Many patients of Neurohealth Services come to us reporting symptoms associated with brain fog, poor memory, or poor concentration. Often, there’s an injury or illness we can easily identify as the cause of the symptoms, but we also treat patients who’ve experienced a more gradual onset of symptoms that eventually become disruptive to their daily routines. Today, we’ll talk about the symptoms of brain fog, some of the conditions that cause it, and how the skilled providers at Neurohealth Services diagnose and treat it.
What Is Brain Fog?
The term “brain fog” is used to describe the inability to focus or think clearly. It may also include memory problems, forgetfulness, or confusion.
What Conditions Cause Brain Fog?
We’ve probably all heard the term “brain fog” more frequently in the last few years due to COVID-19, but the condition can also be associated with the flu and the common cold. Inflammation occurs as part of the body’s immune response to a virus, but it can also impair cognitive function.
Brain fog can also be caused by a brain injury like a concussion, dysfunctions of the vestibular (inner ear) system, chronic inflammation due to dietary or hormonal imbalances, or even undiagnosed autoimmune conditions.
Last, symptoms of brain fog can be caused by issues as general as stress, sleep changes, and medications.
How Long Does Brain Fog Last?
Depending on the cause, brain fog can last anywhere from a few days to several weeks, or longer. Research shows brain fog caused by viral infections like the flu or COVID-19 can last several weeks after other symptoms have subsided.
Brain fog caused by a concussion or more serious brain injury can last for weeks or months if left untreated. It all comes down to the root cause of your symptoms.
How Do We Treat Brain Fog?
At Neurohealth Services, we have advanced diagnostics and treatment tools designed to target specific networks of the brain. Tools like photobiomodulation and VieLight therapy have been shown to stimulate cell growth and repair, improve circulation, and reduce swelling and inflammation.
Our comprehensive Discovery Day evaluation allows us to take a deep dive into your brain health, nutrition, routines, and medical history in order to implement a research-backed, personalized treatment plan to help you optimize your brain health.
If you’re feeling symptoms of brain fog, there’s often a treatable condition behind it. Call for a free phone consultation and book your Discovery Day appointment today: (317) 848-6000.