The Effect Of A Hit To The Head On Memory?
Hello, 2 years ago I had an accident that resulted in a knock on my head. Does that have an effect on my memory huh? Because I think I often forget quickly after the accident. Thanks.
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Depending on the mechanism and severity of the injury, head injury (due to impact to the head) can indeed cause memory loss. This condition can be temporary or permanent depending on the extent of the damage the injury has caused to your brain. Generally, significant memory loss occurs when an injury to the head affects the work of the limbic system, a part of the brain that regulates emotions and memory, such as the thalamus and hippocampus formation. To be sure, a more in-depth examination is needed, not only through interviews and physical examinations, but also supporting tests, for example cognitive function tests, X-rays, CT scans, MRI, blood tests, brain records (EEG), and so on.
However, you also need to know that in addition to head injuries, it can also be easy for memory loss as you experience due to other factors, for example:
Lack of focus, lack of concentration Dislikes a topic or activity that is being done Stroke (rupture or blockage of blood vessels in the brain) Encephalitis (inflammation of the brain parenchyma) Lack of oxygen intake to the brain, for example due to heart attack, respiratory disorders, carbon monoxide poisoning Tumors in the brain that controls memory Degenerative diseases, for example Alzheimer's Seizures Side effects of drugs, for example benzodiazepines Psychological disorders, for example associated with certain traumatic events, etc. You need to consult a doctor or a neurologist directly so that further tests can be carried out related to memory loss you're experiencing. The doctor is likely to dig deeper into the details of your previous accident history, to identify whether the accident has something to do with your current complaint, or if there are other causes. What kind of treatment will be given later can vary depending on the cause of your complaint.
At this time, to make your memory stronger, you should do the following efforts:
Focus on the topic of conversation or the activity you are working on, don't share your attention. Get enough sleep regularly. Also eat with discipline, eat lots of good foods to improve memory, such as eggs, salmon, nuts, oats, berries, seeds - Whole grains, red meat, etc. Do not smoke or consume alcohol Do not also take drugs. Stay away from stress, trauma, sadness, and excessive anxiety.
dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah