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Possible reasons I have short term memory loss, confusion, mild headaches, and some trouble reading(not vision)? Vit Deficiency? Brain Tumor? MS?

Possible reasons I have short term memory loss, confusion, mild headaches, and some trouble reading(not vision)? Vit Deficiency? Brain Tumor? MS?

Needs Evaluation!: There are many causes for your symptoms. This needs a comprehensive evaluation. HealthTap Consult or your own Physician may well assist you. Wish you well! ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Memory Loss (Definition)

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 ...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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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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Overpast couple of months I have been having some short term memory loss I thought it was because of my meds but off of them I still have it why?

Overpast couple of months I have been having some short term memory loss I thought it was because of my meds  but off of them I still have it why?

Memory loss: Many factors can cause memory loss at age 24: stress, anxiety, head injury, sleep deprivation, blocking painful memories, recreational drugs, alcohol abuse, seizure activity, thyroid disorder etc. See your pcp for an evaluation to rule out medical factors causing memory loss. If all points to psychological cause, ask for referral to a mental health professional for guidance. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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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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What would cause my short term memory loss at age 50?

Many things: It could be depression. But really, you should see a family doctor as a first step to get a full evaluation and proper referral. ...Read more

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I seem to ve a short term memory loss, and doubt if i did something few second ago or not, ....Anycauses and medicine available? All my tests are ok

Anxiety?: This might be anxiety or the overwhelming amount of information adults in our society are expected to remember/catalog and track. This is becoming more common and people use lists, planners, to keep it all straight. Ask yourself if this is like everyone else or if yours is significantly more of an issue, if it is go seek help to determine if this is a problem. ...Read more

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What causes short term memory loss?

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

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

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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Dr. Paul Gilson
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Amnesia (Definition)

Amnesia is a condition where you are unable to remember new events (anterograde amnesia) and/or you ...Read more


Dr. Carlos Satulovsky
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Confusion (Definition)

The state of unclear thinking. May be accompanied by ...Read more