By Dr Amen of Amen Clinics
Determine Your Brain Health Now
The single most important factor in determining your health is the quality of the decisions that you make every day. You can take the time to start the necessary steps to improve your health today by beginning with the following:
- Know about the health of your brain – get a base line brain health assessment.
- Know your health numbers – you need to optimize your important health numbers, not just normalize them.
- Avoid anything that hurts your brain and may cause brain injuries – engage in regular brain healthy habits.
It is important to remember that Alzheimer’s disease starts decades before you have any symptoms and untreated Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and addictions all increase your risk for it.
One of the most important ways to decrease your risk for Alzheimer’s disease is to decrease all of the risk factors for it.
The Risk Factors for Alzheimer’s disease
The risk factors for Alzheimer’s disease include:
- Heart Disease
- Alcohol Abuse
- Low Thyroid and Testosterone Levels
- Sleep Apnea
- Chronic Stress
- Untreated ADD or Depression
- Lack of Exercise
- No New Learning
- Intestinal Inflammation
You can do something about it, but you literally have no time to waste if you want to keep your brain healthy for the rest of your life. The older you get, the harder you have to work at staying healthy. As we age we have less room for error. We have to be constantly vigilant in our health.
When you take the steps to learn about the condition of your brain, then you can begin to maximize its potential and avoid the cognitive decline that comes in our later years.