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Short Term Memory Loss After Cardiac Arrest
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
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
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
Xanax (alprazolam): Possible, if high dose & used regularly for a while in susceptible individuals. ...Read more
Is long term and short term memory loss and difficulty concentrating common after acute liver failure? What 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
I've been experiencing severe short term memory loss for the last year and a half. I'm only 43. Been on Zoloft (sertraline) for 16y. On crestor for about 7y.
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?
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
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
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
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
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
Yes: Overstimulation of any kind including the internet could cause you to forget recent memories. ...Read more
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
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
Celexa (citalopram): Possible, can occur at higher dose, usually above 40mg. Per day. ...Read more
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