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What is the best prevention for short-term memory loss?

What is the best prevention for short-term memory loss?

Use the brain: Good nutrition and using the brain. Evidence suggests that doing things you don't normally do help keep the brain active. .....Like a learn another language, play games, sudoku, crossword puzzles...Things that engage the brain to work. Nintendo ds has a couple brain games (brain age) that help keep things sharp. ...Read more

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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 is the cure for short-term memory loss?

What is the cure for short-term memory loss?

Memory exercises: Some beneficial treatments include playing video games, memory tests, cognitive therapy, and mental exercises like crossword puzzles, scrabble, words with friends, sudoku, and other exercises to increase your mental capacity. See your family md for more information. ...Read more

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Which is really the best medication/drug for long term cure of anxiety. ?

Which is really the best medication/drug for long term cure of anxiety. ?

Anxiety is best: treated with cognitive behavior therapy, clinical hypnosis, practice of the Relaxation Response (see book of the same name by Benson). Medication may play a role but don't rely on that alone. Behavioral techniques taught by a clinical psychologist are long-lasting and will help in other areas beyond the present-day stressors. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Is there any treatment for short term memory loss?

Is there any treatment for short term memory loss?

Writing things down: Make post -its and other reminders. Write down dates in a planner or calendar. Use a friend or loved one to help remind you. Consult your doctor for further evaluation and possible medication. Be sure to consider situational stressors as contributing elements. ...Read more

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What is the best long term solution for abmd in ones eyes?

What is the best long term solution for abmd in ones eyes?

Many treatments: Anterior basement membrane dystrophy, also called map-dot-fingerprint dystrophy, is a disorder of the front surface of the cornea of unknown cause. Symptoms can include recurrent corneal erosions, characterized by pain on awakening in the morning, or repeated corneal abrasions. Treatment can range from simple lubicating drops and ointments, to surface laser treatments, and needle stromal puncture. ...Read more

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What is the cause of short term memory loss?

What is the cause of short term memory loss?

Many causes: There are many causes of short term memory loss. In the younger patients ( < 50-60 years), the common causes include head injury, stroke, drug use, alcohol. In the elderly, the common causes include alzheimer's disease, stroke, parkinson's disease, and normal pressure hydrocephalus. ...Read more

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What is the best opiate for long term chronic pain treatment?

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What is the best opiate for long term chronic pain treatment?

Chronic pain: Chronic pain is best treated with a comprehensive treatment. It might include physical therapy, exercise, weight management, nutrition, medications like anti-inflammatory, anti-depressants, anti-convulsant ...., injections, psychotherapy. Opioid therapy alone is not the best option for chronic pain management. ...Read more

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What is the medical term for fat?

What is the medical term for fat?

Lipids: Lipids is the general term for fats in the body and cholesterol and triglycerides are both types of fats. ...Read more

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What is the best benzo to use long term for severe anxiety?

What is the best benzo to use long term for severe anxiety?

Benzo = Short-term: All antidepressants, but particularly the ssris may be better for long term use since the older anti-anxiety drugs (benzodiazepines, such as valium, Ativan and xanax (alprazolam) carry a risk of addiction or tolerance, thus not being as desirable. All have possible side effects, and i strongly recommend cbt therapy to learn skills to reduce or avoid drug tx. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for a progressive vision loss?

What is the best treatment for  a progressive vision loss?

Eye MD: The best thing you could do is to see an ophthalmologist to determine what is happening to your vision and what to do about it. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for loss of lordosis?

What is the treatment for loss of lordosis?

Lost lordosis: Presumably, you are speaking of the cervical or lumbar spine. Loss of lordosis often only is a temporary reflection of pain/spasms. If that is the case, as your spasms diminish, the normal contour will respond. Given the fact that spinal balance (the carrying of the head balanced over the center of the hips/pelvis) is more important than any single measurement, i suggest proper posture and core. ...Read more

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What is the term for hearing loss from age?

What is the term for hearing loss from age?

Presbycusis: Age-related hearing loss is called presbycusis. Most adults over 60 have some hearing loss. The severity and progression of hearing loss depends primarily on lifetime noise exposure and genetic traits. ...Read more

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What are the long term effects of lpr? Best treatment for a 20 year old?

