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What could cause memory loss?

What could cause memory loss?

Memory loss: Memory loss is caused by many factors such as age, health, mental health, medication use, history of head injury, metabolic and environmental factors. Immediate recall is the most susceptible followed by short term memory followed by long term memory. ...Read more

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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 could cause extreme memory loss?

What could cause extreme memory loss?

Many causes: There are far to many causes to list. If you are elderly a stroke or alzheimer's may at the top of the lust. ...Read more

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What could cause a loss of memory?

What could cause a loss of memory?

Lack of interest: Memory is a very tricky topic. We remember what is important to us. We lose memory of things that are not important or are so painful as to need to be forgotten. Injury or accident can cause loss of memory. Drug use, brain infections, head trauma, all can cause memory loss. Age causes difficulty with memory. ...Read more

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What could cause loss of appetite?

What could cause loss of appetite?

Million things : Stress serotonin which is your happy juice regulate your sleep and wt and appetite too depression is the common and anxiety are the common after all the medical work up is clear go to your doctor to have medical clearance first. ...Read more

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What could cause sudden onset memory loss?

What could cause sudden onset memory loss?

Several causes: Sudden memory loss can be caused by strokes, seizures, certain medications, psychiatric conditions and rarely complex migraine. Another cause is transient global amnesia a condition in which patients suddenly can't form new memories. It usually recovers within 24 hrs. The cause is not known but it may be a complex vascular phenomenon. ...Read more

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What can cause vision loss?

What can cause vision loss?

Huge list: Vision can diminish by changes in eyeglass power, vascular disorders, tumors, diseases such as diabetes, genetic disorders, changes of the cornea and infectious disease. If you vision is diminishing, especially if accompanied by pain, you should see your ophthalmologist right away. ...Read more

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What else could cause memory loss besides alzheimer's disease?

Many potential cause: There are many potential causes of memory loss in addition to alzheimer's disease. This includes excessive alcohol use, stroke, traumatic brain injury, normal pressure hydrocephalus, and parkinson's disease. It is important to have a thorough evaluation by a physician such as a neurologist to try to figure out the cause. Some may be treated or attenuated with medications or even surgery. ...Read more

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What causes Memory loss?

What causes Memory loss?

Memory loss: Can be caused by numerous events including strokes/trauma, medications or drugs, and illnesses such as Alzheimer’s dementia/other diseases. The complaint of memory impairment requires a careful evaluation and workup to rule out organic causes due to the multitude of possible causes. If it occurred suddenly this directs the M.D. to investigate accordingly, for example. ...Read more

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What could cause forgetfulness?

What could cause forgetfulness?

So many things: Forgetfulness could result from a lot of things. Our emotions, sadness/depression, anxiety, neurological problems, attention problems, stress from any source, certain medications, illnesses, dementia and others can all contribute to forgetfulness.If this is a new problem for you and you have no underlying medical problem to account for it, see your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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What could cause loss of hair?

What could cause loss of hair?

Hair Loss: Causes of hair loss include: hormonal factors, medical conditions-thyroid problems, autoimmune diseases, scalp infections, lupus, lichen planus, hair styles, anemia, stress, a physical or emotional shock. ...Read more

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Could seizures cause memory loss?

Could seizures cause memory loss?

Potentially yes: If poor seizure control, this can impair brain function, but do not negate effect of medications, especially drug for epilepsy, especially topirimate. ...Read more

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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

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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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What things could cause a permanent loss of voice?

What things could cause a permanent loss of voice?

See below: Trouble speaking most frequently would be vocal chord related damage or injury or polyp also intubation related injury to vocal chord see ENT doc for eval. ...Read more

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What could cause temporary vision impairment?

What could cause temporary vision impairment?

Many things: I am guessing that there was a drop in the vision for a short period of time, less than several hours and then restoration to normal. This is age and health dependent but could include vascular insults, embolic events, optic nerve dysfunction, hypotension and a variety of other things. If this has happened only once, you can wait it out but if it happens repeatedly, then see your ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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What could cause loss of appetite with depression?

What could cause loss of appetite with depression?

Depression: The illness of depression includes physical symptoms such as change in energy, sleep, and appetite. Some people have loss of appetite with weight loss; others eat more and gain weight. Appetite changes are part of depression, not separate from it. This generally improves with treatment for depression. ...Read more

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What could cause a decreased appetite?

What could cause a decreased appetite?

Decreased appetite: The list of possibilities is far too long to list here. Try this link. http://www.medicinenet.com/loss_of_appetite/symptoms.html. ...Read more

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What could cause memory loss?

Memory loss: Memory loss is caused by many factors such as age, health, mental health, medication use, history of head injury, metabolic and environmental factors. Immediate recall is the most susceptible followed by short term memory followed by long term memory. ...Read more

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What could cause memory loss for someone in their fifties?

Memory loss in 50s: Memory loss in midlife can have a number of potential causes. Some of those causes are easily treatable such as vitamin b deficiency. Although it is very uncommon, alzheimer disease also may affect people in midlife. If you are having memory problems at a young age, i recommend talking to your doctor. ...Read more

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What could cause memory loss and numbness at the same time?

