Brain fog is a term used to describe a feeling of fuzziness or difficulty thinking, which many liken to the sensation of jet lag or the mental sluggishness that accompanies a fever. While sometimes misconceived as a symptom of brain disease, brain fog can be linked to a myriad of reasons. Dr. Daniel Torres, a neurologist, suggests several interventions to address brain fog, emphasizing that it’s more a symptom than a standalone diagnosis.
- Brain fog is characterized by feelings of fuzziness, fatigue, and difficulty thinking; it’s more of a symptom than a diagnosis.
- Common misconceptions link brain fog directly to brain diseases, but it can be experienced in various contexts, including medical conditions like Myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS).
- Dr. Torres recommends several steps to combat brain fog: incorporating gentle exercise, ensuring quality sleep to clear brain toxins, managing stress, avoiding alcohol/drugs and consuming a healthy diet, and consulting with medical professionals for a holistic approach.
- Rehabilitation through a combined team of therapists, physical and psychotherapists, along with medical doctors, is effective for long-term improvement.
- Brain fog has been notably identified as a symptom in conditions like long COVID-19.