What is Brain Fog?
Brain fog is a symptom of another condition/imbalance. It can involve memory problems, a lack of mental clarity, and an inability to focus.
How Does Brain Fog Feel?
Brain fog slows your reflexes and it slows your processing time. You may feel like you can’t focus and everything in life is dulled.
Is Brain Fog a Sign of Anxiety or Depression?
Brain fog relates to anxiety and depression. Most people suffering from anxiety and depression have hypoperfusion in the frontal lobes of the brain.
Does Brain Fog Naturally Occur with Age?
It’s not normal, but unfortunately very common. There is no physiological reason.
Can Prescription Medication Cause Brain Fog?
Many medications can have a negative impact on your brain:
Benzodiazepines. (often prescribed to help people sleep, or to help with anxiety. They do work well for this purpose, but they are habit-forming and have been associated with developing dementia)
Non-benzodiazepine prescription sedatives. By far the most commonly used are the “z-drugs” which include zolpidem, zaleplon, and eszopiclone (brand names Ambien, Sonata, and Lunesta, respectively). These have been shown in clinical studies to impair thinking — and balance! — in the short-term.
Anticholinergics. This group covers most over-the-counter sleeping aids, as well as a variety of other prescription drugs. These medications have the chemical property of blocking the neurotransmitter acetylcholine
Antipsychotics and mood-stabilizers
Opiate pain medications
Can vaccines impact brain inflammation?
Anecdotal reports suggest that the vaccines may be associated with brain, spinal cord, peripheral nervous system, and cardiac inflammation.
- Brain fog is caused by a lack of blood flow to your brain (hypoperfusion). This leads to inflammation in the brain which can cause cell damage. This damage causes the production of antibodies to get rid of the damaged cells in the brain. This triggers the autoimmune mechanism in the brain to begin killing off brain cells. This happens subtly over time and goes on for years and years, causing a great deal of damage to your brain.
- Fluctuating blood sugar levels, both high and low blood sugar can cause cognitive issues.
- Having low or deficient vitamin D and or B12 levels may negatively impact cognitive health and contribute to brain fog symptoms. People who have depression or depressive symptoms often experience brain fog symptoms such as poor concentration and memory problems.
- Lack of sleep
- Hormonal fluctuations
- Underactive thyroid
- Neurotoxins/aflatoxins/mycotoxins – substances that damage, destroy, or impair the functioning of the central and/or peripheral nervous system
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