Brain fog is a prevalent factor in today's world. Here are 6 known causes for it and how you can treat it. Once you identify the cause you can begin to come up with a solution. Let me give you a hint, exercise and sleep help tremendously. I can help you with this.
1. Hormonal changes
Hormonal changes can and does trigger brain fog. I have had many of my clients suffer from brain fog. Levels of the hormones progesterone and estrogen increase during pregnancy. This change can affect memory and cause short-term cognitive impairment.
Similarly, a drop in estrogen level during menopause can cause forgetfulness, poor concentration, and cloudy thinking.
2. Lack of quality sleep
Poor sleep quality can interfere with how well your brain functions. Aim for 8 to 9 hours of sleep per night. Sleeping too little can lead to poor concentration and cloudy thought. Need some tips for quality sleep? Click Here.
Chronic stress can increase blood pressure, weaken the immune system, and trigger depression. It can also cause mental fatigue. When your brain is exhausted, it becomes harder to think, reason, and focus. One of the best solutions to stress is quality exercise.
Diet can also play a role in brain fog. Vitamin B-12 supports healthy brain function, and a vitamin B-12 deficiency can bring about brain fog.
If you have food allergies or sensitivities, brain fog may develop after eating certain foods. Possible culprits include:
Removing trigger foods from your diet may improve symptoms.
If you notice brain fog while taking medication, talk with your doctor. Brain fog may be a known side effect of the drug. Lowering your dosage or switching to another drug may improve your symptoms.
Brain fog can also occur after cancer treatments. This is referred to as chemo brain.
6. Medical conditions
Medical conditions associated with inflammation, fatigue, or changes in blood glucose level can also cause mental fatigue.
For example, brain fog is a symptom of chronic fatigue syndrome, which involves persistent fatigue for longer than six months.
People who have fibromyalgia may experience similar fogginess on a daily basis.
Other conditions that may cause brain fog include:
Now, how to treat it
Brain fog treatment depends on the cause. For example, if you suffer from dehydration it might be as simple as hydrating your self. Or, if you’re anemic, iron supplements may increase your production of red blood cells and reduce your brain fog.
Sometimes, relieving brain fog is as simple as correcting a nutritional deficiency, switching medications, or improving the quality of your sleep.
Home remedies to improve brain fog include:
getting good quality sleep
managing stress, exercise and awareness help
avoid excessive alcohol and caffeine
of course EXERCISE both cardiovascular and strength training <---this is most relevant to Kathie's Coaching. I can help you with this. You will find with the correct exercise routine will improve - sleep, stress, brain power and more.....
strengthen your brain power by learning something new or playing puzzle games
increasing your intake of protein, eating clean, fresh fruits and vegetables, and healthy fats
Do you experience brain fog? I do from time to time. I always feel great after a great exercise routine, a cleanse in what I am eating, and of course a good night's sleep.
How do you treat brain fog?
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