Causes Of Memory Loss After An Accident?

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Doctor night, I’m yuli r ndok I want to ask my brother I just got into an accident, but just a small accident, how come when he got home he forgot what happened he had just been through r guess what the cause was?

1 Answer:

Hi Leztari,

Thank you for asking

Need to clarify, what do you mean by "minor accidents"? How does this happen? Which parts of the body have been impacted? Apart from memory loss, are there any other effects after the accident?

Determining the severity of the effects of an accident requires complete information regarding the mechanism of the accident, the general condition of the patient, and the effects that occur after the accident. In relation to memory loss after an accident, it is necessary to evaluate whether the head had a collision during the accident, to what degree the severity of the head injury occurred, and which part of the head was damaged. For this reason, ideally you should have your brother checked directly to the doctor for further examination regarding his condition.

Head injury can indeed trigger amnesia (memory loss). This effect can be temporary, but it can also be prolonged to significantly disrupt the patient's function. The causes of amnesia can vary, but the main ones are:

Head injuries that cause disturbances in the limbic system, namely the thalamus and hippocampus formations, which are important in regulating emotions and memory Head injuries that cause deep psychological trauma that cause the sufferer to experience confusion and difficulty in receiving information In addition to previous injuries, it can also Your sister's memory disorder occurs due to other causes, such as stroke (rupture or blockage of blood vessels in the brain causing a permanent neurological deficit), encephalitis (inflammation of the brain parenchyma due to infection or autoimmune disorders), hypoxia (lack of oxygen) in the brain (for example due to heart attack, carbon monoxide poisoning), brain tumors, alcoholism, degenerative diseases (eg Alzheimer's), as well as side effects of drugs (eg sedatives).

As mentioned above, you should check your sister directly with a doctor or neurologist. Supporting examinations, such as x-rays, laboratory tests, CT scans, MRI, EEG, and so on may be done by doctors to investigate the cause of the complaint as well as measure the severity of previous injuries. The treatment that will be given will vary, from administering medication, surgery, to psychological assistance.

In the meantime, you can help calm your sister so that she doesn't experience excessive fear, anxiety, and trauma related to her accident. Comfort him to feel calmer, more comfortable, have a better motivation for life. Help him do daily activities that are difficult to do, including maintaining personal hygiene, eating and drinking, changing body positions, and so on. Help him recall the fun events he had previously experienced, including by bringing in people who make him comfortable so that he feels more energized.

Hope it helps ..

dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah

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