Clinical Topics and Safe Driving
The driver should always be ready for responding adequately to an unexpected event that can be “borderline”, and sleep disturbances are disabling for it.
Insomnia is characterized by the difficulty to get asleep or disorders in the sleep pattern, that lead to the perception that this is insufficient.
Narcolepsy is characterized by appearing at daytime of sharp, unstoppable episodes of sleep, that are enhanced with emotional situations. More details here.
The cerebral vascular disease is the most frequent cause of neurological disability. More about cerebral vascular disease and driving at Fundación MAPFRE.
The most common cause of TIA are cerebral embolus originated by atherosclerotic plaques in the carotid or vertebral arteries. More at Fundación MAPFRE.
Acute or subacute disorder caused by serious hypertension, characterized by headache, dulling, confusion, or stupor and seizures. More information here.
Neurological disorders are commonly seen with cortical blindness, hemiparesis, and hemisensory deficit, usually with advanced retinopathy. More here.
Diabetes mellitus is the most common endocrine disorder, since those suffering it are more than three million in Spain. More about diabetes mellitus here.
Neurological disorders due to anoxia, respiratory failure, electrolyte imbalance, and impact in driving
All electrolyte imbalances causing neurological dysfunction prevent from driving until complete resolution of the clinical symptoms. More information here.
Urea increases can cause malaise, anorexia, laxity, fatigue, vomiting, and reduction of the mental sharpness. For more information visit Fundación MAPFRE.
The imprudence and the limited experience in driving are the leading causes that provoking traffic accidents, particularly in the youngest population.
Skull-mandibular dysfunction and neurological disorders due to excess of metals, and their impact in driving
Experts in the skull-mandibular dysfunction already estimate that 10% people suffer orofacial headache and in the musculature of the head and neck and back.