Poor Recall / Long-Term Memory Failure

What Causes Difficulty Remembering?

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.

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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:

  • Research the topic
  • Find a doctor with the time
  • Use a diagnostic computer system.
The process is the same, whichever method is used.

Step 1: List all Possible Causes

We begin by identifying the disease conditions which have "difficulty remembering" as a symptom.  Here are eight of many possibilities (more below):
  • General Toxicity
  • Vitamin B12 Need
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Magnesium Need
  • Male Menopause
  • Multiple Chemical Sensitivity
  • Hypoglycemia

Step 2: Build a Symptom Checklist

We then identify all possible symptoms and risk factors of each possible cause, and check the ones that apply:
diuretic use
constant fatigue
vomiting for 1-3 months
severe tinnitus
regular unexplained vomiting
carbohydrate craving during cycle
lighter/paler skin color
disturbed sleep
high refined sugar consumption
afternoon headaches
reduced sense of smell
heart racing/palpitations
... and more than 100 others

Step 3: Rule Out or Confirm each Possible Cause

A differential diagnosis of your symptoms and risk factors finds the likely cause of difficulty remembering:
Cause Probability Status
General Toxicity 98% Confirm
Magnesium Need 25% Unlikely
Alzheimer's Disease 14% Unlikely
Multiple Chemical Sensitivity 1% Ruled out
Male Menopause 1% Ruled out
Hyperparathyroidism 1% Ruled out
Vitamin B12 Need 0% Ruled out
Hypoglycemia 0% Ruled out
* This is a simple example to illustrate the process

Arriving at a Correct Diagnosis

The Analyst™ is our online diagnosis tool that learns all about you through a straightforward process of multi-level questioning, providing diagnosis at the end.

If you indicate unusual mental conditions/symptoms, The Analyst™ will ask further questions including this one:
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
Based on your response to this question, which may indicate long-term memory failure, The Analyst™ will consider possibilities such as:
Cirrhosis of the Liver

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.

Hypoglycemia

Temporary forgetfulness is a known symptom of hypoglycemia.

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