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Drinking from a Fire Hydrant
n medical school they used an analogy for the amount of information we were expected to learn, it’s like trying to drink from a fire hydrant, you can do it but you cannot take it all in. It seems like that analogy can apply to everyone’s everyday life. Life is hectic, busy and doesn’t seem to stop.
Your brain can only handle so much information and stimulation, as we age this amount decreases. When your brain reaches that limit, but the input doesn’t stop, you experience mental fatigue. It is then that you become more forgetful, have difficulty making new memories and trouble completing tasks.
In medical terms, when our brains age they become less “plastic”. Plasticity is defined as the ability to change and adapt in response to stimuli or experience. In regard to the brain, plasticity refers to the brains ability to make new memories and recall stored information.
Our brains can start to lose plasticity as early as age 30. A high stress personal and/or professional life can speed up this process. When the brain has reached its limit, but it is continuedly taxed, you experience burnout.
Burnout is a state of emotional, physical, and mental exhaustion caused by excessive and prolonged stress. It occurs when you feel overwhelmed, emotionally drained, and unable to meet constant demands.
Symptoms of burnout include:
Decreased clarity of through
All Hope Is Not Lost
If you are feeling any, or all, of the symptoms of burnout, you are not alone, and all hope is not lost. In the previous section we referred to the brain as “plastic” and being able to adapt and change due to stimuli. This same theory applies to the brains ability to heal and recover.
Your body requires nutrients, building blocks, to recover after a physical workout. Your brain requires nutrients to help it recover from burnout. These same nutrients and medications can also help the brain become more resistant to burnout. With the proper supplements and medications, we can help you improve your memory, both clarity and recall, improve focus and concentration, increase energy and the ability to learn. You want to keep your body healthy, don’t forget about your brain.