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Is there any relationship between short term memory loss and inability o walk ?

is there arelationship between short term memory loss and sudden inability to walk? my friend ...female-72 years old....and she complain from short term memory loss and she take medication for it...but sudden she refused to walk inspite of her upper limb and trunk is strong and also power of lower limb muscle is good but she is so fear i don t know why ...she also complain from hypertension and it was so high the last is there ahope to can walk again????????
Asked On : Wed, 13 Apr 2011
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Thank you for choosing health care magic. There are different neurological conditions which have such symptoms. Normal pressure hydrocephalus is a condition where memory loss is associated with difficulty in walking and urinary incontinence. But memory loss is not so acute. But it could be a combination of conditions like dementia,hypothyroidism , neuropathy, electrolyte imbalance and vitamin deficiencies (B12,folic acid). She needs to undergo blood work up and imaging. Visit a neurophysician in your town. He can address the condition properly.
Answered: Thu, 14 Apr 2011
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Radiologist Dr. Radha Narayanan's  Response
welcome to see a neurologist immediately to rule out any mini strokes or such.An mri of brain is also advised for the same.take care and let us know the results.
Answered: Wed, 13 Apr 2011
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General & Family Physician Dr. Shainaz Arif Kaware's  Response
welcome to HealthcareMagic
The short term memory loss as well as inability to walk both have their origin from some effect on brain of a person so they are related in this way but short term memory loss does not cause inability to walk.Since it is a sudden symptom that your friend can't walk it is important to get her to a ER or hospital as she will require to get investigated for the cause of inability .It could be a hemorrhage in brain since she is hypertensive;it could be a infarct in brain which is causing this;swelling or atrophy of brain ;multiple small infarcts .Consult a Neurologist he will examine and advise treatment for the problem.
Take care.
Answered: Wed, 13 Apr 2011
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