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What can cause dizziness, memory loss, and trembling?

What can cause dizziness, memory loss, and trembling?

Get evaluated: Discuss your symptoms with the primary care doctor to do a complete work up and take things from there. Good luck! ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Machanic
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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 ...Read more


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What can cause confusion and aphagia?

What can cause confusion and aphagia?

Stroke: Perhaps you mean "aphasia", an impairment of language ability? Someone who's had a stroke, who has a brain tumor, or even CNS infection may show confusion and aphasia. There are several types of aphasia -- such as expressive, where the person understands what's said but cannot articulate; and receptive, where nothing is understood. Selective impairments of reading or writing can happen too. ...Read more

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Can metformin cause brain fog and loss of concentration?

Can metformin cause brain fog and loss of concentration?

Not likely: Metformin does not usually cause low blood sugar, only when used with other anti-diabetic medications. Rec.: talk with your doctor about whether the dose of your other diabetic medication(s) needs to be lowered. Take care. ...Read more

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What can cause depression and loss of interest?

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What can cause depression and loss of interest?

Depression: Causes can be grouped into; biological, such as genetics or medication-induced or substance abuse or medical illnesses. Psychological, such as stress intolerance or self-esteem/self-image issues or mental illness. Social, such as loss or grief. ...Read more

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What could cause migraines and loss of speech?

What could cause migraines and loss of speech?

Migraines/stroke/TIA: Migraines are generally considered due to blood vessel constriction in the brain followed by blood vessel dilation.There is also an electrochemical component in the brain.As a result, some migraines can-with or without pain-cause temporary loss of higher brain functions such as speech.Tia's are similar, causing temporary loss, but strokes can cause permanent loss - all with or w/out headaches. ...Read more

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How do symptoms of memory loss happen, speciffically memory loss headaches and slurred speach?

How do symptoms of memory loss happen, speciffically memory loss headaches and slurred speach?

Many possibilities: No way to answer this on healthtap, you need to see your primary care doctor or a neurologist. ...Read more

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What can cause sudden onset of short and long term memory loss and confusion in the elderly?

What can cause sudden onset of short and long term memory loss and confusion in the elderly?

Small blood clots : As we get older we notice that we tend to forget things and it gets more difficult to do some of the things that we used to do. Much of this is a natural aging process but is caused by the lack of blood and oxygen to various parts of the brain. Very small blood clots and pieces of cholesterol plaques make their way to the brain and cut off the blood supply in very small vessels. More.... ...Read more

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Can remeron (mirtazapine) cause memory loss and confusion in the elderly?

Can remeron (mirtazapine) cause memory loss and confusion in the elderly?

No: Remeron (mirtazapine) actually calms down the anxiety that usually is associated with dementia (memory loss) and increases the appetite. Usually we have to tell the elderly to eat more protein and this medication usually make people get the munchies. ...Read more

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What would cause sudden slurring, loss of motor skills and loss of memory.?

What would cause sudden slurring, loss of motor skills and loss of memory.?

Stroke: First possibility is stroke. That is most likely and a medical emergency. Call 911. ...Read more

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Can anxiety be the cause of mental confusion and memory problems.?

Can anxiety be the cause of mental confusion and memory problems.?

See Below: It might, but it also might be that memory problems and mental confusion are causing anxiety. First of all, get evaluated by your primary care doctor to see if there's nothing physical going on. Find a psychologist to help you cope with your sx and learn techniques to deal with them. Practice relaxation, self-care for your anxiety sx. Good luck! ...Read more

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What can cause tachycardia, loss of energy, and dizziness?

What can cause tachycardia, loss of energy, and dizziness?

Multiple causes: Tachycardia can cause the other symptoms and could be due to an abnormality of the heart's electrical system. Or, anemia, blood loss, hormonal abnormalites, herbal or otc or prescription medications could be the cause. The evaluation begins with a full history and physical examination, followed by targeted tests probably starting with an ekg. ...Read more

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Can depression cause memory loss and lack of concentration?

Can depression cause memory loss and lack of concentration?

It can: Yes, these can both be symptoms of depression. If you are not getting professional mental health care- please consider this beneficial option. ...Read more

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What can cause a loss of moblity, memory and consentration loss as well?

What can cause a loss of moblity, memory and consentration loss as well?

Need evaluation: Have you talked to your primary care doctor? You need to be evaluated why these symptoms are present as they can be signs of quite a few things. Don't delay! good luck! ...Read more

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How could a stroke/seizure cause some loss of memory?

How could a stroke/seizure cause some loss of memory?

Interrupts nerve fun: Seizures are caused by elctrical discharges through pat or all of the central nervous system. These discharges interrupt normal transmission through the brain and interfere with normal brain function; i.e. Thninking, cocentrating, remembering, as well as motor, speech and other brain activities. ...Read more

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What can cause dizziness and vision blackout?

What can cause dizziness and vision blackout?

Poor circulation: Even though dizziness is a no-descrpt, non-medical term, no matter what your personal definition is, the combination of "dizziness" & visual blackout indicates inadequate blood flow to the occipital cortex in the back of the brain. Many causes for this exist, most common of which are cardiac problems, low blood pressure, and migraine. ...Read more

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What can cause dizziness, memory loss, issues with talking, and muscle spasms?

Panic attacks: Ruling out any physiological problems, these symptoms could be an indication of debilitating anxiety or panic. Get a full workup from your GP, and if physical causes are ruled out, ask for a referral to a reputable psychotherapist who specializes in panic disorders. ...Read more

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What can cause loss of appetite from anxiety?

What can cause loss of appetite from anxiety?

Many variables: Some people who are experiencing anxiety, are also feeling sad, depressed, which could lead to loss of appetite. When person is anxious it may cause the certain neurochemical and psychological changes in your brain&mind which will decrease your appetite. That's why the consultation with psychiatrist is an important step which will help you to explore the causes of appetite loss for you personally. ...Read more

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Does chemical imbalance cause memory loss and nightmares?

Does chemical imbalance cause memory loss and nightmares?

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

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Can pregnancy cause blurred vision memory loss and headaches?

Can pregnancy cause blurred vision memory loss and headaches?

Signs of trouble: Blurred vision, headaches & memory loss are worrisome in pregnancy. They are seen in pregnancy induced high blood pressure.You should call your ob's answering service noe and seek advice directly. ...Read more

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