(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:
- Brain inflammation.
- Heart attack.
- Carbon monoxide poisoning.
- Long-term alcohol abuse.
- Brain tumors.
- Certain medication.
If you or someone you know has unexplained memory loss, head injury, confusion or disorientation, seek immediate medical attention.