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The #1 Cause of Memory Loss, Say Experts

ETNT Health Logo By Aly Walansky of ETNT Health | Slide 1 of 8: Losing your memory can be a frightening prospect, especially if it strikes you seemingly out of nowhere. For example, "brain fog"—an inability to concentrate or remember certain things—has been in the news a lot of late as it is often linked to lingering symptoms of COVID-19. Long COVID is one of many possibilities for memory loss, along with diet and stress, or increased physical inflammation."There are a multitude of causes of memory loss, from unmanaged minds to trauma's to excessive stress to illnesses to mental fatigue to medications to brain injuries to neurological disorders to viruses like COVID that affect the brain—the list is endless," said neuroscientist and brain health expert Dr. Caroline Leaf. Endless as it may feel, there's a lot we can do to try to make it better. Read on—and to ensure your health and the health of others, don't miss these Sure Signs You've Already Had COVID.

The #1 Cause of Memory Loss, Say Experts

Losing your memory can be a frightening prospect, especially if it strikes you seemingly out of nowhere. For example, "brain fog"—an inability to concentrate or remember certain things—has been in the news a lot of late as it is often linked to lingering symptoms of COVID-19. Long COVID is one of many possibilities for memory loss, along with diet and stress, or increased physical inflammation.

"There are a multitude of causes of memory loss, from unmanaged minds to trauma's to excessive stress to illnesses to mental fatigue to medications to brain injuries to neurological disorders to viruses like COVID that affect the brain—the list is endless," said neuroscientist and brain health expert Dr. Caroline Leaf. Endless as it may feel, there's a lot we can do to try to make it better. Read on—and to ensure your health and the health of others, don't miss these Sure Signs You've Already Had COVID.

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