June 2022 Newsletter
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Understanding the Causes and Symptoms of Brain Fog
Why isn’t brain fog considered a medical condition?
Neurologist do not recognize brain fog as a disease, but they do defined it as a particular condition with symptoms including cognitive fatigue, lack of judgment and memory impairment.
Is there a treatment for brain fog?
There is no specific treatment for brain fog, but sometimes the cause can be treated. For example, remedying hypothyroidism often relieves the condition. No matter what the cause, there are things you can do on your own that may help: exercise, getting enough sleep, eating a healthy diet, avoiding stress and learning how to meditate or learn a mind-body exercise such as yoga or tai chi.
How common is hypothyroidism?
About five out of every 100 adults in the United States are estimated to suffer from Hydrothyroidism, but many cases are so mild that there are no obvious symptoms. Subclinical Hydrothyroidism may affect up to 15% of people over the age of 65. Although subclinical hypothyroidism causes few if any symptoms, it means that there is less thyroid hormone available, a condition called decreased thyroid reserve. Up to 50% of people with subclinical hypothyroidism eventually develop hypothyroidism.
What are the symptoms of depression?
According to the National Institute of Mental Health, if you’ve had some of the following signs or symptoms for two weeks or more, you may be experiencing depression: sadness, hopelessness, helplessness, irritability, guilt, loss of interest, low energy, restlessness, trouble concentrating, slowed movement or speech or change an appetite. If you have experienced these symptoms, talk to your primary care physician.
Mind Health Report, August 2021