Brain fog can be frustrating and confusing, affecting your mental clarity and overall cognitive function. At Arbor Vitae Holistic Medical Center in Rock Hill, South Carolina, Shawnie Perkins, MSPA, PA-C; Camden Messier, FNP-C; and the functional medicine team take a holistic approach to brain fog treatment. They work with you to uncover the root cause and provide a plan for long-lasting relief. Call the clinic today or schedule an appointment online to take the first step toward lifting brain fog’s haze.
Brain fog is a cognitive impairment that causes difficulties with focus, memory, concentration, and general mental clarity. Many people with brain fog experience mental sluggishness, forgetfulness, and difficulty processing information.
Many conditions, medications, and other factors can lead to brain fog. Addressing brain fog’s underlying causes and adopting strategies to improve mental clarity and focus are essential steps in managing and relieving its effects.
At Arbor Vitae Holistic Medical Center, the team takes a functional medicine approach to care that focuses on diagnosing and treating brain fog’s underlying cause.
Brain fog symptoms can vary depending on the individual and the underlying factors contributing to the condition. While brain fog may manifest differently from person to person, common signs include:
Without treatment, brain fog can cause physical symptoms like headaches, eye strain, and muscle tension. Developing an effective treatment is essential to maintain productivity at work or school, improve cognitive function, and enhance your quality of life.
Many acute (short-term) and chronic (long-term) conditions can cause brain fog, including:
Chronic stress from ongoing emotional and psychological strain can disrupt sleep patterns and impair cognitive functions.
Fatigue — persistent and extreme tiredness — can reduce brain activity, slow reaction times, and impair memory and concentration, leading to brain fog.
Autoimmune conditions, where the immune system mistakenly attacks the body's own cells and tissues, can cause inflammation that disrupts neural pathways and brain function.
Malnutrition from excessive sugar consumption or nutrient deficiencies can affect energy levels, neurotransmitter production, and overall cognitive health.
Caused by exposure to elevated levels of mold and mycotoxins, mold toxicity can lead to inflammation and oxidative stress that makes concentrating and decision-making difficult.
Brain fog is one of the most common symptoms of long COVID from COVID-19, an infection caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus. While COVID is still not fully understood, scientists believe its impact on the immune response and central nervous system can lead to long-lasting brain fog.
Arbor Vitae Holistic Medical Center may recommend multiple holistic treatments for brain fog depending on the cause, including:
Don’t let brain fog stop you from enjoying life. Call Arbor Vitae Holistic Medical Center today or schedule an appointment online to learn more.