We all lose track of our keys every now and then, but bouts of forgetfulness every now and again happen to us all. However, if your brain farts are becoming more and more frequent every day, your chronic forgetfulness may indicate an underlying health condition.
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No, it’s not necessarily dementia or alzheimer’s disease, but perhaps one of these six health conditions that are causing memory loss…
1. Chronic Stress
Chronic stress can literally have a negative domino effect on health over time. Even over the short term, chronic stress can impact the brain and begin to deteriorate memory due to loss of sleep, poor diet, and lack of physical activity.
According to a 2006 study published by the National Institutes of Health, chronic stress over the long term exposes the brain and body to certain hormones (i.e., cortisol) and specific areas of the brain (i.e, hippocampus, amygdala, and prefrontal cortex) can suffer lasting changes.