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Does Alcohol Cause Memory Loss
Alcohol related: Research has shown that heavy alcohol use clearly damages retrospective memory, or learning, retention and retrieval of previously processed materials. If you have consumed alcohol over a long period of time begin your recovery by scheduling a thorough physical examination followed by a substance abuse assessment with a licensed mental health professional. ...Read more
What can cause trouble concentrating and memory loss? Drug and alcohol free my whole life . It's getting progressively worse. I have near-syncope
Can antabuse (disulfiram) cause short term memory loss if someone has taken it with alcohol or in general?
No: Epocrates literature do not mention it as side effect. Alcohol is the one to blame for memory loss. It is very common to have lapses ( mental lagoons) of forgetting what happened recently ( the night before for example) because of drinking alcohol. An exaggeration of this is shown in the movies. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What could be the cause or causes of extreme fatigue, drowsiness, slurred speech and memory loss without alcohol or drug use? A few weeks ago i simply could not stay awake no matter how hard i tried. It happened again last night but was accompanied by sl
Hello. : Hello. I don't know if you are an older person or if you have any significant healthy problems. I would see a neurologist soon to ensure that you are not having transient ischemic attacks or some other neurologic insult to the brain. Take care. ...Read more
Brain toxicity: The short answer is that it means that the amount of alcohol you are drinking is disrupting one of the most important functions of the brain. Basically you are disrupting your brain's ability to store memory because of the sedating effects of alcohol. It is one sign that you might be drinking too much. ...Read more
Been holding on for several days not eating much , still drinking alcohol, sleeping a lot and having memory loss. How long to live?
How long do you want: It is hard to tell if you are trying to die. If not, stop doing what you are doing - now! this could, indeed kill you but it might be a very unpleasant and unpredictable way to go. If you want to survive - seek serious medical help asap. Go to an er and expect detox after you are stabilized. You must have suffered some hard things and that is so sad. It can get better, if only some. Choose! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can taking zolpidem after consuming a large quantity of alcohol cause aggressive out of character behaviour and amnesia?
Can zolpidem when consumed after a lot of alcohol cause aggressive abnormal behavior and amnesia?
It can cause DEATH: That mix is dangerous - when you say a lot of alcohol - it is very dangerous. Aggressive behavior and amnesia are seriously bad, but it might have caused death - perhaps to the foolish user and others. If it's you, be careful! if a friend, warn them to be careful. This is not a mix to fool with. ...Read more
What are the potential side effects of taking zolpidem after consuming alcohol? Aggressive out of character behavior, amnesia?
Yes to both: And a chance to be the guest of honor at your own funeral. ...Read more
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
Many conditions: Many diseases and injuries cause short term memory loss. Head injury is one of the most common causes in young people, while dementia is one of the most common causes in older adults. Other causes include tumors, medication effects, nutritional deficiency, epilepsy, sleep deprivation, stroke, pseudodementia, and many others. A neuropsychological and neurological evaluation can identify the cause. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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