What are the long term effects of lpr?  Best treatment for a 20 year old?

Complications: In children, we can see recurrent ear infections and build up of fluid in the middle ear as well as narrowing of the throat below the vocal chords. In adults, like you, lpr can cause scarring of the throat and voice box as well as increase chances for developing cancer in the throat later on and irritate preexisting asthma, bronchitis, or emphysema. ...Read more

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Is there any way to improve short term memory loss in the elderly?

Yes: There are a number of programs that can help improve memory and other mental functions in healthy older individuals. Just like muscles, you have to exercise the memory to keep it strong. An online reference is: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pmc/articles/pmc3430800/. ...Read more

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What is the medical term for night blindness?

What is the medical term for night blindness?

Nyctalopia: Or night blindness is a symptom of something else such as myopia or malnutrition it is treated based on the cause. It is the inability to see at night or in low light environment. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for short vagina?

What is the best treatment for short vagina?

Dilators: It depends whether the shortening is a result of vaginal surgery. Normal vaginal length is about 6 inches. Anything longer than that may be uncomfortable, but that doesn't mean your vagina is short. If you had surgery then vaginal dilators could be a very good option to help stretch the vagina. ...Read more

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You say suicide is long term solution for short term problems but what if the problem is lifelong?

You say suicide is long term solution for short term problems but what if the problem is lifelong?

Crisis point: One may have a lifelong problem causing suffering. There may also be aspects of life to enjoy. Suicidal thoughts may be present for long periods of time, but the decision to act on them usually comes as an intense crisis. With needed support, the crisis passes. Maybe some peace comes, or a chance to re-decide about living, relating, and contributing to others. No chance for that if you're dead. ...Read more

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What is the difference between long and short term recovery plans in chemical dependency treatment?

What is the difference between long and short term recovery plans in chemical dependency treatment?

30days vs 1 year: Over and over, clinical studies have proven the greater efficacy of long-term treatment for drug and alcohol dependency versus shorter-term (i.e. 30 day) treatment.  across the United States literally hundreds of treatment centers decorate the coastline, each offering a unique twist on a month's worth of holistic treatment for substance abuse. ...Read more

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Is there any treatment for short term memory loss?

Writing things down: Make post -its and other reminders. Write down dates in a planner or calendar. Use a friend or loved one to help remind you. Consult your doctor for further evaluation and possible medication. Be sure to consider situational stressors as contributing elements. ...Read more

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What is the best prevention for short-term memory loss?

Use the brain: Good nutrition and using the brain. Evidence suggests that doing things you don't normally do help keep the brain active. .....Like a learn another language, play games, sudoku, crossword puzzles...Things that engage the brain to work. Nintendo ds has a couple brain games (brain age) that help keep things sharp. ...Read more

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I am having short term memory problems after brain cancer treatments. Is there any way to improve my memory?

I am having short term memory problems after brain cancer treatments. Is there any way to improve my memory?

Many have catalogued: Cognitive deficits after brain radiotherapy treatment. Few are permanent, but some may me. Time will tell, and no specific post treatment pill fixes this. Another image is needed to assure that there are no anatomic causes, and there are issues like hydrocephalus that need evalaution. Formal testing of cognition can measure change, positive or negative. Discuss with oncologist/neurologist. ...Read more

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Short term memory problems after brain cancer treatments, what do you recommend?

Short term memory problems after brain cancer treatments, what do you recommend?

Monitoring & consult: This is not uncommon, and can improve, but without good pre and post surgical neurological and neuropsychological evaluation it can be difficult to determine the cause or course. Subjective memory complaints are often not related to actual performance. Consultation with the treating providers and a neuropsychologist would be a place to start. ...Read more

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I'm having short term memory problems after brain cancer treatments can you help?

I'm having short term memory problems after brain cancer treatments can you help?

Your treating Doctor: Ask your treating doctor. He/she knows your case much better than i can venture to guess. Memory can be affected by brain tumors or by treatment. There is no immediate solution to this problem; it may get better with time provided your cancer is under control. ...Read more

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What is the cure for short-term memory loss?

