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Constipation Led to Temporary Amnesia for Hong Kong Woman

We have all probably experienced the agony of not being able to relieve ourselves smoothly. It's a common occurrence especially when we haven't had enough fluids or fiber in our diet. But a woman from Hong Kong had an unusual experience.

After relieving herself, it had affected her so much that her mind went blank. She literally experienced temporary amnesia for eight hours.

Concerned that she suddenly couldn’t remember anything from the last decade, her family took her to the hospital. According to her son, she had been suffering from constipation for a while now and had a ‘mental blackout’ because of it.
But after spending the night at the hospital, she woke up with all her memories mysteriously and thankfully restored. She didn’t even realise that this had happened and had no recollection of the dramatic scare she had caused.

A neurologist explained that this was most likely 'transient global amnesia'. Perhaps with the excessive straining she had exerted, blood flow and oxygen going to the brain had been compromised causing her to experience fainting and loss of consciousness.

(Image credit: Alexas_Fotos/Pixabay)

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