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Diagnosed short term memory loss after stroke caused by stress and anxiety. How long will I need to get help with this and what kind of rehab.

Diagnosed short term memory loss after stroke caused by stress and anxiety. How long will I need to get help with this and what kind of rehab.

Neurologist needed: Memory loss secondary to a stroke would seem common. Strokes are really a lack of oxygen to areas of the brain; the severity and location of which are the main indicators of the symptoms and signs one would have. A full neurology work-up to diagnose the extent and origin of the stroke is needed and a plan of rehabilitation is needed to bring back as much function as possible. Good luck! ...Read more

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How do you know when your suffering from short term memory loss?

How do you know when your suffering from short term memory loss?

What is STM?: Short-term memory (stm) refers to the ability to remember info for about a minute. For example, if given a list of ten random digits to recall, you should be able to recall immediately about 7 digits (+/- 2). Stm is not a unified process. It is made up of attention, storage, search, and recall. If you are not paying attention to begin with, stm will be poor. Anxiety can also reduce stm. ...Read more

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How fast can a person regain their memory after having short term memory loss?

How fast can a person regain their memory after having short term memory loss?

Memory loss: That depends on what caused the memory loss. Consult a neurologist & your pcp for workup. ...Read more

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At age 30, is it normal to have bad short term memory loss? What could this mean?

At age 30, is it normal to have bad short term memory loss? What could this mean?

Not normal: You should see your pcp about this complaint. There are many causes of short term memory problems in young patients. The most common is depression, anxiety disorder, or substance abuse but there are many other (organic) causes also, including vision change, sleep apnea, high blood pressure, etc. As you can see, this is a very broad topic and needs full discuss with a md. ...Read more

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Can somebody please explain the dangers of living with someone with short-term memory loss?

Can somebody please explain the dangers of living with someone with short-term memory loss?

Risk factors: The afflicted person can forget to turn off the stove or oven, and, if a smoker, could be careless with fire. Folks with dementia have burned down their houses. Driving becomes very dangerous. Important to be proactive, and look toward preventative approaches. ...Read more

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Is it normal to experience short term memory loss on xanax (alprazolam)?

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Is it normal to experience short term memory loss on xanax (alprazolam)?

Xanax (alprazolam): Possible, if high dose & used regularly for a while in susceptible individuals. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have short term memory loss if you're not getting enough sleep?

Is it normal to have short term memory loss if you're not getting enough sleep?

Yes: Sleep deprivation and/or poor sleep have very negative affects on the body. Being dehydrated and having a poor diet can also contribute. So yes your memory can definitely be affected by chronic sleep deprivation. ...Read more

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Could spinal stenosis cause short term memory loss?

Could spinal stenosis cause short term memory loss?

No: Memory loss may be indicative of a brain disorder. Spinal stenosis will not cause short term memory loss. ...Read more

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How long would short term memory loss lasts after brain surgery!?

How long would short term memory loss lasts after brain surgery!?

Depends on type: Post-op deficits, such as short-term memory problems, depend on the type of surgery, location, how much brain tissue was manipulated, length of surgery, etc. It can last a few weeks, to being permanent. I would ask your neurosurgeon those specific questions. ...Read more

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Can right or left sided heart failure cause short term memory loss?

Can right or left sided heart failure cause short term memory loss?

Yes: If you have heart failure it can cause blood flow problems to the brain. Blood carries nutrients to the cells in the brain that are involved in memory. ...Read more

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Is long or short term memory loss a sign of the onset of dementia or alzheimer?

Can be: Classically loss of memory for recent events is the early sign, however one has to be careful to exclude normal forgetfulness. In advance Alzheimer's all types of memory are lost! ...Read more

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Is long term and short term memory loss and difficulty concentrating common after acute liver failure? What should I do?

Is long term and short term memory loss and difficulty concentrating common after acute liver failure? What should I do?

LF cause above plus: Acute liver failure (alf) is a clinical syndrome characterized by the sudden onset of coagulopathy and encephalopathy. The outcome is unpredictable and is associated with high morbidity and mortality. ...Read more

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I suffer from short-term memory loss and I feel dizzy every night. It affects my studies sometimes and I drink coffee a lot. Qhat should I do?

I suffer from short-term memory loss and I feel dizzy every night. It affects my studies sometimes and I drink coffee a lot. Qhat should I do?

