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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 you do for short term memory loss?

Keep occupied: There is some evidence to show that having an active life, different interests having a higher level of brain activity may delay the onset or progression of dementia. ...Read more

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What supplements can I take for short term memory lost?

What supplements can I take for short term memory lost?

Cognitex: Order at www.Lef.Org (life exension foundation) get etsted though for why you are having memory loss. Depression, burnout, anxiety. Thyroid problems can all cause this, as well as vitamin deficiences of b12, folate, (folic acid) vit d, thiamine, lyme's disease, ms, lupus, sjoegen's, and ahost of other conditions. Please dicuss this with your family doctor and get a neuro consult and neuropsych testing done. ...Read more

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Short term benzo use but having long term withdrawal. What can I do?

See doctor: There is a way to slowly withdraw from these drugs with minimal side effects. You need to review this with the prescribing doctor. ...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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Is masturbating everyday bad for health? Hi, will it have any long term bad effects? Thanks

Is masturbating everyday bad for health? Hi, will it have any long term bad effects? 

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Hello. : Hello. No. It isn't bad for your health. However you want to avoid masturbating to the point that your genital skin becomes red or raw. ...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 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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What are long term effects cutting can have?

What are long term effects cutting can have?

It can negatively: Impact self- esteem and leave you with many scars that you feel the need to hide. The scars become one of your "secrets". ...Read more

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Why do old people lose short term memory but remember things from long ago?

Can't make memory: The parts of the brain involved with making new memories (hippocampus and its connections) function less well with age and with disorders such as alzheimer's. Once a memory has become set in the brain (consolidated) the memory areas are not needed to access the information. Thus memory loss usually affects newer more than older memories. ...Read more

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For how long does it mean short term memory ?

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Several minutes: It is a part of mental status during the neurologic exam. The test is very simple: ask patient to recall 3 objects (apple, pencil, door) several minutes after the examiner mention them. ...Read more

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What effects can long term omeorazole use have?

What effects can long term omeorazole use have?

Reduced acid: Usually long term use is not a problem- although suppressing acid for too long may lead to lack of complete digestion is some circumstances. Duodenal ulcers can be healed in 6-8 weeks of Omeprazole (or any other proton pump inhibitor or an h2 blocker). So unless there is chronic reflux, stopping therapy may be a good idea periodically. ...Read more

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What long term effects does a stroke have?

What long term effects does a stroke have?

It depends: Your question can not be answered without knowing what your neurological examination is now and what t was when you had the stroke. It is also essential to know what your studies (mri, ct, eeg) showed. The best person to answer this question is your neurologist. Don't hesitate to discuss your concerns with the specialist or your primary physician.. ...Read more

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Can you take prednisone long term for bad knees?

Can you take prednisone long term for bad knees?

Not ideal: But the circumstances will dictate the answer. Long term side effects are the limiting factors and are serious. Usually needed for connective tissue/rheumatologic disorders. Many other options are out there & should be tried. May be able to try a few joint steroid injection yearly to minimize systemic side effects seen much more frequently from oral formulations. ...Read more

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Good long term memory but a very bad short term memory. What can this be a sign of?

Good long term memory but a very bad short term memory. What can this be a sign of?

Many possibilities: My first thought is to wonder about your stress level. If you are distracted, worried, or even just adjusting to a life change your short term memory can be affected. Depression can also muck up your memory. Medications, high blood pressure, high blood sugar, thyroid disease are also on the list. See your doctor, be open to possible causes and follow through on the work up. ...Read more

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Does clonzazepam cause short term memory loss even if you just take it as needed?

Does clonzazepam cause short term memory loss even if you just take it as needed?

Yes it can.: It can depend on what you mean by "as needed." Clonazepam can cause sedation and it is not unusual for someone taking it to not be as alert, and for their brain to not process what's going on around them in exactly the same way, thus making it difficult to retrieve memories when called upon. ...Read more

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Can you really start hallucinating after long term marijauna use?

Can you really start hallucinating after long term marijauna use?

Yes, you can.: Possible effects of marijuana: anxiety, depression, fear, panic , delusions, hallucinations, losing touch with reality, inattentiveness, short-term memory problems, disturbances of thought processes. Fatigue, poor concentration, slowed reaction times & slowed problem solving. ...Read more

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Amnesia (Definition)

Amnesia is forgetfulness, which can be ...Read more


Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Memory (Definition)

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