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Can Estrogen Reverse 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
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
Possibly/depends,,,,: This may be reversed depending on how severe and long-standing the thyroid issue is and how good a person's circulation is. Strict adherence to therapy would also help. ...Read more
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
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
Yes.: Pernicious anemia is the most common reason for unexpected B12 deficiency. Lack of B12 can cause both anemia and neurological damage. The latter includes numbness, gait problems, and dementia. The neurological findings can occur before there is any anemia, or vice versa. The anemia will reverse with treatment. The neurologic problems may not correct completely with B12 treatment. ...Read more
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
Yes: Almost all systems deteriorate with age and exceed the body's ability to repair itself, which is why we die. It is interesting that there is an innate process in which certain neurons are programmed to die, which is called apoptosis. ...Read more
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