Recent (Short-Term) Memory Loss And Weight Loss (Unintentional)

Reviewed on 9/29/2022

Unintentional weight loss can have many causes. Examples include poorly controlled diabetes or hyperthyroidism. Short term memory loss can be a feature of the dementia conditions and can occur with depression or other conditions as well. Because these symptoms can be related to a wide variety of diseases and conditions, it is important to describe all your symptoms to your doctor.

While the list below can be considered as a guide to educate yourself about these conditions, this is not a substitute for a diagnosis from a health care provider. There are many other medical conditions that also can be associated with your symptoms and signs. Here are a number of those from MedicineNet:

At MedicineNet, we believe it is important to take charge of your health through measures such as a living healthy lifestyle, practicing preventative medicine, following a nutrition plan, and getting regular exercise. Understanding your symptoms and signs and educating yourself about health conditions are also a part of living your healthiest life. The links above will provide you with more detailed information on these medical conditions to help you inform yourself about the causes and available treatments for these conditions.

Symptoms & Signs A-Z List

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