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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

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 are the causes of memory loss among young people?

What are the causes of memory loss among young people?

Brain Injury: Traumatic brain injury is the most common cause of memory loss among adolescent and young adults. Neurodegenerative causes of memory loss (e.g., alzheimer disease, stroke) are more rare this age group. ...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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I could remember every detail when I was a kid. Is this overstorage possible cause for memory loss?

Memory can't fill up: Memory does not fill up. Forgetting as one gets older is unfortunately because the memory system works less efficiently as we age. ...Read more

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At a young age of 22 years old, what could be the cause for memory loss and decreased cognitive functioning?

At a young age of 22 years old, what could be the cause for memory loss and decreased cognitive functioning?

Several things: Drugs or alcohol abuse, depression, sleep disorder would be most common at age 22. There could also be an organic brain problem but that is less common. See your doctor for testing and diagnosis. ...Read more

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What causes sudden memory loss and confussion. I woke this a.M and could not remember my planned trip. I am 60 . In the pm it repeated itself suddenly?

What causes sudden memory loss and confussion. I woke this a.M and could not remember my planned trip. I am 60 . In the pm it repeated itself suddenly?

Get Evaluated ASAP: The key word is "sudden". Sudden onset might be a sign of many things. I would recommend calling your primary care physician and discuss these symptoms with him/her to rule out any physical causes and take things from there. . Good luck! ...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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Thoughts? Could really bad headaches cause temporary memory loss?

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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May Accutane cause temporarily memory loss while the treatment?

May Accutane cause temporarily memory loss while the treatment?

Not known effect: That said, just because it isn't, I never discount a person's experience - you could be the first. But no, that's not a commonly known neurological affect associated with Accutane (isotretinoin). ...Read more

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What causes moodiness, memory loss and lack of focus?

Lots of issues: Depression & dementia (alzheimer's & other types) can present w/moodiness, memory loss and lack of focus. Use of illicit substances can also present w/similar symptoms. Time to get evaluated. ...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


Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Memory (Definition)

Memory is the ability to recall information ...Read more