Symptoms of Brain Fog:
Cognitive Assessment Group can assess, evaluate and diagnose Brain Fog, a type of mental fatigue and confusion that has been documented in COVID-19 and long-COVID patients and among those who have recovered from the Coronavirus. The condition can affect a person’s ability to enjoy an active social life, hold down a job or complete day-to-day tasks. Brain Fog can cause a noticeable and serious decline in your quality of life if the underlying condition is not properly understood and addressed in a timely manner.
Those who suffer from Brain Fog often report a lack of focus or mental clarity, as if being in a “haze” or “fog.” Symptoms include confusion and disorientation, which can result in an inability to recall facts, find the right words to complete sentences, or generally collect one’s thoughts in a constructive and coherent manner. This type of cognitive impairment can also cause memory problems and excessive tiredness, creating a mental slowdown and inability to complete simple assignments.
Causes of Brain Fog:
Brain Fog has been observed in those who have had COVID-19 by directly infecting neural cells, suffered COVID-19 related hypoxia, or a temporary lack of oxygen to the brain, or other long-COVID-19 related neurologic illnesses such as stroke. This phenomenon has occurred both in COVID-19 patients who were admitted to the hospital and in those who suffered only mild symptoms and did not require hospitalization. Long hauler COVID patients can experience chronic symptoms lasting months or longer.
It can also be brought about by other neurologic illness including Lupus, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia Sleep Apnea, and other conditions. Brain Fog also be found in connection with low mood, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), among other mental health concerns.
In addition to COVID-19, Brain Fog may also be a result of various medical conditions, including:
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Thyroid Disease
- Sleep Apnea
Cognitive Assessment Group can diagnose instances of brain fog and suggest appropriate treatments, including exercises or medications aimed at increasing brain function and mental acuity.