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Health Tip: Causes of Amnesia

(HealthDay News) -- Amnesia is a temporary loss of memory. Those with amnesia can forget facts, information and experiences, says Mayo Clinic.

Mayo mentions these potential causes of amnesia:

  • Stroke.

  • Brain inflammation.

  • Heart attack.

  • Carbon monoxide poisoning.

  • Long-term alcohol abuse.

  • Brain tumors.

  • Seizures.

  • Certain medication.

  • Concussion.

If you or someone you know has unexplained memory loss, head injury, confusion or disorientation, seek immediate medical attention.

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