If you’ve ever gone into a room to get something only to find that you can’t remember what you wanted when you get there, then you may be having issues with focus and concentration. Other people may find it impossible to remember names or a grocery list containing three or more common items. Whether you are having trouble with concentration, memory or both, you can get the help you need from a Houston holistic doctor.
Holistic doctors like to go deeper than simply prescribing a medication to help with memory and concentration issues. They may take several approaches to dealing with these problems so that the cause is treated in addition to the symptoms. Best of all, these approaches are natural, so you won’t experience any potentially harmful side effects like you might with prescription drugs.
Concentration problems arise from many sources. Fatigue, lack of sleep, depression and anxiety are just a few of the possibilities. These sources also may affect the memory. In addition, growing older is accompanied by physiological changes that can cause small malfunctions in the brain that simply didn’t used to occur. The good news is that concentration problems and memory loss are not inevitable. There are things that you can do to boost both concentration and memory, and you can start working on these things today.
Regular exercise has been proven to elevate levels of neurotransmitters in the body, leading to improved focus and memory. Similarly, many people have been able to overcome memory and concentration limitations by making a habit of writing things down. Writing aids with recall and visualizing a mental “to-do” list. Even eating breakfast every day can make a difference as this meal provides an ongoing supply of glucose that the brain needs to function, especially in the morning.
As a Houston holistic doctor might suggest, several supplements additionally may prove effective. These supplements and herbal medicines have a recognized, positive effect on memory and concentration. Acetyl l-carnitine, or ALC, helps to guard the brain against degeneration while phosphatidylserine, or PS, aids with the functionality of brain cells. An herbal medicine containing gingko biloba, skullcap and German chamomile similarly may improve brain function.
Call Dr. Fisher at (713) 520-8188 today for a free phone consultation about how she can help you improve your memory and concentration.