Do you feel like you are in a constant state of fog?
Are your thoughts unclear and difficult to form?
Has forgetfulness formed an unwelcome presence in your daily life?
Have you found it difficult to focus at work?
Are daily tasks requiring more mental function than they should?
Do you struggle to remember names or even simple words?
Issues with your memory – or memory decline – is a common symptom that many people face. Some believe it is because they are getting older and just shrug it off. Others worry that they are facing the onset of Dementia or Alzheimer’s. While each case is different, you may be surprised to know that your memory decline could be the result of your thyroid.
If you have found your way here, it is likely that you may already feel as though your memory is declining. For many people, it starts with something small, such as forgetting names or forgetting important dates. Its severity can increase to include forgetfulness at work or in daily life.
Eventually, memory decline can cause problems with problem-solving and planning, as well as becoming confused with time and places. The symptoms and severity of the memory decline will depend highly on its cause.
The thyroid is a tiny, butterfly-shaped gland that is located in your neck. Although it is small in size, it has a huge responsibility. It is designed to create and release hormones into the bloodstream that are then carried throughout the entire body, to all your organs and other tissues. By receiving just what they need from the thyroid, your organs are able to operate optimally.
Unfortunately, not all thyroids function as they should. In fact, when they don’t produce and release enough hormones – a condition called Hypothyroidism – your body’s organs don’t have enough energy to keep moving. This includes your brain. Your body’s sluggish behavior can leave you feeling like you are in a cognitive fog.
On the other hand, when your thyroid is working too well – meaning that it is flooding your body with more hormones than it needs – Hyperthyroidism results. This thyroid condition can also affect your brain function and memory.
Each condition – hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism – have their own set of symptoms. And, while they vary greatly from each other, the symptoms can be very similar to many other health conditions.
Did you notice that both hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism contain brain fog as a common symptom?
If you are struggling with memory loss or have concerns about your cognitive functioning, it is highly recommended that you seek a professional. Problems with your mind are not something you want to push aside hoping that they disappear someday. However, there are a few things that you can do on your own.
Get at least 8 hours of sleep per night. Create a sleep schedule for yourself – and stick to it.
Doing your daily responsibilities at the same time each day can make them more difficult to forget.
Write things down in a notebook or an agenda. Use note or calendar apps on your cell phone while you are out and about. Keeping track of things this way can help you remember when you forget.
There are health professionals, such as Dr. Randy Hansbrough, who specialize in individuals who have thyroid conditions and are dealing with the symptoms – including brain fog. Finding a way to improve your health naturally can have many benefits. In fact, it may very well be the best choice to help your memory.
Yes! Dr. Hansbrough and his team are waiting to help you. If you have found that you have nowhere to turn for your symptoms, we want to hear from you. Your story and what you are feeling is very real – we know that. And, we want to help you enjoy life again.
Quit worrying about all the negatives that come with memory loss and call us today. There is a very good chance that what you are experiencing is reversible. We will work with you to complete some lab tests which give us the details of what is going on within your body. Then, we will develop a wellness -plan to help you reach your health goals.
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