Brain Fog what is it? And what causes it

Brain fog is a common condition it affects people of all ages and is characterized by a state of confusion and a decreased level of clarity.

Brian fog can cause an individual to be abnormally forgetful and detached, it can lead to depression and discouragement.

The causes fall into two main categories, medical and side effects of medication.

Sugar refined carbohydrates like sugar and high fructose can send your blood sugar rocketing up or crashing down. Low blood glucose can also lead to brain fog, mood swings, tiredness, mental confusion, and impaired judgement.


Medical causes

Fibromygia which causes chronic widespread pain can involve inflammation of the central nervous system any kind of autoimmune condition can change the balance of the serotonin and other chemicals.

Premenstrual syndrome is likely linked between balance between oestrogen and progesterone chemical changes that occur in the brain fluctuation of serotonin levels and are thought to be associated with fatigue and premenstrual depression.

Chronic stress can increase blood pressure and weaken the immune system and trigger depression.

Menopause, some women find their mood and severity of hot flushes cause loss of memory and may be linked other illness include chronic fatigue and MS.

Dyslexia and autism often result in mental confusion and psychological dysfunction.

Other causes

Electromagnetic field effects.

Electrical fields are quite harmful for some people they can affect sleep and school performance.  Sources include computer screens, cell phones, dimmer switches.  Be sure to turn off computers radios and keep all electrical devices at least eight feet away from your head.

Chiropractic imbalances such as misalignment of the spine and any impairment of the cranial cervical and other nerves may cause symptoms of brain fog.

Not enough sleep or fluids can also lead to brain fog.

Vitamin B12 is required for healthy levels of brain function. B12 deficiency can cause fatigue numbness and mental fogginess It is also important to have healthy fats in your diet such as nuts and avocados. However, eating foods which because allergies can also cause problems.

If you have concerns about brain fog see your doctor or a medical professional X


claudetteClaudette is a passionate campaigner and activist for mental health stigma and domestic abuse. She believes that everyone should be treated equally regardless of their disability or gender. She has diagnoses of Bipolar Disorder, endometriosis, Chronic Fatigue and Fibromyalgia. Claudette has a certificate in Management studies.  Her interests include beauty, makeup, animal’s politics, current affairs and social networking.

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4 thoughts on “Brain Fog what is it? And what causes it

  1. Hi, interesting subject. I’ve never heard of “brain fog” and immediately thought about Alzheimer’s and Dementia. Is brain fog then just a temporary thing that comes and goes or could it be the beginning of Alzheimer/Dementia?

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