Brain fog ๐Ÿ™„

Hello everyone!ย Have a wonderful and safe day ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿป

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Brain fog is a state of foggy, ambiguous thinking. It may be associated with a lack of concentration, a short span of memory loss, anomic aphasia, susceptible to distraction. Brain Fog is a loosely framed term not in medical terminology. There is no evidence of neuropsychological evidence. So, it has no proper medical diagnosis. As far as symptoms are concerned, we may all relate to the concept of brain fog from time to time.

But, yes, when such symptoms are stable and have been steady for quite some time, we surely need clinical assistance. When the difficulty with cognitive functioning becomes problematic, interferes with daily activities, people surrounding you have noticed the symptoms, and slowly they are progressive and declining, we surely need neurological evaluation.

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Common symptoms:
Slow thinking
Difficulty focusing
confusion
Lack of concentrating.
Forgetfulness.

Common causes of brain fog :

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1. Depression is a state where there is pre-occupied thinking of sadness, worries, hurt, loss, persistent failure. This thinking pattern progresses to affect mood and impair cognitive and behavioural functionalities.
2. Anxiety is a state when there is ruminating about failures, lows of life, worries and so on.
3.Chronic illness or continuous physical pain.
4.Untreated sleep apnoea.
5.Alcohol, drug abuse
6.Chronic Fatigue syndrome.
7.Medications: Benzodiazepines, topiramate, anticholinergic drugs.
8.Sleep deprivation
9.Pregnancy.
10.Appetite disturbances, poor nutrition.

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A neuropsychological evaluation is necessary by formal testings of Core battery tests, a general cognitive assessment like memory, attention, language, motor function and visual-spatial and so on. Treatment is based on the underlying cause and symptoms.

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Any one of us can have brain fog at some point or the other. The general lifestyle of living in stress, anxiety, overthinking, sleep disturbances can easily affect our thinking and behavioural pattern from time to time. It’s essential to be more aware of our mental state and be proactive to notice and correct the gap or shortcomings by bringing out changes in our lifestyle. Some changes lifestyle like :

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Improving diet with more brain-boosting foods and probiotics.
Cutting down inflammatory foods
Improving sleep cycle.
Increased physical activity.
Try not to be self-critical.
Socializing.
Self-care to de-stress ourselves. (developing hobby, being creative, sports)

Thanks for reading.

Blessings and much to all ๐Ÿ’

 

36 thoughts on “Brain fog ๐Ÿ™„

  1. โ™ก As Ever a Most Respectful, Deep Thinking, Informative Article, Thank YOU!!! So Much; there are things Happening for Me that Started with “Brain fog”…with NO!!! DisRespect Intended I No Longer visit Doctors Rooms unless I Have Been Physically Traumatised; there are Many Reasons for Physiological Responses, Reactions and Sensations so I Now Listen to My Body and, once again, Totally Trust My AutoImmune System…ergo I AM Gratis Grateful to Those who Have Helped Me Understand My Body; the Appreciation I Have for Professionalism of The Entire Medical Community is Broad Swathed yet There ARE Many Rogue Medical Practitioners only Interested (pun intended) in Money and Materialism which may be a More Serious Case of “Brain fog” ๐Ÿคญ๐Ÿคซ๐Ÿค” ?

    …โ™กโ™กโ™ก…

    1. Yes, you arenโ€™t wrong. This is the reason, I have clearly mentioned in my post, when is someone actually need professional help in case of brain fog. Otherwise, most of the time, you understand yourself and your body better than anybody else. So, you can handle better by correcting diet and lifestyle instead of visiting a professional.
      Anyway, thank you so much for your honest response.

  2. Congratulations Dr Juri Sharma! I have nominated you for the Kennedy Award For Excellence, please see my blog post under the same name for details! I look forward to reading your response to the questions upon acceptance of the award! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ‘Š๐ŸŽ‰

      1. your welcome Dr Juri Sharma. I look forward to reading your response to the questions upon acceptance of the award! ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ‘Š๐ŸŽ‰

  3. Hello Juri, we at Floofmonster were out poromoting ourseleves when we came across this specific post. Having continiusly suffered from Brain fog, I know the toll it takes on productivity. I’ll probably be commenting weekly on this post, hoping for your guidance if I get stuck.

  4. I definitely notice brain fog whenever I eat processed wheat or sugar products. It’s one of my best motivators for eating healthier. I may like sweet tastes, but I also like to be able to think clearly! ๐Ÿ˜…

  5. What ever you said is true..and all these symptoms matches me..I have these added with over thinking too ..brain fog and this overthinking constantly been there with me for months and I face difficulty in sleeping because of this…its not insomnia…its restlessness..chain of thoughts making me to loss of peace of mind..with some more anxiety I feel sometimes suffocated too …am trying myself to heal by distracting…but depression is not leaving me..

    1. Appreciate you for your honest response. I would advice you to take some professional counseling. Meanwhile, start cultivating a hobby which you may enjoy doing. Share you thoughts with your family and friends because social support can be very useful. Also, learn meditation and yoga.

  6. Thanks again for your response. Please share your thoughts with your parents and take professional help. This is very important. You will surely feel better with proper advice and guidance.
    Hope you will follow this advice.
    Take care and be happy. Keep believing yourself and move forward in life.
    Blessings and much love โค๏ธ

    1. Thank you so much for your kind response. Yes, they did contact me. But itโ€™s wasnโ€™t comfortable for me. Anyway, thanks for your concern.

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