Acıbadem Ataşehir Hospital Neurology Specialist Prof. Dr. Neşe Tuncer stated that brain fog/brain fog, which manifests itself with these and similar problems, has become very common especially after Covid-19, “Brain fog, which is a neurological problem, in other words, brain fog can be briefly defined as mental fatigue. Brain fog, which manifests itself with cognitive symptoms such as confusion, forgetfulness, inability to focus, inability to maintain attention and concentration, slowdown in mental functions and difficulty in problem solving, is not a disease but a set of findings. In other words, it is the mental dysfunction that accompanies different medical conditions or diseases.
According to the researches, Neurology Specialist Prof. said that out of every 19 people who had Covid-100, at least 30 of them had brain fog after the disease, and this rate could go up to 50. Dr. Neşe Tuncer explained 4 important points to know about brain fog/brain fog, and made important warnings and suggestions.
Brain fog is most evident with these findings!
Especially low energy or fatigue, restlessness, anxiety, irritability, depression, sleep disturbance (insomnia or excessive sleepiness), headache, confusion, forgetfulness, difficulty concentrating, lack of attention, difficulty concentrating, loss of motivation, restlessness and confusion brain fog/ are the most common signs of brain fog.
For the brain fog not to be permanent!
Stating that the treatment of brain fog is done according to the cause, Prof. Dr. Neşe Tuncer said: “First of all, it is necessary to investigate the conditions that cause brain fog, and to treat hormone disorders and vitamin deficiencies, if any. The only way to prevent brain fog after Covid-19 infection is to be protected from Covid-19 and to provide immunity with vaccines! In addition, healthy eating, at least 7-8 hours of uninterrupted sleep a day, positive thinking, reducing stress, treatment of depression, if any, daily regular exercise, walking in the open air, doing activities that will exercise the mind but also give pleasure, use the computer and mobile phone less frequently. Spending time and not neglecting to take breaks during the day are the main ways to gain mental clarity. If Covid-19 is not severe and does not cause permanent structural damage to the brain or there is no underlying neurological disease, brain fog is temporary. However, the mental deterioration in our patients with advanced age and pre-existing dementia can also be permanent.”
These factors can cause brain fog!
brain fog; Stating that it is a clinical condition seen as a side effect of some drugs, especially depression, anxiety disorder, chronic fatigue syndrome, insomnia, stressful life, thyroid diseases, vitamin B12 deficiency, hormonal disorders, menopause, severe heart, lung and systemic diseases, Prof. Dr. Neşe Tuncer said that the incidence has increased significantly in recent years, especially with the Covid-19 pandemic and the Prolonged Covid Syndrome. prof. Dr. Nese Tuncer; According to the researches, he stated that out of every 19 people who had Covid-100, at least 30 of them had brain fog after the disease, and this rate could reach 50s.
An important indicator of the prolonged Covid Syndrome!
In the formation of brain fog; Stating that many reasons such as the response of the immune mechanisms of the person to the virus, the inflammatory state caused by the disease, vascular factors and the breaking of the protective systems of the brain are emphasized, Prof. Dr. Neşe Tuncer said, “People who survived Covid-19 with mild symptoms may also experience brain fog, and some complaints may persist for months. Brain fog is one of the leading findings of Prolonged Covid Syndrome, which is defined by the World Health Organization's definition of unexplained findings that occur within the first three months after a Sars CoV-2 infection and last for at least two months and that cannot be explained by any other reason. In Prolonged Covid Syndrome, it has been shown that the findings can last for 4-12 weeks and even extend up to six months.” he said.
Günceleme: 29/11/2022 14:47