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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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. Rares Chinezu

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 Patil

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 »

Does intake of Chantix alter a person's memory?

Query: Hi doctor, I started taking Chantix to quit smoking for around three months now. The side effects I noticed were vivid dreams and becoming more withdrawn. Two months back, my girlfriend and I got into a domestic dispute. My honest memory of this incident is that she started verbally abusing me from ...  Read Full »


Dr. Padmapriya Chandran

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The behavioral disturbances that you had exhibited were unlikely to have been caused by Chantix (Varenicline). It is just that you got disturbed that day and had reacted to the stressful situation. The memories that you have are real time memories and not imagined as you...  Read Full »

Can memory loss be reversed?

Query: Hi doctor, My husband is 34 years old, and his weight is 75 kg. He is having a problem with memory, yesterday he was in a training course and the tutor was explaining all about the course then the tutor asked my husband a few questions about the topic, but my husband was totally lost. He said he h...  Read Full »


Dr. Nayyar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. There maybe several reasons for short-term memory loss. Maybe he was not focussing and was thinking about something else, or he was under stress because of the strange surroundings or he was not prepared for the course and did not do his homework beforehand or maybe h...  Read Full »

Can low blood pressure cause mental confusion?

Query: Hello doctor, My husband is 51 years old and had bout of confusion this morning which he never had before. He kept repeating the same questions, I would answer, and a minute later, he would ask the same questions. He had a bad sleep a couple of nights, and we had sex this morning. Could this be a l...  Read Full »


Dr. Zubayeralam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. According to your statement, your husband has been suffering from confusion, repeating the same type of questions, even getting the answers to those questions, lack of sleep for a few days, and difficulty in remembering. Your husband may suf...  Read Full »

How to boost my memory power?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 27 year old serving army officer. Three years back, I met with an accident and got a traumatic brain injury. The initial investigation report and treatment undertaken is attached. Also, the NCCT scan taken 11 months ago is attached. Now, the problems involved are having cognitive...  Read Full »


Dr. J Mariano Anto Bruno Mascarenhas

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query and reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity) with diligence and would like you to know that I am here to help you. The head injury has left some damage in your brain. The frontal area on the left side is affected. This are...  Read Full »

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

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 »

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 »

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