WRITTEN BY: Tammy C. Perez, M.A., NCC, LCDC, LPC
REVIEWED BY: Dr. Terry Schroeder on April 18, 2023
What is Brain Fog?
Brain fog is a term used to describe a feeling of mental confusion or lack of clarity. It is a type of cognitive dysfunction characterized by difficulty thinking, concentrating, remembering, and making decisions. People with brain fog encounter mental cloudiness and may experience forgetfulness, problems multitasking, being easily overwhelmed, and decreased productivity. Factors including lack of sleep, stress, poor diet, certain medical conditions, and medication side effects can cause brain fog. Identifying the condition's underlying source is essential to improving cognitive function and quality of life.
What causes Brain Fog?
Various medical conditions, lifestyle factors, and environmental elements are interconnected to brain fog. Common causes of brain fog include sleep deprivation, stress, poor diet, hormonal imbalances, chronic illnesses, medications, and environmental factors.
A lack of quality sleep affects cognitive abilities and mental functioning, resulting in brain fog. High-stress levels can interfere with brain functioning and reduce mental clarity. Diets high in sugar and processed foods can lead to inflammation, reducing blood flow to the brain. Hormonal imbalances associated with menopause, pregnancy, or thyroid disorders can produce brain fog. Illnesses such as fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, and Lyme disease can also cause it.
Additionally, certain medications can induce brain fog as a side effect, including antihistamines, antidepressants, and medicines for high blood pressure. Environmental factors, such as exposure to toxins and pollutants, can also result in the condition.
Brain fog is a symptom of an underlying medical condition. Identifying and treating the underlying cause of brain fog is essential to help alleviate its effects.
What are the symptoms of Brain Fog?
Brain fog is a term used to describe a collection of symptoms that affect cognitive functioning abilities, including memory, concentration, and decision-making. Common brain fog symptoms include difficulty concentrating and focusing, feeling mentally drained or exhausted, forgetfulness, problem-solving and decision-making issues, and feeling disconnected from the surrounding environment. Other brain fog conditions are mental confusion and disorientation, slowed cognitive processing, difficulty expressing thoughts, and mental haziness.
How is Brain Fog treated?
Common strategies to help alleviate brain fog include adequate sleep, managing stress, regular exercise, improved diet, staying hydrated, limiting alcohol, and decreasing caffeine intake.
Consulting a physician is essential if experiencing severe or persisting brain fog. They can help identify underlying medical conditions causing brain fog and create an appropriate treatment plan.
How does Brain Fog affect brain wellness?
Brain fog can negatively impact brain wellness if not appropriately treated. Examples include impaired cognitive functioning, decreased productivity, increased stress, and poor sleep quality.
Brain fog can make it difficult to rationalize, focus, complete tasks, and make decisions, decreasing cognitive functioning and productivity. It can also increase stress by causing anxiety, frustration, and sleep problems.
How can Brain Frequency™ help?
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The Brain Frequency™ 3 Step Treatment Process consists of; first, performing a Baseline EEG and completing Psychometric Assessments; second, conducting a Brain Frequency Consultation; and third, Initiating Treatment.
An Electroencephalogram (EEG) analyzes brain waves and produces a brain map identifying current and optimal frequencies in 19 areas of the brain. Based on the individualized brain map, Brain Frequency™ will determine possible diagnoses of various mental health disorders or brain trauma for the provider to consider during treatment. Brain Frequency™ AI software provides clinicians with an "Approval Ready" treatment plan using personalized protocols based on each patient's needs.
Those suffering from symptoms of brain fog can efficiently and effectively improve their brain health and wellness by using the Brain Frequency™ AI system. Our innovative system drastically reduces the time needed to properly diagnose and construct treatment plans leading to a faster recovery and greater quality of life.
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National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH): https://www.nimh.nih.gov/
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