Difficulty remembering can have various causes, ranging in severity from 'minor' to 'generally fatal'. Finding the true cause means ruling out or confirming each possibility – in other words, diagnosis.
Diagnosis is usually a complex process due to the sheer number of possible causes and related symptoms. In order to diagnose difficulty remembering, we could:
|Cirrhosis Of The Liver||24%||Unlikely|
|Sleep Apnea||0%||Ruled out|
|General Toxicity||0%||Ruled out|
|Multiple Chemical Sensitivity||0%||Ruled out|
Is your long-term memory failing? Do you find it hard to remember things that happened days, months or years ago?
Possible responses:→ No / don't know
→ Somewhat - it is hard to recall events accurately
→ Severely - it is hard to recall past events at all
A damaged liver cannot remove toxins from the blood, causing them to accumulate in the blood and eventually the brain. Once there, toxins can dull mental functioning and cause personality changes, coma, or even death. Signs of toxin buildup in the brain include neglect of personal appearance, unresponsiveness, forgetfulness, trouble concentrating, or changes in sleep habits.
Changing one's diet to include more nutritious and balanced foods can also help with diet related problems such as problems with sleeping. Lack of sleep in itself can cause memory lapses and cognitive deterioration. A healthier diet which helps with sleeping problems may therefore have a knock-on effect and also help to improve poor memory.
Temporary forgetfulness is a known symptom of hypoglycemia.
Short term memory loss is initially the most common complaint associated with mercury toxicity.