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A closed head injury i feel may be behind loss of memory, depression, and balance what would be the best approach to treating this sort of thing?

A closed head injury i feel may be behind loss of memory, depression, and balance what would be the best approach to treating this sort of thing?

Approach: The first thing is to get a proper diagnosis. Contact your doctor who may refer you to a neurologist or rehabilitation specialist. If there is any question in your history, an MRI may help the diagnosis. If a brain injury is suspected after these steps, a neuopsychological evaluation is called for. ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Memory Loss (Definition)

There can be short term memory loss such as "where did I put my keys?" or long term memory loss such as "where did I live as a child?" There also can be catastrophic memory loss such ...Read more


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What could cause a loss of memory?

What could cause a loss of memory?

Lack of interest: Memory is a very tricky topic. We remember what is important to us. We lose memory of things that are not important or are so painful as to need to be forgotten. Injury or accident can cause loss of memory. Drug use, brain infections, head trauma, all can cause memory loss. Age causes difficulty with memory. ...Read more

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What is Temporary loss of memory , or amensia ??

What is Temporary loss of memory , or amensia ??

Amnesia : Amnesia is loss of memory. It may be transient, temporary or permanent. Usually is due to brain injury, trauma, or brain disorders. It could be anterograde or retrograde, if the events which are forgotten are after the trauma or before the trauma. It is different than dementia, which is of gradual onset, and delirium, which is changing with time. Please see an specialist. ...Read more

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What do you recommend for loss of memory?

What do you recommend for loss of memory?

Forgetfulness: Being exposed to new intellectual challenges ( things that we do not do rutinilly) help the brain to make new connections. In terms of medicines our current meds for alzheimer's may be tried even if there is doubt or certainty about the diagnosis. No natural product has been found to be useful in serious studies. Some of them are based on phosphorus, glutamic acid, caffeine, vasodilators etc. ...Read more

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Does watching television contribute to loss of memory?

Does watching television contribute to loss of memory?

Indirectly: Time spent watching tv is time away from memory-enhancing activities such as reading, doing crosswords/sudoku/word finders, free smartphone memory apps, playing words with friends, etc... Watching tv is a passive activity; the brain needs to be exercised as much if not more than other body parts. If you don't use it, you lose it! thus watching less tv and doing more active mental exercise is best! ...Read more

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What causes loss of memory in extreme anxiety?

If it's anxiety...: If you know the problem is solely anxiety (see a physician), then memory loss is probably due to difficulty with concentration and attention. If one can't attend or focus very well, then one will certainly not remember as much as before the anxiety difficulty... ...Read more

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What are the common causes dizziness and loss of memory?

What are the common causes dizziness and loss of memory?

Dizziness & memory: Dizziness and memory loss occurring together should prompt a visit to your primary doctor or neurologist. Conditions like stroke or other neurologic disorders need to be ruled out. ...Read more

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Do a lot of people get loss of memory?

Do a lot of people get loss of memory?

Yes: Millions of people develop each year memory problems, they tend to avoid the healthcare provider. ...Read more

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Is there some type or types of hereditary disorders associated with loss of memory disorder?

Is there some type or types of hereditary disorders associated with loss of memory disorder?

Good question: Entire textbooks have been devoted to this question. There are many neuro-degenerative disorders and neuro-metabolic disorders and neuro-genetic disorders that have been described. Many present with memory loss. Leucodystrophies and storage diseases are well known. Some have defined genetic markers, but many have no defined marker but definite genetic tendency. ...Read more

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My brother says I should get treated because once in a while I get loss of memory? Is he right?

My brother says I should get treated because once in a while I get loss of memory? Is he right?

Needs to be checked: Some memory loss can be corrected or reversible. Others may not. He may be depressed or stressed out. The neuropsychologist is the best bet for the evaluation of early memory loss after all the lab workup and imaging studies of head are negative for any pathologic changes of memory loss.The treatment of the memory loss is based on the outcome of the neuropsychological evaluation. ...Read more

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Sir, I am 54 I am facing a problem of loss of memory . Other wise my health is very fine . What could be the problem. Please help me. Thank u?

It depends: If you have several relatives who developed azlheimer's disease at and early age, you might be developing it. Otherwise, it could be other cousese, e.g., vitamin B12 deficiency, thyroid problem, that should be investigated by a physician. ...Read more

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Does alcohol cause loss of memory?

Does alcohol cause loss of memory?

Yes: Acute intoxication clouds ability to form memories when intoxicated. Alcohol is a toxin to the brain, and chronic alcohol abuse can damage memory areas of the brain permanently. ...Read more

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What causes mental fog, loss of memory & forgetfulness?

Nonspecific symptoms: A very large number of general medical conditions, as well as many neurological and psychiatric illnesses, may cause impairment of attention and concentration with memory problems. The best place to start would be a general checkup on your body's systems by a primary care provider, who could send you to other specialists if needed based on the initial work up. ...Read more

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I am experiencing all of the symptoms of encephalitis : seizures, migraines, ora, numbness, I have Ora’s that effect my face and ears, loss of memory ?

