to a brain problem, such as a stroke. Without a diagnosis, I cannot offer suggestion of what you should expect in terms of improvement. Please do not ignore this new problem. If you develop any new sudden headache, visual problem, worsening of speech, dizziness/loss of balance, or new limb weakness, numbness, or clumsiness, please dial 911 immediately. Every minute matters during stroke.