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Dr. Budi Bahureksa
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Blackouts (Definition)

These can be thought of as having no memory or what happened during a specific period of time. As an example, patients can drink enough alcohol to experience blackouts, i.e., they have no idea what they did, where they were, or who they were with while ...Read more


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Ezcessive Sweating, fatigue, shortness of breath, heart races, dizziness, memory loss, shakiness,blackouts. Wondering what is wrong?

Ezcessive Sweating, fatigue, shortness of breath, heart races, dizziness, memory loss, shakiness,blackouts. Wondering what is wrong?

Not sure...: but it doesn't sound like anything good. See your doc and get some basic labs and an ECG to start. You might be severely hyperthyroid...the possibilities are many. ...Read more

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I am experiencing memory problems (quality: difficulty remember distant past events) , blackouts, impulsive or reckless behavior, feeling anxious (worsened by: psychological stress) , emotional problems (quality: detachment) , feeling depressed (quality:

I am experiencing  memory problems (quality: difficulty remember distant past events) , blackouts, impulsive or reckless behavior, feeling anxious (worsened by: psychological stress) , emotional problems (quality: detachment) , feeling depressed (quality:

Need help.: What you are mentioning is quite a handful. I think most concerning would be the blackouts and reckless behavior, but the other things are certianly not trivial. It certainly sounds like you could use some help. I'd urge you see see a professional. and it sounds like there is some urgency. You could get a referral from your school or your primary care doctor, or perhaps your family can suggest. ...Read more

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Severe memory loss? Causes?

Severe memory loss? Causes?

Many causes: The common causes of memory loss are usually metabolic developments found in older peoples' brains. When a young man suffers marked memory loss, head trauma, drugs abuse and induced severe hypoglycemia, must be at the top of your list. Remember those cases of amnesia reported that happen, because of intent to treat to cause amnesia. ...Read more

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What is good for memory loss?

What is good for memory loss?

Depends upon cause: If sleep deprivation or sleep apnea with daytime hyper somnolence, might use Nuvigil. Would check for thyroid or vitamin issues and treat specifically, and if infection such as syphilis or HIV, use appropriate meds. Drugs for Alzheimers may be useful in alternative conditions, especially head injury. Some medical foods like Cerefolin-NAC and Axona can be valuable. ...Read more

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What could cause memory loss?

What could cause memory loss?

Memory loss: Memory loss is caused by many factors such as age, health, mental health, medication use, history of head injury, metabolic and environmental factors. Immediate recall is the most susceptible followed by short term memory followed by long term memory. ...Read more

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What are the tests for Memory loss?

What are the tests for Memory loss?

Memory impairment: Is evaluated in several ways depending on the patient’s complaints, but using a Folstien mental status exam is a usual, common starting place. Patients will often have blood work and they may have imaging studies to rule out organic causes; again, depending upon the specific factors of each case. ...Read more

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What is the homeostatic imbalance in memory loss?

What is the homeostatic imbalance in memory loss?

Memory Loss: Memory loss is can be result of depression, damage to memory glands and loose memory chemical, its important to assess the cause. ...Read more

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What could cause memory loss for someone in their fifties?

Memory loss in 50s: Memory loss in midlife can have a number of potential causes. Some of those causes are easily treatable such as vitamin b deficiency. Although it is very uncommon, alzheimer disease also may affect people in midlife. If you are having memory problems at a young age, i recommend talking to your doctor. ...Read more

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Will ssris cause memory loss ?

NO: Unless you take an overdose -- in which case the memory loss would be temporary, but probably the least of your problems. Rarely, some SSRI's cause word finding problems. ...Read more

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Can diabetes cause memory loss?

Can diabetes cause memory loss?

Yes, several ways: Diabetes can be a risk factor for memory issues. The brain needs glucose in order to function, and very low or very high levels can lead to chronic damage of vascular and nervous pathways. Low blood sugar can lead to unconsciousness and death, and often persons who have behavioral issues when their blood sugar is low have no memory for the events. Protect your brain and control your glucose. ...Read more

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Memory loss lithium side effect?

Memory loss lithium side effect?

Not memory loss: Lithium is a known medicine for slowing cognitive processes. It would take longer time to retrieve info , this is different than forgetfulness . There is a debate about lithium effects on creativity keeping in mind that a good part of arts and professional may be bipolar. ...Read more

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Can estrogen reverse memory loss?

No !: Memory loss is a complex issue , the causes range from simple forgetfulness to to depression, thyroid or vitamin deficiency all the way up to alzheimer's disease I am not aware of estrogen playing a part in treatment. ...Read more

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Is memory loss related to statins?

Is memory loss related to statins?

Contraversial: But I think that memory and cognitive issues do occur, especially in older patients. A recent paper suggests that my opinion is wrong, but the study was done by drug industry, so, consider the source. ...Read more

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What causes short term memory loss?

What causes short term memory loss?

Many conditions: Many diseases and injuries cause short term memory loss. Head injury is one of the most common causes in young people, while dementia is one of the most common causes in older adults. Other causes include tumors, medication effects, nutritional deficiency, epilepsy, sleep deprivation, stroke, pseudodementia, and many others. A neuropsychological and neurological evaluation can identify the cause. ...Read more

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What is short term memory loss like?

What is short term memory loss like?

Can't remember event: Examples might be forgetting what one did earlier in the day or yesterday; losing things like keys, cell phones, wallet. Not remembering to eat a meal, take prescribed meds, or keep scheduled dates. ...Read more

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What causes of long-term memory loss?

Memory loss: Excessive drug or alcohol use and aging are the most common causes. ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Memory Loss (Definition)

There can be short term memory loss such as "where did I put my keys?" or long term memory loss such as "where did I live as a child?" There also can be catastrophic memory loss such ...Read more


Dr. Paul Gilson
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Amnesia (Definition)

Amnesia is forgetfulness, which can be ...Read more