Transient global amnesia
Other Names for this Disease
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There is no specific treatment for TGA. As many episodes of TGA occur after a physically or emotionally stressful event, it is often recommended to avoid certain triggers. Triggers for TGA may include physical exertion, emotional stress, sexual intercourse, or immersion in cold water. In one study, multiple recurrences of TGA ceased after treatment of the individual's underlying condition.
Last updated: 8/12/2014
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