Not memory loss: You are too young to suffer memory loss. I would suggest getting an evaluation for Attention Deficit disorder. One of the signs of this condition is impaired concentration. Sometimes, impaired executive functions will affect your working memory, essential for learning and processing information. Ask your doctor for a referral. ...Read more

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I'm 44.Im on no meds other over-the-counter med for acid reflux. I hav no entergy, sleep a lot. And have ED problems. My apptite is slowley going away. And have long and short term memory loss, and depreson?

Male Menopause: This sounds like the metabolic syndrome: pre-diabetic, mildly overweight, lethargic, and most likely with low testosterone.
You do not have to live with this at your young age...Not any more.

A good men's health expert should be able to put all of this together and provide you with a comprehensive plan to get back to feeling normal. ...Read more

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After I had a general anesthetic, I have experienced short term memory loss and teeth pain. Why?

After I had a general anesthetic, I have experienced short term memory loss and teeth pain. Why?

Exam: Short term memory loss is not uncommon after general anesthesia. It should pass. In terms of tooth pain, you should see a dentist for a thorough exam. Sometimes, during intubation, teeth might be traumatized. ...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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Short-term memory loss a definite with ageing?

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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Any help and or advice for short term memory loss please? Thanks

Any help and or advice for short term memory loss please? Thanks

Sleep, Food, Practice: Short term memory is determined by many factors: genetic, internal and external environmental influences, and cognitive/behavioral factors. Genetic/inherent ability. Internal=inside body (sleep, nutrition, anxiety/relaxation/pain/health/illness), external=outside body (distractions, temperature, etc). Cog/behav (focus, visualization, linking new names/terms to something known/practice). ...Read more

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Does everyone experience/ have "short term memory loss" to some degree?

Yes: No one's memory is perfect. Psychologists distinguish (1) failing to remember details that weren't "recorded" in the first place, e.g., due to inattention or distraction, versus (2) inability to recall details that were consciously noted when they happened. True short-term memory loss is the 2nd of these. But everyone has both, at least occasionally. ...Read more

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Do people with short term memory loss know that they have short term memory loss?

Sometimes: Patients may have a sense that their memory isn't right but they usually underestimate the extent of their deficit. ...Read more

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Can alcohol cause short term memory loss?

Can alcohol cause short term memory loss?

Alcohol, Memory Loss: Acute alcohol intoxication may be accompanied by a blackout, which is loss of memory for some or all of the events that occurred while intoxicated. ...Read more

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Can gingko prevent short term memory loss?

Not sure: There is no definite evidence for this substance or a great number of similar claims, the latest one being coconut oil. ...Read more

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Can flashbacks precede short term memory loss?

Can flashbacks precede short term memory loss?

NO!: There is no relationship. Short term memory loss may be due to lack of concentration or stress unless it is persistent or progressive. ...Read more

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Can excessive internet use lead to short term memory loss?

Can excessive internet use lead to short term memory loss?

Yes: Overstimulation of any kind including the internet could cause you to forget recent memories. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have short term memory loss that recovers with estrogen?

Is it possible to have short term memory loss that recovers with estrogen?

YES: Menopause symptoms often include short term memory loss and many women report that memory improves with estrogen replacement. It is something to discuss in detail with your physician as hormone replacement has many negative side effects and for many it is better to not use hormone replacement therapy. ...Read more

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7 weeks ago I had a cestion and I almost didn't make it, I have short term memory loss and headaches on a daily baisis, what could it be?

7 weeks ago I had a cestion and I almost didn't make it, I have short term memory loss and headaches on a daily baisis, what could it be?

Seek Attention: I am sorry but answering a question like your's is well beyond the scope of what we provide here at healthtap. Our role is not to diagnose or to treat, but to educate. I would refer you immediately to your primary care physician or your ob. You need to share this information with someone who can examine you, perform any needed diagnostic tests, formulate a diagnosis, and treat you. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can taking citalopram cause short term memory loss?

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Can taking citalopram cause short term memory loss?

Celexa (citalopram): Possible, can occur at higher dose, usually above 40mg. Per day. ...Read more

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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 as ...Read more


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Cardiac (Definition)

Cardiac translates literally to "heart, " and any place the term is seen, such ...Read more