Memory Loss

Age-related memory loss is common, as most people suffer from some degree of memory loss as they age. But, memory loss that becomes severe due to an underlying cause, such as Alzheimer's, vitamin B12 deficiency, sleep disorders, low oxygen supply to the brain, brain tumor, etc., can lead to severe complications.

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Can Alzheimer's be cured?

Query: Hi doctor, My dad is 82 and has a loss in his memory. Our doctor reported him as an Alzheimer patient (G1). Is that curable?  Read Full »


Dr. Sudheer Ambekar

Neuro Surgeon, Neurologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome back to icliniq.com. Unfortunately, there is no cure for Alzheimer's disease as yet. All one can do is to take adequate precautions to prevent worsening of quality of life due to the memory loss and disorientation. For further information consult a neurologist online --> https://www.i...  Read Full »

Why is there a loss of concentration with the numbness of both the arms and legs?

Query: Hi doctor, My father, 20 days back, on steadily increasing loss of concentration and ability to form sentences, felt very sleepy after using the brain. He had gaps in memory, short term memory seems nonexistent, waking blackouts (walked away from work and drove home with no recollection, and found ...  Read Full »


Dr. Hitesh Kumar

Neurologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I would like to know some details about the symptoms: 1. Did these symptoms happen in episodes? As you mentioned: 20 days back, then four days ago, then three days ago, then two days ago, and one day ago? or Were the symptoms persistent continuously for these 20 d...  Read Full »

Why do I have confusion and significant short-term memory loss?

Query: Hi doctor, I recently had a serum PEL IFE with a free light chain analysis. PEL and IFE were normal, but elevated kappa 39.86 mg/L and lambda 19 mg/L with the ratio of 2:1. The test was done due to persistent and worsening polyneuropathy. Currently, I am having confusion and significant short-term m...  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Criticalcare Physician, Diabetologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Medical Gastroenterologist, Nephrologist, Pulmonologist, Rheumatologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. We are here to help you. These reports need evaluation for the cause of multiple myeloma. However, I do not strongly suspect it based on these reports as a lot of the asymptomatic general population has an elevated kappa chain with no significance. Still, a bone marrow e...  Read Full »

Why are there back pain, numbness in my legs, headache, memory loss, and weakness?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 41-year-old female of 5.2 feet and 58 kg. I have a history of back pain, numbness in both legs and body, feel like to be paralyzed with headache, memory loss, and weakness. I feel tired every day, and have pain in feet when start to step into the ground. Occasionally there is diff...  Read Full »


Dr. Shrikant Ega

Orthopaedician And Traumatologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You probably have a prolapsed disc, which is causing a severe compression over the nerves. That is why you are feeling numb, paralyzed, and unable to perform. It would help if you underwent an x-ray and MRI of lumbosacral spine for further evaluation and treatment. In t...  Read Full »

Is there a medicine to improve memory power?

Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from memory problems. I cannot remember even small things like the groceries that mom told me to buy. After reaching the shop, I do not remember anything. Please give me a suggestion to improve my concentration and memory power. I am 19 years old. I think too much about ...  Read Full »


Dr. Rajyaguru

Neuro Surgeon, Neurologist, Spine Surgeon

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Since you are just 19, I would prefer not to advise you any medicines for this. As a matter of fact, there is no medicine that actually works to improve memory of otherwise healthy individual. The anxiety, depression, constantly thinking about something which you are not...  Read Full »

Can I consult a psychiatrist for my memory loss?

Query: Hi doctor, I feel like I am in a constant brain fog state. I have terrible social anxiety as I cannot remember anything to talk about. This has kept me from truly pursuing anything. I do not want to look stupid. In school, I usually zone out and often forget the names of people who I already met. So...  Read Full »


Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi

Psychiatrist, Sexologist, Psychotherapist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, a psychiatrist can help with memory loss. First of all considering your age, the memory loss you have is not due to organic causes. But, most likely due to poor focus and concentration, which in turn due to social anxiety and depression. Brain fog like state and s...  Read Full »

What causes memory loss and forgetfulness?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 22-year-old and have had memory problems for the last five years. It started back in high school and I would wake up and not remember what was going on in my life, but not just for a few seconds, it would stay like that. I would know the friends I have, but I was not able to remem...  Read Full »


Dr. Mustafa Ibrahim

Psychiatrist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. First of all, a good memory needs a balanced diet, which contains all essential vitamins and minerals such as vitamin B complex, carbohydrates, proteins, and a small amount of fat. Moreover, some drugs like oral contraceptive pills can lead to decrease in vitamin B com...  Read Full »

Can head injury affect a person's intelligence?

Query: Hi doctor, I had a bike accident. Is it possible to lose one's intelligence or IQ from a head injury?  Read Full »


Dr. Chandan Mohanty

Neurologist, Neuro Surgeon, Spine Surgeon, Spine Health Specialist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I am sorry to hear this. The short answer to your question is that yes. Memory, recall, attention span can all be negatively affected after a head injury. This is dependent on multiple factors like age, associated illness, CT and MRI findings, surgery, post injury rehabi...  Read Full »

I suffer from body weakess, hair thinning and memory loss due to masturbation. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am 19 years old and weighs about 65 kg. I am suffering from masturbation effects like leg pain, fatigue, night fall, body weakness, and weak memory. I also think that my hair are getting thin and I lost my few hairs from the top of my head. I masturbate for the last seven years. In ...  Read Full »


Dr. Arul Amuthan

Ayurveda Specialist, Naturopathy Specialist, Pharmacologist, Siddha Medicine Specialist, Toxicologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. This is not abnormal in this age. Please take the following drugs: 1) Rathina Purush capsule one in the morning and one at night with a cup of milk. 2) Gnanavalli capsules one in the morning and two in the evening. These drugs are available in Siddha and Ayurved...  Read Full »

Why do I have weight loss, memory problems, and body pain?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 34 year old female. My issues are weight loss, memory loss and body pain. I had medication for depression before two years. My vitamin D3 level is 34. Currently I am taking Ashwagandhadi, Liv-on and Amlapitta.  Read Full »


Dr. Sumit Srivastava

General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Vitamin D3 levels should be between 20 to 50 ng/mL. A level of 34 ng/mL vitamin D is normal and is ruling out vitamin D deficiency. If the weight loss is of short duration, it may be due to thyroiditis or some acute infection. If the weight loss is of longer duration, i...  Read Full »

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