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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


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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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Can Dilantin cause memory loss?

Can Dilantin cause memory loss?

Maybe: This is not one of the side effects listed by FDA publications. However, it can cause confusion, which may appear as memory loss. ...Read more

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Does alcohol cause loss of memory?

Does alcohol cause loss of memory?

Yes: Acute intoxication clouds ability to form memories when intoxicated. Alcohol is a toxin to the brain, and chronic alcohol abuse can damage memory areas of the brain permanently. ...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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Can methanphetamines cause vision loss?

Can methanphetamines cause vision loss?

Meth and blindness: Yes it can. Please get help if you are using. ...Read more

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Can benzos cause memory lost?

Can benzos  cause  memory  lost?

Absolutely: Benzodiazepines like valium, xanax (alprazolam) and ativan can cause significant loss of memory, confusion and addiction. See your physician for assistance in stopping these medications. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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Can extreme stress or depression cause permanent memory loss?

Can extreme stress or depression cause permanent memory loss?

Memory is a very: Tricky thing. The simple answer is no. But something called pseudo dementia can happen in older patients who become very depressed. We now feel this is a sign of dementia to come. And, in other psychiatric disorders, patients frequently do not remember acute symptoms, or disordered behaviors. So, memory is a tricky thing. ...Read more

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Can depression cause memory loss ?

Can depression cause memory loss ?

Yes, in a way: There isn't a brain-destructive process like alzheimer's going on in depressed people, but thought process can be slowed to the point of not retaining information. If information isn't getting in, then it won't be remembered later. In the past there was a syndrome of "pseudodementia, " where low energy and poor motivation led to mistaken diagnoses of dementia in older people. ...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 amoxicillian cause loss of appetite?

Can amoxicillian cause loss of appetite?

Not normally: Amoxicillin can cause nausea, not a loss of appetite. However, the symptom of nausea will give you sensation of not wanting to eat. When you take the amoxicillin, eat something with it like a few crackers to decrease the nausea sensation. ...Read more

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Can masturbation cause weight loss or anaemia?

Can masturbation cause weight loss or anaemia?

No: Anybody who told you this is simply ignorant. Both conditions are serious and need a work up. ...Read more

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Does chemical imbalance cause memory loss and nightmares?

Does chemical imbalance cause memory loss and nightmares?

Chemical imbalance?: Chemical imbalance is very generic word used for various reasons like depression anxiety or any other psychiatric disorder. In that sense, yes it can cause memory issues but not memory loss. Worsening depression and anxiety can cause decrease in concentration, confusion and easy distractibility and forgetfulness. Night mares are a common anxiety phenomenon. ...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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Can excessive porn watching cause memory loss?

Can excessive porn watching cause memory loss?

Effects of porn: Not too my knowledge, but there are studies that frequent pornography use may lead to temporary impotence in young men. Also, keep in mind that some porn is made through human trafficking and can contain underage subjects without it being obvious, which is illegal to possess. Memory problems may more likely be a result of little sleep and substance use like alcohol and depression in young men. ...Read more

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Can metformin cause brain fog and loss of concentration?

Can metformin cause brain fog and loss of concentration?

Not likely: Metformin does not usually cause low blood sugar, only when used with other anti-diabetic medications. Rec.: talk with your doctor about whether the dose of your other diabetic medication(s) needs to be lowered. Take care. ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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