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What are the causes of forgetting names and what are the cures? Is it medicine/drug related?

What are the causes of forgetting names and  what are the cures? Is it medicine/drug related?

Can be: Medications & drugs can indeed affect memory. Alcohol, illicit drugs, sleep medications, anti-anxiety agents, anti-psychotics, pain medications, some antidepressants, anything that is very sedating can cause you to not register names or events -- thus forgetting them later. The "cure" is to stop using alcohol/drugs, and to see your physician to evaluate your memory concerns & make suggestions. ...Read more

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Who is responsible for naming coronary artery disease?

Who is responsible for naming coronary artery disease?

Giovanni Morgagni?: Giovanni morgagni is generally considered the father of anatomical pathology -- and may have been first to name the blood vessels around the heart, "coronary." they sit like a "crown" (latin: "coronarius") upon the heart. Morgagni also described "hardening" of these arteries. Many others, of course, have also contributed to the development of these ideas. ...Read more

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I forget the name of the organ, but it cause your body to release toxic in your body if burst. ?

I forget the name of the organ, but it cause your body to release toxic in your body if burst. ?

Pancreas: Probably pancreas. This organ contains a large number of enzymes that are specifically designed to digest proteins, fats and carbohydrates. That is precisely what we are made of. Injuring the pancreas may releases all these evil humours into the local area. This can wreak havoc in your abdomen... ...Read more

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Is schizophrenia a type of dementia? If not why does it cause severe memory loss, black outs during listening, forgetting basic things, names, ect?

Is schizophrenia a type of dementia? If not why does it cause severe memory loss, black outs during listening, forgetting basic things, names, ect?

Used to be thought s: Originally the disorder now called schizophrenia was called dementia praecox. Now we have a much more detailed division of mental disorders. There definately can be symptoms that are the same as those in someone with dementia. Any new diagnosis of schizophrenia requires a neurologic evaluation and brain imaging. There are many things that have overlapping sx and new sx may warrant neuro consult. ...Read more

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I am forgetting a lot of things--what can cause this?

I am forgetting a lot of things--what can cause this?

Forgetting: Memory troubles can come from many causes. The most common is from alcohol or drug intoxication and withdrawal. The effects of other sedating pharmaceuticals can also cause this. So can depression, dissociation, and many other medical illnesses that impact your cognition. Please see your family physician for an evaluation of this problem, so that you can get help with it. ...Read more

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I'm forgetting how to spell the simplest words. What could cause this memory problem?

I'm forgetting how to spell the simplest words. What could cause this memory problem?

Neuropsychological: Evaluation might prevent unnecessary & unhelpful worry. I can imagine how frightened you may feel. Anxiety can make symptoms worse so, if you can, have a good eval. Results might guide important decisions that can nip a problem in the bud or rule out things that you fear. As young as you are, this may be a good time to prevent or slow down any early disease progress that there is. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can stress cause you to forget things? Lose your train of thought while speaking? This happens several times a day...

Can stress cause you to forget things? Lose your train of thought while speaking? This happens several times a day...

Yes, in some ways: Stress affects some types of memory, depending on the cause and severity. One way chronic stress may negatively affect your recent memory is by disrupting your brain’s ability to attend; causing problems with information making it into your memory in the first place. Remote memory is much less affected by stress. Losing a train of thought happens when stress affects executive functioning, too. ...Read more

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I have fats under my skin it makes itchy on my body I can't know it's solution neither it's cause I keep my body clean everyday without forgetting it?

I have fats under my skin it makes itchy on my body I can't know it's solution neither it's cause I keep my body clean everyday without forgetting it?

Born with it...: Having a doc take a look and palpate these fats and corresponding itchy skin after reviewing the info on thier onset, degree, change,.. over time is the least must before offering diagnosis for care, although the fats may just the common benign lipoma and the itchy spots can be eased with 1% of hydrocortisone cream - gingerly 1-2 times daily for 2-3 days off & on; these concerns have no cure... ...Read more

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Can the use of methamphetamine cause you to forget how to write or hold a pen?

Can the use of methamphetamine cause you to forget how to write or hold a pen?

Methamphetamine: this is an unusual symptom but methamphetamine can definitely effect brain function. Are you having other symptoms. Please stop using meth and consider seeing your doctor especially if symptoms persist after 1 week of abstinence ...Read more

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Symptoms mix up words, confused, forget people/items, where going, concentrate, balance, memory short/long, lost time/years. MRI ok. what could cause?

Symptoms  mix up words, confused, forget people/items, where going, concentrate, balance, memory short/long, lost time/years. MRI ok. what could cause?

Many possibilities: Even in the setting of a normal brain MRI, there are many possible causes of changes in language, memory, orientation, concentration in balance. Brain injury, deficiencies in vitamin B12 or other nutrients, sleep disturbance, medication side effects, anxiety, depression, somatoform conversion, and seizures are just a few possible explanations to explore with a neurologist or psychiatrist. ...Read more

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Can a vitamin B12 cause someonr to forget words?

Can a vitamin B12 cause someonr to forget words?

B12 deficiency: Vitamin B12 deficiency can cause many problems, including anemia (along with folate (folic acid) deficiency); fatigue; weakness; weight loss; and neurological changes like numbness & tingling extremities, trouble with balance, and confusion, depression & dementia. The latter 2 can produce cognitive changes including trouble w/memory. Workup of this includes checking B12 & folate (folic acid) levels -- your doc can help! ...Read more

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Can focalin (dexmethylphenidate) cause a 5 year old to revert back and forget potty training?

Possibly: Any stress can cause a regression, many medications have side effects and a more detailed discussion would be important to determine if the regression is related to the med or possibly something else. At 5 there might be a number of things that might cause a regression in potty training. Need to rule out a uriunary tract infection. See your pediatrician or Focalin (dexmethylphenidate) prescriber. ...Read more