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Can a thyroid problem result in memory loss?

Can a thyroid problem result in memory loss?

Yes: Undertreated hypothyroidism (low thyroid hormone) can lead to slowing of thought and cognition which can mimic memory loss. ...Read more

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


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Can thyroid problems result in infertility and can that condition be reversed?

Can thyroid problems result in infertility and can that condition be reversed?

Thyroid disease: Hypo- or hyper-thyroidism can affect pregnancies and lower your chance of conceiving. When you do get pregnant, both can have an effect on the fetus during development and after delivery. Therefore, it's best to see your doctor to make sure your thyroid hormones are in the normal range before getting pregnant. If you are pregnant, you should let your doctor know as well. ...Read more

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Disorder in the brain with normal memory loss and a memory loss disorder?

Disorder in the brain with normal memory loss and a memory loss disorder?

What's the question?: I'd like to help, but am not sure what your question is. ...Read more

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Is 5% (unintentional) weight loss in a year enough to suggest a thyroid problem?

Is 5% (unintentional) weight loss in a year enough to suggest a thyroid problem?

Could be: Thyroid problems or others. Hard to say without knowing more about you or if you have other symptoms. The only way to rule out thyroid problem is to get a blood test. ...Read more

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Can my memory loss be attributed to adhd?

Can my memory loss be attributed to adhd?

Evaluate: People with adhd rarely truly have memory loss, they may not attend and it may not be getting in. Memory loss is a very subjective complaint and really the best way to really determine if you have memory loss is neuropsychological testing. According to studies people are really generally bad at judging their memory, however if there is a big change - see a physician and consider neuropsych tests. ...Read more

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Could puberty be a cause for hair loss due to the change in hormone levels?

Hair loss: Difficult to answer because you apparently have "hair loss due to change in hormone levels." Puberty is usually complete by age 25 and change in hormone levels at age 25 is uncommon. Please see your primary doctor about your hair loss. I would appreciate it if you could let me know how things go. ...Read more

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What can cause a loss of moblity, memory and consentration loss as well?

What can cause a loss of moblity, memory and consentration loss as well?

Need evaluation: Have you talked to your primary care doctor? You need to be evaluated why these symptoms are present as they can be signs of quite a few things. Don't delay! good luck! ...Read more

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Can a pinched optic nerve cause a loss in sexual desire?

Can a pinched optic nerve cause a loss in sexual desire?

No: There is no scientific evidence to link a damaged optic nerve to change in sexual drive. ...Read more

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Can a thyroid condition result in dementia-like symptoms in the elderly?

Can a thyroid condition result in dementia-like symptoms in the elderly?

Yes, possible: Both hyper and hypothyroidism can cause confusion in an elderly person. The only way to know is to get a blood draw. ...Read more

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Can nerve damage in your neck cause memory loss?

Can nerve damage in your neck cause memory loss?

Nerves in the neck..: ...supply function to the arms. Injuring the nerve roots in the neck should not affect the function of your memory. ...Read more

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How could a stroke/seizure cause some loss of memory?

How could a stroke/seizure cause some loss of memory?

Interrupts nerve fun: Seizures are caused by elctrical discharges through pat or all of the central nervous system. These discharges interrupt normal transmission through the brain and interfere with normal brain function; i.e. Thninking, cocentrating, remembering, as well as motor, speech and other brain activities. ...Read more

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Can hair loss be related with a hypothyroid?

Can hair loss be related with a hypothyroid?

Yes!: Hair loss is definitely related to hypothyroidism. Sometimes the outer edges of the eyebrows can get thin. Hair on your head can become very thin and dry as well. ...Read more

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Can hearing loss cause depression in a young adult?

Can hearing loss cause depression in a young adult?

Yes: Hearing loss not only means that it is difficult to hear but also that many social interactions become much more complicated. A common result of hearing loss is difficulty maintaining good relations with other people and resulting depression. ...Read more

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Can short term memory loss be caused by traumatic experiences , stress grief .. Is losing your memory permament or as depression lifts it will return ?

Can short term memory loss be caused by traumatic experiences , stress grief .. Is losing your memory permament or as depression lifts it will return ?

It should return: Unless there is a physical (vascular) problem, your memory should return and you can help this process by what you do. Seeking supportive psychotherapy and/or practicing something like mindful meditation may be useful. Even books, music or film and conversation with pleasant companions can re-ignite short-term memory - so can active spiritual exercises. Do try to have faith as you heal. ...Read more

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Whats the brain structure like for a person with normal memory loss vs a memory loss disorder?

Whats the brain structure like for a person with normal memory loss vs a memory loss disorder?

Atrophy: Various areas of the brain will shrink, or atrophy, with progressive memory disorders, and the patterns can assist with clinical diagnosis. Although normal aging is associated with gradual atrophy, this is far less than alzheimer's. Atrophy, either focal or diffuse, can be present in younger patients following a brain injury, or multiple sclerosis. ...Read more

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I have a lot of pcos symptoms and a difficulty in losing weight. Could this weight loss issue be due to thyroid troubles?

I have a lot of pcos symptoms and a difficulty in losing weight. Could this weight loss issue be due to thyroid troubles?

Yes: Hormones interact with each other and there a variety of hormone interactions with pcos. Many women with this syndrome have Insulin resistance and have difficulty regulating their blood sugar. The thyroid may play a role but most pcos women have difficulty with their weight due to Insulin resistance and elevated testosterone levels. ...Read more

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Can visual disturbances be a result of stress?

Can visual disturbances be a result of stress?

It depends: On what the problem is and your lifestyle. For any visual disturbance, though, you need to first have an ophthalmologist evaluate you. ...Read more

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Is it true that diabetes result in confusion, loss of memory?

Is it true that diabetes result in confusion, loss of memory?

You are correct!: Uncontrolled diabetes may result in diabetic ketoacidosis/coma--excessive sugar is toxic to brain cells..Actually all cells. We know that diabetics suffer more strokes and at much higher risk of developing dementia. Risk of heart attacks, blindness, kidney failures, neuropathic pain, limb amputations are some of other concerning complications. So treat it well. Consult doc regularly. Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. Austina Cho
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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more


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Amnesia (Definition)

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