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Doctor insights on: Temporary Memory Loss (Transient Global Amnesia)

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Can transient global amnesia be cured?

Can transient global amnesia be cured?

TGA: Transient global amnesia (tga) has no known specific cause and no specific treatment. That's the bad news. The good news is that it almost always goes away by itself in 1 to 3 days and is unlikely ever to come back. ...Read more

Dr. Joseph Kuhn
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Weight Loss Surgery (Definition)

Surgical procedures for obesity may be appropriate for some dangerously obese people, and they may reduce heart problems and many of the risks associated with obesity. These risks include high blood pressure, sleep apnea, and diabetes. In fact, surgery provides much greater control of weight and diabetes than nonsurgical weight-loss methods. Studies are reporting significant reductions in diabetes, and the need for diabetic medications, after surgery. Other medical conditions that often improve after surgery include heartburn, arthritis, and other joint and circulation problems. The care of patients undergoing bariatric surgery, before and after surgery, requires specialized expertise and facilities. Studies have shown that the likelihood of complications is significantly associated with the experience of the surgeon and staff. Bariatric surgeries produce weight loss through one of two approaches: * Restrictive Banding Procedures. These procedures restrict the amount of food by closing off parts of the stomach with bands. * Malabsorptive Bypass Procedures. This approach restricts the amount of food and also reduces absorption by using a bypass of parts of the intestine. The malabsorptive procedures are more successful in achieving weight loss than the banding approach, but they carry a greater ...Read more


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What causes a transient global amnesia?

What causes a transient global amnesia?

TGA: It is involvement of the temporal lobe in a migraine process ---or other process during which you cannot remember recent events. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: transient global amnesia?

Loss of memory: Amnesia is a loss of memory. We all suffer amnesia for names, phone numbers, dates, items to get at the store, etc. However, in some cases a global loss of all memory can occur for a block of time that is transient. Causes can be seizure, migraine, stroke, drug effect, or psychological. Often the patient does not realize that he lost a period of time in his life. ...Read more

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What is a long-term variant or syndrome similar of transient global amnesia?

Stroke: The long term variant is a stroke. Transient symptoms are usually a warning of impending permanent injury. See stroke.Org for warning signs of stroke. ...Read more

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Transient global amnesia treatment?

Typical no need: Tga, by virtue of being transient, resolves spontaneously without treatment. It is usually thought to be a migraine aura-based mechanism. Do no harm and reassure the person of what they are asking about would be my advise. ...Read more

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Is there any treatment to a possible Transient global amnesia?

Is there any treatment to a possible Transient global amnesia?

Not indicated: "Transient" global amnesia (TGA) is by definition transient. It usually lasts only a few hours, goes away without treatment, and rarely if ever recurs. Are you posting your question about TGA or about something else? Without more information, no other answer is possible. ...Read more

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Thoughts? Could really bad headaches cause temporary memory loss?

Underlying condition: There is probably no causal relationship but it is important to ensure that they are not both part of the same underlying condition. For example migraines can - if affecting certain intracranial vessels - cause memory loss along with the headaches. There are some other less likely conditions e.g. A tumor that could explain this but a more detailed examination by your doctor will clear things up. ...Read more

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Chronic headaches/migraines, random shooting pains in random places that fade in mins, temporary short term memory loss. Best possible diagnosis?

Chronic headaches/migraines, random shooting pains in random places that fade in mins, temporary short term memory loss. Best possible diagnosis?

See HA specialist: Once a diagnosis of chronic migraine has been made, effective management of migraine involves three specific strategies: 1) patient education, 2) nonpharmacological management, and 3) pharmacological (medical) management. See an orofacial pain or headache specialist for evaluation and professional management. ...Read more

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What happens if a brain shunt shifts after surgery, is the memory loss permanent or temporary once the shunt is corrected?

What happens if a brain shunt shifts after surgery, is the memory loss permanent or temporary once the shunt is corrected?

The brain can heal: There is hope of regaining your memory.,even if there is memory loss. Tthis because the brain can be repaired, due to Neuroplasticity. The brain can repair or make new neural connections through the mean of cognitive therapy by a Speech and Language Pathologist or through Neurofeedback and eating an anti-inflammatory diet. ...Read more

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What causes temporary episodes cognitive dysfunction -confusion, mental fog, memory loss in lupus? When i'm flaring, i cannot think straight!

What causes temporary episodes cognitive dysfunction -confusion, mental fog, memory loss  in lupus? When i'm flaring, i cannot think straight!

More common: Neurocognitive problems are more common than previous thought in lupus patients. Discuss with your rheumatologist to have neurocognitive testing to better define the problem. ...Read more

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May Accutane cause temporarily memory loss while the treatment?

May Accutane cause temporarily memory loss while the treatment?

Not known effect: That said, just because it isn't, I never discount a person's experience - you could be the first. But no, that's not a commonly known neurological affect associated with Accutane (isotretinoin). ...Read more

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How long can amnesia memory loss last?

Variable periods: Amnesia can be retrograde ( unable to remember before incident of onset of amnesia) and ante grade meaning not able to remember after incident of onset. Most amnesia is due to a traumatic or severe stressful event and usually lasts a few hours to a few days. Longer periods of amnesia are rare. ...Read more

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Can you recover from amnesia resulting from a traumatic event or even from memory loss as a result?

Clarify?: There's a "pop" notion that people, especially children, typically forget horrible experiences, and that these can be recovered by hypnosis and suggestive interviewing. Most physicians believe this is not true. What settled it for me is a series of about 100 kids, each of whom saw dad kill mom at a young age. Every one of them remembered in detail. ...Read more

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I tend to forget stuff like things to bring, my agenda for the day, etc. Is it amnesia or short term memory loss?

I tend to forget stuff like things to bring, my agenda for the day, etc. Is it amnesia or short term memory loss?

Depends: 1. Are you forgetful for other things as well or is it for smaller stuff? 2. For the time being may be helpful to write down to do list. 3. Is the memory loss etc worse at a particular time of day etc. 4.Also are you taking any medication? 5. Might help to check with pcp. ...Read more

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Besides memory loss, what other symptoms can be associated with amnesia?

Amnesia = memory los: The "human amnestic syndrome" includes varying degrees of anterograde amnesia (can't learn and recall new information post onset), retrograde amnesia (loss of varying degrees of information from the past, before the onset of the amnesia) and normal powers of attention and language and spatial functions. Amnesia can be material specific - verbal only or non-verbal only- if only one-sided injury. ...Read more

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What causes memory loss? If you are in your early 30’s?

Memory: Could be many causes stress underlying brain conditions I suggest see your dr ...Read more

Dr. Mark Pack
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Vision Loss In One Eye (Definition)

The definition of "legal blindness" is 20/200 or worse with glasses or contact lenses or a field of vision of less than 10 degrees looking straight ahead. Many people claim to be "legally blind" without glasses but can actually see fine with contacts or glasses. They would not be visually impaired or legally blind by state and Federal vision disability guidelines. IF any ...Read more


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Early Loss Of Baby Teeth (Definition)

After millions of years of evolution mother nature has created a time-table for both the eruption and loss of baby teeth, and the eruption of permanent teeth. If a baby tooth is lost prematurely it can adversely affect arch alignment and the eruptive process of the underlying permanent tooth, increasing the probability that your child may need braces. Please discuss ...Read more