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Have memory problems, lost memory. Done brain, heart, blood and sugar tests. Prescribed medicines and advised rest. What can be the memory loss due to?

Sir, I am 58 years old .Recently I am facing Memory Problem & I have lost memory about 2 hours that is told by my wife. suddenly I went to Hospital and as per the advice of Nueorolagist I have examined Brain Test, Heart Tests,Blood& Sugar level. Every thing was OK.Doctor has Prescribed some Medicine & advised to take rest. But yesterday again lost My memory about 15 Minuites. What may be the Reasons?
Asked On : Sun, 1 Apr 2012
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Neurologist 's  Response
Nov 2013
Thank you for posting your query.

Your symptoms are suggestive of transient global amnesia (TGA).

In this condition, blood supply to a part of brain is reduced for some time (during which you have memory loss) and then it recovers in a few minutes to a few hours.

Common risk factors for this problem include high BP, diabetes, high cholesterol, smoking, etc.

MRI with MR angiogram brain is also helpful in deciding the severity of problem.

Treatment includes medicines such as aspirin.

A neurologist can help with investigations and treatment.

Best wishes,
Dr Sudhir Kumar MD DM (Neurology)
Senior Consultant Neurologist
Apollo Hosiptals, Hyderabad
Answered: Sat, 20 Oct 2012
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