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DEFINITION: Loss of memory, difficulty in retaining recently learned information and/or a loss of previously good faculties for remembering are among the most common concerns being expressed by a surprising number of patients within the past year. There is no "exact," medically scientific "definition" for "Memory Loss." The increasing public concern about and clinical frequency of conditions such as Alzheimer's Disease, Alzheimer's-Like Senile Dementia and the even more recent epidemic of animal and, at least in the case of England, human spongiform encephalapathies (Mad Cow, Scrapie, Kuru, variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, Elk wasting disease) may be one "reason" for the more frequent complaints, but "clinical experience" teaches that when people complain, clinicians should pay attention. Some Memory problems have been studied and "explained" scientifically, such as low thyroid, low Vitamin B12 levels or side effects from medications, like beta blockers. However, most memory problems can not be specifically diagnosed or treated by conventional medicine.
DIAGNOSIS: Until very advanced in its manifestation and thus obvious to others, "memory loss" is a purely subjective experience. There are no "objective" tests for memory loss. Early memory loss is especially difficult to quantify. The diagnosis must be based mainly on the subjective history of the person experiencing the problem. When the loss becomes obvious to others the condition is usually in a advanced or an rapidly advancing situation. The diagnosis is therefore based on the history. Objective tests of brain circulation, environmental toxins, endocrine function (thyroid, adrenal, gonadal, etc.) and physiologic neuro-vegative regulation systems may be helpful in determining the factors related to Memory Loss.
TREATMENT: For mild complaints conventional medicine has very little to offer. For severe forms of memory loss, like Alzheimer's disease, a few conventional drugs are FDA approved, but there's a down side. These drugs have recently been found to cause a kind of dependency... even if they help, but are stopped for any reason, rapid, progressive worsening can result. That's OK, as long as you can afford to stay on the drugs. But there are alternatives, for mild and more advanced problems. Homeopathic Integrative Medicine combines the Natural Medical Arts and conventional science. Good nutrition, regular mental exercise ("use it or loose it!"), detoxification of memory toxins, such as mercury, aluminum, cadmium, lead, Orthomolecular therapy, such as B-vitamins, SAMe, Poly MVA DNA reductase, Phosphatidyl Serine, N-acetyl carnitine, Regulation Testing and Therapies, such as Acupuncture, Neural Therapy, External Counter-Pulsation (ECP) Therapy, electro-block therapy, pulsed magnetic field therapy, bioresonance, Herbs, such as Ginko, Kidney Yang/Essence tonics, Chelation therapy and Bio Oxidation therapy to detoxify, improve micro-circulation, oxygenation and blood rheology and cognitive enhancing "Smart Drugs", pharmaceuticals that improve mental performance have demonstrated beneficial effects in some cases.
At Bio Health Center we believe any subjective symptoms of memory problems, whether early or more advanced, should be investigated thoroughly and a program designed to intervene started promptly when memory problems first appear. Homeopathic Integrative methods offers many choices for accomplishing this. Our goal is to present options for personal choice as individualized solutions for each patient... and at Bio Health Center, we believe it is all about your personal health care choice!
"The healthy patient is a harmonious integration of Mind, Body and Spirit. Dis-Ease may occur on any or all of these levels. After practicing clinical medicine for over 25 years, I have reached the profound recognition that much Disease that afflicts Humanity is due to Man's imperfect understanding of himself and Nature. Although 'science' rejects any endeavor it views as 'metaphysical,' it is my professional opinion that any discipline that rejects the Spirit of Man cannot achieve final Wisdom."
- David A. Edwards, MD, HMD
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