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Can c diff cause short-term memory problems in an 87 yr old with no previous memory problem?

Can c diff cause short-term memory problems in an 87 yr old with no previous memory problem?

I do not think: Of c diff per se. However, any acute illness in an elderly patient can result in cognitive deficits. If it is related to the stress of the illness and changes in routine it will likely improve as the patient does. ...Read more

Dr. Stephen Scholand
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What could cause extreme memory loss?

What could cause extreme memory loss?

Many causes: There are far to many causes to list. If you are elderly a stroke or alzheimer's may at the top of the lust. ...Read more

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Will ssris cause memory loss?

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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What are the causes of memory loss in someone who was in a coma?

What are the causes of memory loss in someone who was in a coma?

It's complex.: Memory is a complex, poorly understood phenomenon. The fluctuations in blood pressure, blood flow and inflammation all can contribute. Often brain tissue is also destroyed during a coma which can have effects on memory. This is active area of medical research. ...Read more

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Do sedatives cause memory loss?

Do sedatives cause memory loss?

Possible: This class of drugs might cause anticholinergic side effects, and several meds together could cause additive side effects. ...Read more

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Does radiation cause memory loss?

Does radiation cause memory loss?

It depends: It depends where the radiation has been applied, what the need for the radiation is [eg, brain tumor], other medical problems that could be going on, and any other treatments you may be receiving, such as chemotherapy. It's best to consult your doctor for an answer that is accurate for your specific situation. ...Read more

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Can bradycardia cause memory loss?

Highly doubtful: Normal HR for a healthy, athletic 23 y.o. is in the 50's. I have seen the 40's as well, for well-trained athletes. ...Read more

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Might concussions cause memory loss?

Might concussions cause memory loss?

Memory loss: Concussion causes 2 types of amnesia. Retrograde amnesia means a loss if information from the injury back in time. The most likely loss is recently learned info. You may get the info back. A prograde amnesia is amnesia from the injury forward in time. You are not laying down new memory traces at that time. It is unlikely you will regain memory loss from prograde amnesia. ...Read more

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Can alcohol cause short term memory loss?

Can alcohol cause short term memory loss?

Alcohol, Memory Loss: Acute alcohol intoxication may be accompanied by a blackout, which is loss of memory for some or all of the events that occurred while intoxicated. ...Read more

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Can temazpam cause bad dreams and memory loss?

Can temazpam cause bad dreams and memory loss?

Yes to both: If that is happening, talk to you doctor about alternatives that are natural, or see a sleep disorders psychologist for cognitive behavioral therapy of insomnia.Also make sure the memory loss is not coming from something else. If you have ptsd causing nightmares, that should also be addressed. ...Read more

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Can topamax (topiramate) cause permanent memory loss?

Can topamax (topiramate) cause permanent memory loss?

Not at all: The cognitive side effects of topamax (topiramate) occur due to interference with function of ampa glutamate, which reverses typically a few days after cessation. ...Read more

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Is it possible for haloperidol cause memory loss / problems?

Is it possible for haloperidol cause memory loss / problems?

Yes: A common side effect of Haldol (haloperidol) is sedation or sleepiness. So, if a person is sedated, his or her memory can be effected. Also, because Haldol (haloperidol) is prescribed for hallucinations, a person may be paying more attention to the hallucinations rather than what is needed to remember. ...Read more

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What would cause a 17 year old to have memory loss? Football?

What would cause a 17 year old to have memory loss? Football?

Need More: Need much more information. Have there been injuries? Illness? Concussion? There are many causes. ...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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Are there any fatal illnesses/diseases that cause insanity or memory loss?

Are there any fatal illnesses/diseases that cause insanity or memory loss?

Yes: Huntington's chorea, parkinson's disease, alzheimer's disease, multi-infarct dementia, picks disease, and prion diseases such as creutzfeld jacobs disease or mad cow disease. ...Read more

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Can you tell me the typical head injuries that could cause short term memory loss?

Can you tell me the typical head injuries that could cause short term memory loss?

Memory loss: To have short term memory loss the head injury is usually significant enough to cause a loss of consciousness. ...Read more

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Research shows that late night eating and obesity can cause memory loss. Is this true? Can this effect be reversed? (Currently 19 :))

Research shows that late night eating and obesity can cause memory loss. Is this true? Can this effect be reversed? (Currently 19 :))

Maybe, yes and yes: The research on late nite eating is one study in mice and not proven in humans; it was when the mice only ate during hours they usually sleep so was an extreme situation; snacking before bedtime not yet proven harmful -see https://tinyurl. Com/y783srff There is a stronger link with obesity as obesity causes inflammation- see https://tinyurl. Com/y76k4zgx Losing weight should help. See comment too:

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I wanted to ask what the causes of severe memory loss are. Had no problems 3 weeks ago. My last 2 blend together and I have a hard time remembering.?

I wanted to ask what the causes of severe memory loss are. Had no problems 3 weeks ago. My last 2 blend together and I have a hard time remembering.?

Numerous causes: Including intrinsic problems with the brain such as strokes and other illnesses, psychiatric illnesses such as depression, metabolic syndromes, medications, head injuries, etc.
If you’re having problems with your memory whether it’s been a sudden onset or it’s been coming on for some time, please have an evaluation as soon as possible. Many causes are treatable.
Good luck! ...Read more

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I am on 60 mg. Of cymbalta (duloxetine) for ten years. My Dr. Wants me to take indefinitely. Will this cause memory loss if I take for another 20 yrs.?

I am on 60 mg. Of cymbalta (duloxetine) for ten years. My Dr. Wants me to take indefinitely. Will this cause memory loss if I take for another 20 yrs.?

Depends: Memory loss has been reported as a Cymbalta (duloxetine) side effect though not common. Depending on your health status, other medications you take, family history of memory loss/dementia, you should continue to pay attention to possible memory loss due to Cymbalta (duloxetine) or other causes. Chances are you'll be fine. Good to review your meds and any side effects at regular intervals with all prescribing doctors. ...Read more

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Could seizures cause memory loss?

Could seizures cause memory loss?

Potentially yes: If poor seizure control, this can impair brain function, but do not negate effect of medications, especially drug for epilepsy, especially topirimate. ...Read more

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Would Dilantin cause memory loss?

Chronic use is: Sometimes associated with impairment of memory.

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Does antidepressants cause memory loss?

Does antidepressants cause memory loss?

It could: Depression itself can cause memory loss, and that is the more likely case here. However, you should see a doctor for your memory problem, because it could be something else. ...Read more

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Could anxiety and memory loss be caused by hashimoto' s thyrodism?

Hypothyroid: Low thyroid function can cause both emotional and cognitive issues, and indeed, doctors often consider low thyroid function in explaining memory loss in a new patient. The situation should stabilize once you have thyroid functions under control. ...Read more

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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 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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