What is brain fog in COVID-19?
Brain fog is not a recognized medical condition yet. Instead, it’s a catch-all phrase used to convey the sensation of having a slow, foggy, or disoriented mind.
Brain fog symptoms can include:
- Memory issues
- Inability to think clearly
- Lacking focus and feeling “out of it”
The majority of people occasionally encounter bouts of mental fog. After a restless night of sleep or when you’ve been under a lot of stress, you’ve probably felt mentally drained.
However, some COVID-19 patients describe brain fog that persists for weeks or even months after their other symptoms, such as a cough, exhaustion, or fever, have subsided.
Effects of COVID-19 on the brain
The brain can be harmed by COVID-19 in a variety of ways. As I mentioned in a recent blog article, some of them, such as encephalitis, strokes, and low brain oxygen levels, can be fatal. Other impacts, though, can be more subtle, like the ongoing reduction in sustained attention that Chinese researchers have observed.
COVID-19 can have long-term impacts on other organ systems in addition to having an immediate impact on the brain. Other lingering effects that so-called long haulers may have include fatigue, bodily aches, inability to exercise, headaches, and trouble sleeping.
Some of these issues could be the result of long-term harm to their kidneys, lungs, heart, or other organs. When these organs are damaged, or even simply the symptoms, thinking and memory are hampered and brain fog results.
Get lots of rest– Sleeping well can aid in your body’s recovery and regeneration.
Exercise frequently- Exercise is fantastic for your heart, lungs, and brain in addition to being good for your body in general.
Eat sensibly– Try to maintain a healthy, balanced diet to provide your body with the nutrients it needs to heal.
Avoid alcohol and smoke- Reduced brain inflammation can be achieved by abstaining from alcohol and tobacco.
Take part in social events- We are sociable creatures. Social interactions not only improve our happiness but also our intellect and memory.
Consider engaging in additional health-promoting activities-, such as learning novels, mind-expanding tasks, listening to music, practicing mindfulness, and maintaining a happy outlook.
*Immediately, consult your Doctor about the problems you are facing, and for prescriptions.