I am experiencing all of the symptoms of encephalitis : seizures, migraines, ora, numbness, I have Ora’s that effect my face and ears, loss of memory ?

Doubt encephalitis: Since you apparently are sufficiently alert and healthy enough to be accessing the internet and asking questions like this, it is extremely unlikely you have encephalitis. Almost certainly something else explains these symptoms. See your doctor and take it from there. ...Read more

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Could eating junk food cause you to have loss of memory and a hard time comprehending things ?

Could eating junk food cause you to have loss of memory and a hard time comprehending things ?

Although eating : junk food is not good for your health, I have not seen any studies that report a decline in memory or comprehension. Meet with a psychologist &/or neurologist to assess why you are noticing these changes. ...Read more

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What type of conditions can cause loss of memory while actively participating in a conversation?

What type of conditions can cause loss of memory while actively participating in a conversation?

Talking & Memory: It is normal to lose o es train of thought in conversation. However, factors that make this more common are: age, health, mental health, environment, and level of interest and motivation. ...Read more

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Do doctors see a lot of patients with loss of memory?

Yes: Primary care physician and neurologist are at the forefront of the battle against memory loss. Millions of people develop dementia each year. This gets only worse over time with the aging of the population. ...Read more

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Is it true that diabetes result in confusion, loss of memory?

Is it true that diabetes result in confusion, loss of memory?

You are correct!: Uncontrolled diabetes may result in diabetic ketoacidosis/coma--excessive sugar is toxic to brain cells..Actually all cells. We know that diabetics suffer more strokes and at much higher risk of developing dementia. Risk of heart attacks, blindness, kidney failures, neuropathic pain, limb amputations are some of other concerning complications. So treat it well. Consult doc regularly. Good luck. ...Read more

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What would cause sudden slurring, loss of motor skills and loss of memory.?

What would cause sudden slurring, loss of motor skills and loss of memory.?

Stroke: First possibility is stroke. That is most likely and a medical emergency. Call 911. ...Read more

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What would cause sudden speech changes, loss of motor skills and loss of memory.?

What would cause sudden speech changes, loss of motor skills and loss of memory.?

Complex problem: Brain damage from stroke, hemorrhage, trauma, drugs all can present like this including brain or associated structure infection. ...Read more

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Has biotech produced any medicine for age-related loss of memory and cognitive decline?

Has biotech produced any medicine for age-related loss of memory and cognitive decline?

Yes: There are several drugs on the market which show measurable effects on the slowing of cognitive decline with alzheimer's. These are the cholinesterase inhibitors (aricept, exelon, (rivastigmine) razadyne) and they are used in combination with namenda. They are not fda approved for age-related cognitive impairment, but help increase the activity of acetylcholine, which may be deficient in some patients with arci. ...Read more

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What kind of head injury would cause loss of memory?

Head injury loss mem: Impaired memory is one of the universal problem of people with head injury.There is loss of short term memory.Loss of retrograde amnesia, severe cases of brain injury anteririor grade amnesia.Head injury deped on severity can have different variations of memory loss. ...Read more

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Which type of head injury would cause total loss of memory?

Which type of head injury would cause total loss of memory?

Severe tbi: In a patient that has recovered and is awake and interactive and conversant, it is unusual for head injury to have caused total loss of memory (both short term and long term). However, the more severe the tbi, the more likely there will be diffuse enough damage to affect both hippocampi of the brain. These are structures deep within the brain that are vital to memory function. ...Read more

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What can I do for my loss of memory without going to a doctor?

Exercise, supplement: Both physical and mental activities probably help with early memory loss. The latter include puzzles, word games, and keeping up with the daily news. Some supplements might help too, like ginko biloba. It's always good to consider seeing a doctor, though to see if something serious might be causing memory loss (strokes, etc). ...Read more

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How could a stroke/seizure cause some loss of memory?

How could a stroke/seizure cause some loss of memory?

Interrupts nerve fun: Seizures are caused by elctrical discharges through pat or all of the central nervous system. These discharges interrupt normal transmission through the brain and interfere with normal brain function; i.e. Thninking, cocentrating, remembering, as well as motor, speech and other brain activities. ...Read more

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Hot burn and pain in upper neck and head leading to loss of memory?

Hot burn and pain in upper neck and head leading to loss of memory?

More details: It isn't clear any historical details with respect to your described symptoms. If this is new, please be seen promptly by your healthcare provider to be assessed. ...Read more

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Could gilberts syndrome and seizures...absense and generalized with loss of memory be related?

Probably not, but-: I cannot think of a relationship of Gilbert's syndrome and seizures, but that is an interesting question.

On the other hand, diabetes and electrolytes are often related to seizures. ...Read more

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Father, 72 yrs talks vague and not concentrating. He has a mild loss of memory?

Father, 72 yrs talks vague and not concentrating. He has a mild loss of memory?

Doctor's appointment: It might be a good idea for him to speak to his doctor about this. The doctor would be able to evaluate these symptoms and make a referral to a specialist if necessary. Many cognitive problems are temporary and reversible. Some get progressively worse. It would be good to understand what's going on to ensure the highest functioning for the longest period of time. ...Read more

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Amnesia (Definition)

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Memory (Definition)

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