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Doctor insights on: Herbs And Supplements For Short Term Memory

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What supplements can I take for short term memory lost?

What supplements can I take for short term memory lost?

Cognitex: Order at www.Lef.Org (life exension foundation) get etsted though for why you are having memory loss. Depression, burnout, anxiety. Thyroid problems can all cause this, as well as vitamin deficiences of b12, folate, (folic acid) vit d, thiamine, lyme's disease, ms, lupus, sjoegen's, and ahost of other conditions. Please dicuss this with your family doctor and get a neuro consult and neuropsych testing done. ...Read more

Dr. Randy Baker
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A dietary supplement, also known as food supplement or nutritional supplement, is a preparation intended to supplement the diet and provide nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, fiber, fatty acids, or amino acids, that may be missing or may not be consumed in sufficient quantities in a person's diet. Some countries define dietary supplements as foods, while ...Read more


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Are there any vitamins/supplements that help with short term memory loss due to SSRIs? I've tried Paxil, Busbar, Zoloft - all seem to effect my memory

Are there any vitamins/supplements that help with short term memory loss due to SSRIs? I've tried Paxil, Busbar, Zoloft - all seem to effect my memory

Help for memory: There aren't necessarily vitamins with proven direct effects on memory, but the B-complex vitamins support brain/nervous system health. A healthy diet in general supports brain health as well (fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nuts/seeds). Fish oil or flaxseed oil is anti-inflammatory in nature and has been considered to have benefits to physical and mental health. ...Read more

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My child has problems with short term memory. Are there any good herbs to help with memory and concentration?

My child has problems with short term memory. Are there any good herbs to help with memory and concentration?

Nothing Proven: Although there is ongoing research, so far nothing has been proven to help this problem do not believe unsubstatiated claims or advertising. If these things were so successful, don't you think all trained pediatricians would recommend them. Also , very few of these herbal products have any safety trials. Buyer beware! ...Read more

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Are there any diseases that harm short term memory?

Are there any diseases that harm short term memory?

Amnesia: Some are head injury, dissociative states, hypnosis, seizures, atypical migraines, alcohol, sedatives, cardiovascular, ptsd, ect. ...Read more

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Help docs, is huperzine-a beneficial for short-term memory?

Help docs, is huperzine-a beneficial for short-term memory?

Maybe . . .: It works in similar fashion to other prescription cholinesterase inhibitors but is available w/o prescription (quality matters). How much evidence do you need? Check out http://www.med.nyu.edu/content?ChunkIID=21761; http://www.drugs.com/npc/huperzine-a.html & http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/alzheimers-disease/expert-answers/huperzine-a/faq-20058259. Most studies from China. ...Read more

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I feel like my short term memory and concentration are deteriorating, what should I do?

I feel like my short term memory and concentration are deteriorating, what should I do?

See your doctor: Short-term memory and concentration can be affected by a wide variety of things. Drug and alcohol use, medication side effects, and traumatic head injury are just a few. For a focused review of risk factors and a personal examination, please see your own physician. S/he will be better able to provide you with individualized answers. ...Read more

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What causes short term memory loss?

What causes short term memory loss?

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 more

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What is short term memory loss like?

What is short term memory loss like?

Can't remember event: Examples might be forgetting what one did earlier in the day or yesterday; losing things like keys, cell phones, wallet. Not remembering to eat a meal, take prescribed meds, or keep scheduled dates. ...Read more

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Having short term memory loss really bad?

Having short term memory loss really bad?

Unclear: Short-term memory loss at age 45 is unusual. Sometimes depression can cause this symptom. Also, medical conditions such as hypothyroidism and B12 deficiency. See if you have any other symptoms, and check yourself for those conditions. In an otherwise completely healthy adult without symptoms, short-term memory loss needs to be evaluated by a physician. ...Read more

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How do I cope with short term memory loss?

How do I cope with short term memory loss?

Forget about it.....: Lol.Could not resist. Depends ho bad the memory loss is and how it is affecting you. If it is impacting your daily life and ability to function, please see your physician. You may also seek the help of an acupuncturist/chinese medicine practitioner as their skills can help balance the body. Regular exercise, decreasing junk food, adding omega three fatty acids may also be helpful. ...Read more

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Can add cause short term memory problems?

Can add cause short term memory problems?

Yes: Often ADD can make someone forgetful, making it seem like they have memory problems. Hope this helps. Good luck! ...Read more

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How does short term memory loss affect you?

How does short term memory loss affect you?

Short term memory: Loss makes it extremely difficult to remember the most recent event, like what you had for breakfast or the conversation you had just minutes ago. It can be frustrating and difficult to cope with but patience and humor helps. Long term memory can remain intact. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What can you do for short term memory loss?

What can you do for short term memory loss?

Keep occupied: There is some evidence to show that having an active life, different interests having a higher level of brain activity may delay the onset or progression of dementia. ...Read more

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What is the cause of short term memory loss?

Many causes: There are many causes of short term memory loss. In the younger patients ( < 50-60 years), the common causes include head injury, stroke, drug use, alcohol. In the elderly, the common causes include alzheimer's disease, stroke, parkinson's disease, and normal pressure hydrocephalus. ...Read more

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Short-term memory loss a definite with ageing?

Not so.: About 50% of the elderly never develop dementia, but our intellectual faculties do slow as we get older. It may take a bit longer to recall facts, but short term memory loss is not a normal feature of aging. Lack of sleep, emotional stress, and poor nutrition can hurt focus and concentration. ...Read more

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What is worse, short term memory loss or long?

What is worse, short term memory loss or long?

Depends: You're probably thinking of aging issues and ultimately dementia. Most aging memory losses are seen 1st as short-term problems because they can have major impacts on daily functioning. Few people will care if you forget you 5th grade teacher's name but your family will worry if you forget to pay bills, take meds, how to get home. But you'd care if you lose parts of your identity that you value. ...Read more

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Have short term memory loss and mci been linked?

Yes: If the memory problem is real, meaning that we have excluded, treatable causes such as depression and normal forgetfulness, it can be a sign of mci(mlid cognitive impairment). ...Read more

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Could ativan (lorazepam) cause short-term memory?

Yes: Lorazepam (Ativan) is a member of the benzodiazepine class of medications. These suppress certain brain chemicals which is intended to reduce anxiety. However, side effects may include short-term memory loss and sedation, among others. Speak with your prescribing physician as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have short term memory loss at 60?

Is it normal to have short term memory loss at 60?

Normal aging-usually: As we age, short term memory loss tends to become more frequent and noticeable. This is normal aging. If memory problems become more pervasive and are increasing in frequency, you should seek an evaluation by a neurologist to rule out more serious causes of memory loss. ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Memory (Definition)

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