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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Memory Loss (Definition)

Memory loss is a symptom in which a person cannot recall (remember) something that he previously learned. Some memory loss is normal, such as not remembering facts learned in school years ago but not used since then. Other memory loss is abnormal, such as that caused by Alzheimer's Dementia ...Read more


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What is hydra encephalitis headaches, unstable, some memory loss

Need better dx.: Hydra=u probably mean hydroehalus=water on brain and can cause hadaches tiredness and vomiting etc if not treated. Encephalitis is infection within brain and can causebrain destruction. Some treatments available bur DX requires spinal tap. If hydro DX by MRI and do not do tap.It is quite possible based on symptons you need additional testing and treatment. ...Read more

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Im suffering short term memory loss, extremebrain fog/cognitive issues, agitation yet have had MRI negative & family doesnt seem to care. Encephalitis?

Im suffering short term memory loss, extremebrain fog/cognitive issues, agitation yet have had MRI negative & family doesnt seem to care. Encephalitis?

Neuropsychologist: Encephalitis is irritation and swelling (inflammation) of the brain, most often due to infections. Consider history as concussions and drug use can cause the same symptoms. A neuropsychologist is trained to assess function and determine whether there have been changes in function and if so in what areas of the brain. This assessment can be helpful when an MRI is normal. ...Read more

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Can zolpidem after drinking wine all day cause abnormal, out of character behavior like entering someone's property vandalizing it and memory loss?

Can zolpidem after drinking wine all day cause abnormal, out of character behavior like entering someone's property vandalizing it and memory loss?

Ambien (zolpidem) is Dangerous: Yes. Of course. This is a very common problem (blacking out and the sequelae of acting out when unaware.). ...Read more

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Can west nile virus cause encephalitis?

Can west nile virus cause encephalitis?

Yes: West nile virus is caused by an infection transmitted via a mosquito bite. Many people may be exposed to the virus but never develop symptoms. When symptoms do develop, it is typically fever and headache although more severe symptoms may occur. The cdc has info on west nile activity nationwide: http://www.Cdc.Gov/ncidod/dvbid/westnile/index.Htm. ...Read more

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What type of epilepsy can be caused by encephalitis?

What type of epilepsy can be caused by encephalitis?

Seizures: Seizures can occur in encephalitis. Depending on the severity of the disease, they can be self-limited and resolve completely, needing no medications, or the patient may have intractable seizures needing prolonged treatment and having an increased risk of death. ...Read more

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Can steroids help reduce swelling caused by encephalitis?

Can steroids help reduce swelling caused by encephalitis?

Yes, sometimes: Encephalitis (brain swelling) may be mild to severe. Active medical management is required in both the diagnosis and treatment of the problem. Steroids are sometimes used, as they are a very useful at reducing inflammation. Though they are not used for all patients who present with encephalitis, they are part of many treatment regimens. ...Read more

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Dr. Tatiana Falcone
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Encephalitis (Definition)

The encephalon is considered to be the gray matter of the brain. This is where all the neuron cells are located. If an infection sets in to this region it is called an encephalitis. The -itis ending just means inflammation. It is usually virus infections that like to go specifically to the ...Read more


Dr. Paul Gilson
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Amnesia (Definition)

Amnesia is a condition where you are unable to remember new events (anterograde amnesia) and/or you ...Read more