Memory Problems

Memory problems or dementia can result from progressive damage to the brain in conditions like Alzheimer's, vascular dementia, Lewy body dementia, and frontotemporal dementia. The use of certain medications, head injury, stress, anxiety, vitamin B12 deficiency, and hypothyroidism can result in reversible or temporary memory loss.

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Does rapidly declining memory mean Alzheimer's disease or vascular dementia?

Query: Hello doctor, My father is experiencing rapidly declining memory and cognitive function. He was taken to the hospital a year back due to confusion and memory loss and was treated for diabetic ketoacidosis and had a quadruple bypass performed. They also did various scans and MRIs and found nothing t...  Read Full »


Dr. Aida Abaz Quka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your father's symptoms are indicative of dementia. I would like to review his brain MRI report, to give a more professional opinion if it is Alzheimer disease or vascular dementia. As he is diabetic, vascular dementia cannot be excluded. Anyway, you should know that ...  Read Full »

My son has mood swings, and his memory declined after ETV. How to treat it?

Query: Hi doctor,My son had ETV two years ago, starting with hydrocephalus and having a rosette-forming glioneuronal tumor. He recently had a CT scan which showed signs of hydrocephalus again, and then he had an MRI, which has come back clear, but I am confused as before his surgery, he would fall, and he ...  Read Full »


Dr. Aida Abaz Quka

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com. His symptoms (the cognitive decline) suggest hydrocephalus, which could be related to ETS (endoscopic thoracic sympathectomy) blockage, which is a common complication of this device. A new surgery may be needed to put a new ETV (endoscopic third ventriculostomy) in such...  Read Full »

I am losing my learning capabilities and having memory problem. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am facing memory problem. Day by day I am feeling like I am getting down like forgetting most of the previous things specially related to my academic life. I am losing my learning capabilities. I am finding hard to memorize things now.  Read Full »


Dr. Aditya Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. At your age usually the problem is due to loss of concentration resulting in decreased memory power. Practice relaxation techniques like breath relaxation excercises daily as it will help you relax and focus and eases your anxiety. Study in small shifts of half an ho...  Read Full »

I think I failed my exams due to weak memory. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I need advice. I am thinking of studying medicine in Bulgaria. I failed twice in my first-year pharmacy degree UK. I think I have a weak memory. Please help me.  Read Full »


Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. First of all, I like to extend my best wishes for medicine in Bulgaria, as this is the only profession in the world which pays you both respect and money albeit it requires very hard work. As you have mentioned in your narration that you failed twice in your pharmacy e...  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 for two years. My vitamin D3 level is 34. Currently, I am taking Ashwagandhadi, Liv-on, and Amlapitta. I had taken medication for two years for depression.  Read Full »


Dr. Sumit Srivastava

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Vitamin D3 levels should be between 20 to 50 ng/mL. A 34 ng/mL level of 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 duratio...  Read Full »

What is the cause behind my memory problems and confusion?

Query: Hi doctor, I feel really spaced out and detached from my surroundings. It is like I am in a dream. It is like there is a glass between me and the world and everything just seems really surreal and far away. I also have a lot of brain fog. Some memory problems and confusion. I feel like this all day ...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concerns. From the available description, it appears that you are having derealization episodes, which is a sensation of changed reality or that one's surroundings have altered. It is usually seen in schizophrenia, panic attacks, and ...  Read Full »

How can I remember or recall things that I forgot?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a question regarding memory. What if my ability to remember things is temporarily stunted? For example, if I eat too much junk food or go through depression, which I have heard inhibits memory recall, when I am back to normal, will the things I tried to remember be just as clea...  Read Full »


Dr. Hitesh Kumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your question is very non-specific. Eating junk food does not cause memory problems. And in depression, it is not a true memory loss, but a state of false forgetfulness called pseudodementia. There is a term called transient global amnesia, which can occur due to many ca...  Read Full »

What to do for the sharp stabbing headaches that get worse after exercise?

Query: Hello doctor, I am an 18 year old girl, who weighs 140 lbs and I am 5.7 feet tall. I get sharp stabbing headaches, which get worse after exercise. I also feel a less intense pressure throughout my head. I have this problem from the past four years, and they are getting worse. When I am stressed, I g...  Read Full »


Dr. Chinezu R. Rares

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for the query. The signs you described are non-specific but should be checked. Especially, if headaches are followed with vomiting, you had multiple prescription glasses changed rapidly, loss of smell, and have trouble expressing verbally. There are quite a ...  Read Full »

I suffer from memory and coordination problems. How to correct it?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 40 year old female, who weighs 146 lbs, and I am 5.5 feet tall. I am having memory problems from the past 17 years. I was told by my doctor that I had low blood pressure. After taking iron tablets, my blood pressure came back to normal, but I realized that during and after the ...  Read Full »


Dr. Nagaraj

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The doctor might have treated your anemia with iron tablets, not your blood pressure. Some people develop early onset forgetfulness, in medical terminology dementia, more so if you have a family history of Alzheimer's disease. However, there are other neurological cond...  Read Full »

I have memory problems with worsening insomnia. How to rectify my issue?

Query: Hi doctor, For the past three months I have been suffering from worsening insomnia. I fall asleep with great difficulty. I used to get a light fragmented sleep, where I wake up several times and have many dreams. In fact do not even know if I have fallen asleep or not. I just know that time has pass...  Read Full »


Dr. Sumit Srivastava

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your complaint. From what you have mentioned, it seems that you may be suffering from anxiety or stress related disorders. The symptoms that points towards anxiety or stress related disorders include tremors, twitching, sweating, insomnia, tiredness an...  Read Full »

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