memory loss

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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 or other brain diseases.

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what causes memory loss?

Many things.....

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This is too broad a question to give a simple response, because memory can be affected by things like insomnia, sleep apnea, mood disorders, medication side effects, dementia diseases (like Alzheimer's), fibromyalgia, severe illness, attention deficit disorder, and the list goes on. If you have symptoms of memory loss, see your doctor to investigate and narrow down the search.
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Severe memory loss? Causes?

Many causes

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The common causes of memory loss are usually metabolic developments found in older peoples' brains. When a young man suffers marked memory loss, head trauma, drugs abuse and induced severe hypoglycemia, must be at the top of your list. Remember those cases of amnesia reported that happen, because of intent to treat to cause amnesia.
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Dr. William Goldie answered:

What can cause memory loss?

Poor attention

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Memory is experience that is registered, stored, and then retrieved. Defects can occur at any of these processes. Poor attention will not allow registering. Many factors interfere with storing memory, and also interfere with retrieval. Drugs, medications, metabolic disorders, stress, psychological issues, and dementia are a few of the factors that interfere. Get a thorough evaluation.
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Dr. John M. Chavez answered:

What could cause memory loss?

Memory loss

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Memory loss is caused by many factors such as age, health, mental health, medication use, history of head injury, metabolic and environmental factors. Immediate recall is the most susceptible followed by short term memory followed by long term memory.
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Dr. Doanh Nguyen answered:

Can atarax cause memory loss?

Atarax

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Atarax or hydroxyzine is the 1st generation antihistamine, which also has anticholinergic property, which causes dry mouth, drowsy and dizziness among other things. It has not been reported to cause memory loss but drowsiness may make to refer it to memory loss.
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Memory Loss & Causes Thereof.?

Many things

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There are so many possibilities: a treatable medical problem such as hypothyroidism, a vitamin deficiency, alcohol misuse, vascular problems, dementia like Alzheimer's Disease, depression, anxiety and/or social stress are just some of the possibilities. Please see a physician for an evaluation and treatment recommendations. Hope this answer helps.
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Dr. Lynne Weixel answered:

Do sedatives cause memory loss?

Possibly

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Sedative use for a very limited time under close observation can be safe and beneficial, but they are a potentially dangerous drug class. Memory can be impaired in more than one way too. New memories will not be well established in a mind that is in a chemical fog and retrieval of old memories will be slower and more difficult. Hopefully, some time after quitting, memory function will recover.
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Can cogentin cause memory loss?

Yes

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Cogentin is benztropine and is used in psychiatry to treat medication side effects. It is highly anticholinergic, which means it can bind you up, blur your vision or make it hard to pee. However, too much of it clouds thinking and memory, in fact, the drugs used to treat Alzheimer's have the opposite effect and benztropine is contraindicated in Alzheimer's as a result .
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Dr. Khaled Mohamed answered:

Memory loss lithium side effect?

Not memory loss

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lithium is a known medicine for slowing cognitive processes. It would take longer time to retrieve info , this is different than forgetfulness . there is a debate about lithium effects on creativity keeping in mind that a good part of arts and professional may be bipolar
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Does cymbalta cause memory loss?

Not common

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No, memory loss is not a common side effect with Cymbalta. It can cause drowsiness though.
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