What could cause memory loss and numbness at the same time?

See below: Could be a sign of more than one thing. Please contact your primary care doctor for a full workup and take things from there. Good luck! ...Read more

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What else could cause memory loss besides alzheimer's disease?

Many potential cause: There are many potential causes of memory loss in addition to alzheimer's disease. This includes excessive alcohol use, stroke, traumatic brain injury, normal pressure hydrocephalus, and parkinson's disease. It is important to have a thorough evaluation by a physician such as a neurologist to try to figure out the cause. Some may be treated or attenuated with medications or even surgery. ...Read more

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What could cause extreme memory loss?

Many causes: There are far to many causes to list. If you are elderly a stroke or alzheimer's may at the top of the lust. ...Read more

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What could cause sudden onset memory loss?

Several causes: Sudden memory loss can be caused by strokes, seizures, certain medications, psychiatric conditions and rarely complex migraine. Another cause is transient global amnesia a condition in which patients suddenly can't form new memories. It usually recovers within 24 hrs. The cause is not known but it may be a complex vascular phenomenon. ...Read more

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At a young age of 22 years old, what could be the cause for memory loss and decreased cognitive functioning?

Several things: Drugs or alcohol abuse, depression, sleep disorder would be most common at age 22. There could also be an organic brain problem but that is less common. See your doctor for testing and diagnosis. ...Read more

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What could be causing my sudden memory loss out of nowhere?

What could be causing my sudden memory loss out of nowhere?

See a doctor: You will need to see a doctor. This is a complicated issue and best is to seek help right from the get go. Start with your primary care physician. ...Read more

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What could cause a loss of memory?

Lack of interest: Memory is a very tricky topic. We remember what is important to us. We lose memory of things that are not important or are so painful as to need to be forgotten. Injury or accident can cause loss of memory. Drug use, brain infections, head trauma, all can cause memory loss. Age causes difficulty with memory. ...Read more

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What could cause a 67 y.O. To suffer from from profound memory loss and confusion?

What could cause a 67 y.O. To suffer from from profound memory loss and confusion?

Memory loss: In a 67 year old person, the most common cause of memory loss would be alzheimer's dementia -- but there are other possibilities as well. If the memory loss and confusion appeared after a stroke, the problem could be vascular dementia. Alzheimer's has a more gradual course than vascular. With confusion, one would need to look especially at any medications being given -- many can worsen things. ...Read more

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I could remember every detail when I was a kid. Is this overstorage possible cause for memory loss?

Memory can't fill up: Memory does not fill up. Forgetting as one gets older is unfortunately because the memory system works less efficiently as we age. ...Read more

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What causes sudden memory loss and confussion. I woke this a.M and could not remember my planned trip. I am 60 . In the pm it repeated itself suddenly?

What causes sudden memory loss and confussion. I woke this a.M and could not remember my planned trip. I am 60 . In the pm it repeated itself suddenly?

Get Evaluated ASAP: The key word is "sudden". Sudden onset might be a sign of many things. I would recommend calling your primary care physician and discuss these symptoms with him/her to rule out any physical causes and take things from there. . Good luck! ...Read more

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Could seizures cause memory loss?

Potentially yes: If poor seizure control, this can impair brain function, but do not negate effect of medications, especially drug for epilepsy, especially topirimate. ...Read more

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Could anxiety and memory loss be caused by hashimoto' s thyrodism?

Hypothyroid: Low thyroid function can cause both emotional and cognitive issues, and indeed, doctors often consider low thyroid function in explaining memory loss in a new patient. The situation should stabilize once you have thyroid functions under control. ...Read more

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What causes Memory loss?

Memory loss: Can be caused by numerous events including strokes/trauma, medications or drugs, and illnesses such as Alzheimer’s dementia/other diseases. The complaint of memory impairment requires a careful evaluation and workup to rule out organic causes due to the multitude of possible causes. If it occurred suddenly this directs the M.D. to investigate accordingly, for example. ...Read more

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Severe memory loss? Causes?

Many causes: The common causes of memory loss are usually metabolic developments found in older peoples' brains. When a young man suffers marked memory loss, head trauma, drugs abuse and induced severe hypoglycemia, must be at the top of your list. Remember those cases of amnesia reported that happen, because of intent to treat to cause amnesia. ...Read more

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Memory loss & causes thereof.?

Memory loss & causes thereof.?

Many situations: Sleep deprivation, medical side effects, alcohol and drug abuse, hypothyroidism, syphilis and HIV, vitamin deficiency especially B-12, stress and depression. Also Alzheimers, multiple strokes, Parkinson's. ...Read more

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Which drugs are known to cause memory loss?

Which drugs are known to cause memory loss?

Many: Anti- anxiety medications like benzodiazepines (xanax). Several medications are problems for elderly, antihistamines, medications for overactive bladder. "statins" for cholesterol have caused reversible memory loss so severe, doctors thought it was alzheimer's. Ask your doctor before stopping medications, esp. The cholesterol and anxiety medications. The memory loss is reversible. ...Read more

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Dr. Paul Gilson
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