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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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I have had tiredness, short-term memory, concentration, and sleep issues. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor,I have recently changed my diet and sleeping habits, and due to my job in prison, my stress levels have escalated dramatically. I have had tiredness, short-term memory, concentration issues, sleeping issues, feelings of dis-reality, etc. It seems as though brain fog is caused by inflammati...  Read Full »

Dr. J. Mariano Anto Bruno Mascarenhas

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I can understand your concern. When the blood tests and MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) have shown all normal results, we can rule out inflammation. This is most likely due to work stress. Carry on with the therapy. I hope this information will help you. Thanks.  Read Full »

My son has mood swings and his memory declined after ETV. Why?

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 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 »

What are the side effects of taking Adderall?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a 29 year old boyfriend, who weighs 190 lbs and 6 feet tall, he is a former athlete in college. He was diagnosed with idiopathic hypersomnia through the spinal tab, five years ago. He is now taking Adderall 60 mg a day total, spread over six times, and is using Flumazenil cream, wh...  Read Full »

Dr. Ramesh Kumar S

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Idiopathic hypersomnia is a sleep disorder even less common than narcolepsy, a rare sleep disease. The biggest distinguishing characteristics include differences in REM (rapid eye movement) sleep, the absence of cataplexy (a sudden weakness in the muscles while fully co...  Read Full »

What to do for the sharp, stabbing headaches 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 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 few diseases that give th...  Read Full »

What are the practical tips to improve memory and concentration?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 35-year-old female. I have been noticing instances where compared to my regular memories, I find it difficult to remember names, appointments, or specifics of recent conversations. I have also noticed a decline in my ability for continuous concentration, which has affected my pr...  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for writing. I read your query and can understand your concern. Based on your description, it sounds like you may be experiencing symptoms of forgetfulness and decreased focus, which could be related to various factors such as stress, anxiety, sleep depriva...  Read Full »

I cannot remember anything I study. Why, and is it due to any medical condition?

Query: Hello doctor, I forget the things in a very short period. I am a competitive exam aspirant and have read many chapters at least 10 to 15 times but still do not remember anything. I remember only 5 to 10 % of concepts in class and can understand everything very easily but cannot remember anything. I ...  Read Full »

Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hello, I appreciate you signing up on icliniq. You now have exclusive access to expert medical opinion. Thank you for taking help from a psychiatrist. I read your case and it is a normal problem at this age especially when preparing for competitive exams. You may be under stress due to exams. You...  Read Full »

I have a pituitary mass that causes symptoms. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 33-year-old female and I have a 1.6 cm mass on my pituitary. For the past two years, my symptoms have gotten stranger and worse. My fingernails are falling off, confusion, and memory problems, I have had six episodes where I sleep for days. The longest was four days. I have l...  Read Full »

Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I just read your query and the reports that you have attached (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). I am sorry for how you feel at the moment. I would suggest attaching the pituitary MRI report since the large pituitary tumor needs some treatment ei...  Read Full »

My memory problems have arisen due to sleep apnea. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am concerned that my sleep apnea might be contributing to memory problems and difficulty concentrating. Can you provide insights into how sleep apnea might impact brain function and offer strategies for managing cognitive issues associated with the condition?  Read Full »

Dr. Arun Tungaria

Answer: Hi, I appreciate that you have chosen for your medical needs. I am here to give you the best care possible. Sleep apnea can have a significant impact on brain function due to the repeated interruptions in oxygen supply during sleep. Here is how it affects the brain and strategies for ...  Read Full »

I am experiencing cognitive difficulties. Please help

Query: Hello Doctor,For the past one year I have been suffering from seemingly unexplainable symptoms, which have been getting progressively worse. I have been through a series of medical examinations which did not find anything. My doctors are clueless and I am desperate. I hope you may have some suggesti...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashok Kumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to All the symptoms which you have mentioned cannot be explained on the basis of anxiety disorder or depression. The points against anxiety and depression are resting and action tremors, problems with eye coordination and the memory lapses that you are experiencing. You have...  Read Full »

My 72-year-old grandmother has symptoms of dementia. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor,My grandmother is 72 years old. She often forgets to do her daily tasks nowadays. Sometimes, she also forgets the faces and names of her family members. I think that she started having symptoms of dementia. Could you please explain what dementia is and how it affects the cognitive funct...  Read Full »

Dr. Vipul Chelabhai Prajapati

Answer: Hello Welcome to I understand your concern. Yes, it is dementia, there are various types of dementia but the most common is Alzheimer's dementia, Vascular dementia, Lewy body dementia, and Senile dementia. Several other types of dementia are there but you need to contact me in person ...  Read Full »

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