Are you experiencing memory problems? Take some comfort in the fact that you are not alone, as it seems to be happening to more people than ever before.

As with any other problem, your memory problem will not just go away by ignoring it. The truth is that without intervention, over a period of time your memory will only get worse.

The most important thing to do is find the underlying reason for your memory problems. Everything has a cause, and this is true of your brain’s health as it is of your general health. The cause must be found to do something about it.

You may be very surprised to learn that your memory problem could be due to something as simple as what you may be currently eating.

Over the years I have seen what happens when a person starts experiencing memory problems. Initially they think nothing of it, then after some time it begins to happen a bit more often. At this stage they are certainly aware that it is happening, but do not want it to become obvious to others and so they cover up the problem by jokingly saying, “I must be getting Alzheimer’s...”.

This is the time when you should find out why this is happening, and what can be done about it.

Did you know that there are many causes of memory problems, and quite a few of these causes can be treated?

Everyone is different. We are all at different ages and stages in life, with many different experiences and in different occupations. Some of us have had good health, some have had surgery and a few health issues. We all have weaknesses in our body system.

We all get stressed, and that stress affects the weakest parts of our body. For example, some have physical reactions to stress that affect their gut and they get diarrhoea. Some may get headaches from the tightness in their neck, and others may have respiratory problems such as coughs, colds and flu, especially if their immune system is weak and run down.

Because we are all different, each person’s memory problem has a unique cause. What is similar, though, are some of the symptoms of memory problems such as forgetfulness, foggy thinking, poor concentration and focus.

Because there are so many causes of memory problems, they have been categorised into two groups — lifestyle and medical causes.

A few examples of lifestyle causes are dehydration, diabetes and vitamin deficiencies, while medical causes can include high blood pressure, sleep apnoea and medications.

As there are many reasons for memory problems, you should not just jump to conclusions when you start to experience memory problems. That is the worst conclusion you could jump to — there is much more to it than that.

The first step is to find the cause of your memory lapses. The good news is there is help available.

You may find there is a simple solution to your memory problem, and you may also find that it may be a whole lot easier than you previously thought to improve your memory and brain health.
It’s time to find out.