Retrograde amnesia – in this form of amnesia a person is incapable of remembering events taken place prior to the commencement of amnesia.
The term is scientifically and medically used for classifying types of symptoms rather than indicating any cause in particular or any etiology.
People suffering from retrograde amnesia do not have an entire memory loss. The loss worst hampers the remembrance of events that had occurred in closest duration before the injury.
However memories from farther past are sometimes saved. For example a middle aged man with this condition happening in the middle age would have a high probability of remembering his childhood memories clearly, along-with a nearly complete recollection of early adulthood memories, and a progressive decrease in the memories that lead to the time of the brain injury.
It has been reported that married people with the marriage taking place shortly before their brain injury has a high tendency of forgetting their marital status.
At present no possible ways have been defined to restore or revive memories of people that have been lost due to “retrograde amnesia”.
Then there is the Dissociative amnesia – a disorder which is marked by the distinguishing feature of the patient’s failure in remembering significant personal information, to an extent unexplainable by typical forgetfulness.
In a lot of cases it is the common reaction of a person who has been exposed to a traumatic accident or a witness to a brutal crime, goes into a trance state developing depersonalization.
Understanding Anemia – Treatments that doctor follow
Anemia is the disease where red blood cell count decreases. For diagnosing Anemia the doctor would do a check on the medical history, order for lab tests, and perform necessary physical examinations.
A probable victim to the disease needs to provide detailed input of the medical history of him and his family, the accurate symptoms, alcohol intake, diets followed on regular basis, and medicines taken, along with their cultural background.
The doctor would be looking out for any symptoms or signs of anemia, as well as anything that might signify a possible cause for the disease.
A proper blood test would confirm the conclusion of presence or absence of anemia, along with the pointing out of the primary condition.
A blood would help in determining the complete “blood count” helping to determine the volume, size, as well the hemoglobin content in the “red blood cells”. It helps in concluding the iron level in blood and the level of the serum ferritin, which act as the paramount indicator of the total iron storage of the body. A blood test would also determine the folate and vitamin B12 levels.
There are some special tests for detecting the rare sources of anemia, like fragility of “red blood cells”, immunity assaults on “red blood cells”, enzyme defects, clotting, and hemoglobin.
If “hemolytic anemia” is suspected in that case examinations for the identification of the products responsible for the breakdown of “red blood cells” in the urine and blood are required to determine.
It’s only in very exceptional cases that the physician requires removal of “bone marrow” as sample to resolve the basis of the anemia.
The common treatments for the disease:
A very important point to remember is that the physicist would not go ahead treating anemia until they have determined the primary cause of the disease. The reason for such a method is that the treatment of one type of anemia can prove to be not only inappropriate as well lethal for the treatment of another type.
Anemia which happens due to blood loss: If a victim happens to loose a great volume of blood suddenly, he or she would be treated with blood transfusion, fluids, oxygen, and iron as well for helping the body in the process to build new “red blood cells”.
Anemia that happens due to decrease in the production count of “Red Blood Cells”: The treatment followed in this case completely depends on the cause of reduced production of “red blood cells”.