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Poisons That Cause Memory Loss
Many causes: 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. ...Read more
Memory loss in 50s: Memory loss in midlife can have a number of potential causes. Some of those causes are easily treatable such as vitamin b deficiency. Although it is very uncommon, Alzheimer's disease also may affect people in midlife. If you are having memory problems at a young age, I recommend talking to your doctor. ...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 more
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
No just temp amnesia: Depends on level of ptsd and if it was accompanied by tbi and if there is already a brain and psych condition or existing hard question to answer but can hypothesize that the ptsd can so severe that the person can stay preoccupied and consumed by it may also cause organic changes in hippocampus and amydgla and other area which are studied for CRF research for trauma join us for latest research. ...Read more
Effects of porn:
Not too my knowledge, but there are studies that frequent pornography use may lead to temporary impotence in young men.
Also, keep in mind that some porn is made through human trafficking and can contain underage subjects without it being obvious, which is illegal to possess.
Memory problems may more likely be a result of little sleep and substance use like alcohol and depression in young men. ...Read more
Many causes: In aging adults, some degree of short term memory loss is not unusual while long term memory is preserved. However, confusion is a more worrisome symptom. Often the cause can be a medication such as a sedative or sleeping pill. Low blood pressure can lead to confusion as well. If confusion persists, the family should see a doctor to see if the patient has alzheimer's disease. ...Read more
Relation to dementia: Actually, the nih studies suggested a memory risk when older women supplemented female hormones especially estrogens, and in addition, there may be both heart attack and stroke issues too. The johns hopkins work seemed to confirm this. However, all is not bleak, as there are many female hormones, especially estradiol, which may be important. Confer with your gynecologist. ...Read more
Melatonin: Melatonin is a natural hormone produced by the pineal gland, and involved in maintain circadian rhythm, and regularize sleep-wake cycles. It is very unusual to have memory loss from such product, but side effects are common in certain individuals. There will be interesting to know if you are susceptible to such adverse effect. ...Read more
Memory loss: Memory loss after coma can depend upon the reason for the coma. Some patients in a coma were placed in a medically -induced one while others may have had a disease state that caused the coma. Some patients may have sustained brain injury and the type a location of the injured brain can impact the amount of memory loss. ...Read more
Chemical imbalance?: Chemical imbalance is very generic word used for various reasons like depression anxiety or any other psychiatric disorder. In that sense, yes it can cause memory issues but not memory loss. Worsening depression and anxiety can cause decrease in concentration, confusion and easy distractibility and forgetfulness. Night mares are a common anxiety phenomenon. ...Read more
See below: Could be a sign of more than one thing. Please contact your primary care doctor for a full workup and take things from there. Good luck! ...Read more
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 begin your recovery by scheduling a thorough physical examination followed by a substance abuse assessment with a licensed mental health professional. ...Read more
Typically, yes: If you continue to benefit from the SSRI and are not having side effects, I would consider it safe to continue, even for 20 or 30 years. If you are starting to wonder whether it is still helping, however, I would encourage you to discuss that with your personal physician. In my experience, there is nothing to indicate that SSRI's play a role in memory loss. ...Read more
No: The only way that could happen would be with some sort of intoxication such as alcohol with a blackout or with the date rape drug. Otherwise, you would have to have ingested too much of an ambien- like drug, high dose lsd or pcp or have an underlying dissociative disorder. Please see a neurologist and a psychiatrist if the problem persists. It could also represent a bout of transient global amnesia or a fugue state. Best wishes to you and I hope that everything turns out well for you. ...Read more
Yes it can.: It can depend on what you mean by "as needed." Clonazepam can cause sedation and it is not unusual for someone taking it to not be as alert, and for their brain to not process what's going on around them in exactly the same way, thus making it difficult to retrieve memories when called upon. ...Read more
Memory loss: In a 67-year-old person, the most common cause of memory loss would be alzheimer's dementia -- but there are other possibilities as well. If the memory loss and confusion appeared after a stroke, the problem could be vascular dementia. Alzheimer's has a more gradual course than vascular. With confusion, one would need to look especially at any medications being given -- many can worsen things. ...Read more
Dissociation: At the age of 24 it is unlikely that you have dementia. This is usually caused by old age or head trauma. If these are not the cause it could be dissociation type of disorder. This used to be called multiple personality disorder. This is usually caused by involvement in severe sexual trauma or abuse. More would need to be known about your circumstances for a definitive diagnosis. ...Read more
I could remember every detail when I was a kid. Is this overstorage possible cause for memory loss?
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