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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

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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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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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May Accutane cause temporarily memory loss while the treatment?

May Accutane cause temporarily memory loss while the treatment?

Not known effect: That said, just because it isn't, I never discount a person's experience - you could be the first. But no, that's not a commonly known neurological affect associated with Accutane (isotretinoin). ...Read more

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Thoughts? Could really bad headaches cause temporary memory loss?

Thoughts? Could really bad headaches cause temporary memory loss?

Underlying condition: There is probably no causal relationship but it is important to ensure that they are not both part of the same underlying condition. For example migraines can - if affecting certain intracranial vessels - cause memory loss along with the headaches. There are some other less likely conditions e.g. A tumor that could explain this but a more detailed examination by your doctor will clear things up. ...Read more

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Chronic headaches/migraines, random shooting pains in random places that fade in mins, temporary short term memory loss. Best possible diagnosis?

Chronic headaches/migraines, random shooting pains in random places that fade in mins, temporary short term memory loss. Best possible diagnosis?

See HA specialist: Once a diagnosis of chronic migraine has been made, effective management of migraine involves three specific strategies: 1) patient education, 2) nonpharmacological management, and 3) pharmacological (medical) management. See an orofacial pain or headache specialist for evaluation and professional management. ...Read more

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What happens if a brain shunt shifts after surgery, is the memory loss permanent or temporary once the shunt is corrected?

What happens if a brain shunt shifts after surgery, is the memory loss permanent or temporary once the shunt is corrected?

The brain can heal: There is hope of regaining your memory.,even if there is memory loss. Tthis because the brain can be repaired, due to Neuroplasticity. The brain can repair or make new neural connections through the mean of cognitive therapy by a Speech and Language Pathologist or through Neurofeedback and eating an anti-inflammatory diet. ...Read more

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What causes temporary episodes cognitive dysfunction -confusion, mental fog, memory loss in lupus? When i'm flaring, i cannot think straight!

What causes temporary episodes cognitive dysfunction -confusion, mental fog, memory loss  in lupus? When i'm flaring, i cannot think straight!

More common: Neurocognitive problems are more common than previous thought in lupus patients. Discuss with your rheumatologist to have neurocognitive testing to better define the problem. ...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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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. Bennett Machanic
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Memory (Definition)

Memory is the ability to recall information ...Read more