The list of lingering maladies from COVID-19 is longer and more varied than most doctors could have imagined. Ongoing problems include fatigue, a racing heartbeat, shortness of breath, achy joints, foggy thinking, a persistent loss of sense of smell, and damage to the heart, lungs, kidneys, and brain.
We've all been there: you leave the supermarket after doing your weekly shop and take a minute or two to remember where you parked the car. Or you go over the same passage of a book several times, yet absorb nothing of what you've read.
These momentary lapses in memory or concentration are normal for most people. We all get a little bit hazy of mind when we're tired, overwhelmed or stressed. But sometimes, these blips happen often and disrupt life. Periods of 'brain fog' can come like huge waves and render you unable to think clearly for hours or days...
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Brain fog includes symptoms of confusion, forgetfulness, and lack of focus and mental clarity. It is avoidable and treatable. Learn what to do about it.
The brain is truly a marvel. A seemingly endless library, whose shelves house our most precious memories as well as our lifetime’s knowledge. But is there a point where it reaches capacity? In other words, can the brain be “full”? The answer is a resounding no, because, well, brains are more sophisticated than that.
“Chemo brain,” the foggy thinking and forgetfulness that cancer patients often complain about after treatment, may last for five years or more for a sizable percentage of patients, new research shows.
New findings suggest that taking estrogen has no effect on brain performance, no matter how early or late women start taking it.
Most of us have experienced that unwelcome (but thankfully temporary) condition of ineffectiveness characterized by lack of focus, forgetfulness, and muted mental clarity. Brain fog seizes your mind and prevents you from accomplishing tasks that demand any level of conscious thinking. If you haven’t fallen prey to brain fog, consider yourself very fortunate.
Research suggests that the mental fog may be a matter of expectations.
Chemo brain is a phenomenon that patients have described for quite some time as a thick mental fog resulting from chemotherapy. For quite some time, too, physicians discounted chemo brain as a figment of patients’ imaginations. Now, however, the American Cancer Society terms it “a mild cognitive impairment” that for most people only lasts a short time.
An eye-opening look at the way your diet can either promote or prevent brain fog — J. J. Virgin, New York Times best-selling author.
Symptoms of brain fog are said to include fatigue, irritability, and memory loss. Various diets and supplements are said to help treat it. But is brain fog even a real thing? What causes brain fog?
You can't find your keys. You forgot the new neighbor's name. You don't remember why you went upstairs or what you were planning to make for dinner.
The same process happens when you have a cold. “These cytokines are there to help fight infection, and also have an impact on our ability to think and function and perform,” Dr. Aronica said. The result is that people with allergies or a bad cold often feel as if they are seeing the world through cheesecloth.
It’s well known that sleep deprivation has negative effects on myriad psychological parameters: cognition, attention, mood, memory, reaction time, and decision-making. Even partial sleep deprivation can have significant effects. Chronic lack of sleep also affects us physically, as it’s linked to weight gain, inflammation, diabetes, and heart disease.
The new study is telling because it elucidates what’s going on at the level of the individual cells.
Ever worry about your brain's health like you do your heart, lungs, kidneys and so on? Until recently I hadn't given this a second thought, although I've always believed that mental health is as important as physical health.
Can’t think of the word on the tip of your tongue? Regularly misplace your car keys or waste time hunting for your reading glasses only to find them on top of your head?
You aren’t alone. By around age 50, most people notice that they are becoming more forgetful. Whether you call it “senior moments” or “brain fog,” it pretty much happens to us all. Here are seven ways to beat forgetfulness.