Memory exercises: Some beneficial treatments include playing video games, memory tests, cognitive therapy, and mental exercises like crossword puzzles, scrabble, words with friends, sudoku, and other exercises to increase your mental capacity. See your family md for more information. ...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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I have a question regarding radiation brain, although I have only received RAI. Since my total thyroidectomy and radioiodine treatment two years ago, I feel as if my brain is mush. Brain fog, short-term memory loss, inability to focus/take in new informat

I have a question regarding radiation brain, although I have only received RAI. Since my total thyroidectomy and radioiodine treatment two years ago, I feel as if my brain is mush. Brain fog, short-term memory loss, inability to focus/take in new informat

Check your levels: Have your ENT or Endocrinologist check your thyroid levels, etc - they may be the culprit. It's a common complaint: https://www.inspire.com/groups/thyca-thyroid-cancer-survivors-association/discussion/memory-loss-after-thyroidectomy/ When you achieve the proper level (or as close as possible) I expect you'll feel these troubles minimize or go away. Best! ...Read more

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7 weeks ago i had a cestion and i almost didn't make it, I have short term memory loss and headaches on a daily baisis, what could it be?

7 weeks ago i had a cestion and i almost didn't make it, I have short term memory loss and headaches on a daily baisis, what could it be?

Seek Attention: I am sorry but answering a question like your's is well beyond the scope of what we provide here at healthtap. Our role is not to diagnose or to treat, but to educate. I would refer you immediately to your primary care physician or your ob. You need to share this information with someone who can examine you, perform any needed diagnostic tests, formulate a diagnosis, and treat you. Good luck. ...Read more

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How does short term memory loss affect you?

How does short term memory loss affect you?

Short term memory: Loss makes it extremely difficult to remember the most recent event, like what you had for breakfast or the conversation you had just minutes ago. It can be frustrating and difficult to cope with but patience and humor helps. Long term memory can remain intact. Peace and good health. ...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 is worse, short term memory loss or long?

What is worse, short term memory loss or long?

Depends: You're probably thinking of aging issues and ultimately dementia. Most aging memory losses are seen 1st as short-term problems because they can have major impacts on daily functioning. Few people will care if you forget you 5th grade teacher's name but your family will worry if you forget to pay bills, take meds, how to get home. But you'd care if you lose parts of your identity that you value. ...Read more

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Have short term memory loss and mci been linked?

Yes: If the memory problem is real, meaning that we have excluded, treatable causes such as depression and normal forgetfulness, it can be a sign of mci(mlid cognitive impairment). ...Read more

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Having short term memory loss any ways to get help?

Many choices: First, rule out med problems or side effects of medications. Keep track of when the memory losses occur. Only when stressed or anxious? Learn to pay attention more closely to information that you will need to recall shortly. Study memory techniquess (mnemonics). Rehearse what you need to recall (after meeting someone, repeat his name). Put lists of tasks or appts on doors or cell phone! ...Read more

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Is short-term memory loss a complication of a fall?

Is short-term memory loss a complication of a fall?

Brain injury?: Question perhaps of severity of your fall, and if you did have a head injury, thus, a traumatic brain injury. But have you started a new medicine that can affect memory? Do you have thyroid problem or b-12 deficiency? Lots of possibilities, and could include stress, depression, lack of sleep. See your doctor and sort out. ...Read more

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What is causing this extreme short term memory loss?

What is causing this extreme short term memory loss?

Possibly serious: So, see your doctor or go directly for a neurological evaluation. There is little you will gain from putting it off and there could be great benefits from early diagnosis and treatment. You might also discover that it is less extreme than you fear. Go! now or really soon. Okay? ...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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What is the definition or description of: Short term memory loss?

Memory types: Short term memory literally holds memories for approximately 30 seconds unless we use strategies like "chunking" for phone numbers to help us retain the memory for a few seconds longer. Long term memory goes through a process called "long-term potentialisation" where the memory is stored in the hippocampus and other areas..Thats the reason why short -term memories are more susceptible to loss ...Read more

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Amnesia (Definition)

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Memory (Definition)

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