Brain Fog occurs when the brain becomes fatigued and as a result, you become confused – “fuzzy” – and have decreased focus and mental activity. In this blog, let’s focus on how allergies contribute to the condition. Here are some common symptoms those with Brain Fog experience:
- Low energy or fatigue
- Trouble concentrating
- Forgetfulness and trouble remembering information
- Trouble sleeping through the night
It’s extremely important to pay attention to the symptoms and see if any pertain to you. Brain Fog is not something that can be tested for or that will show up in any X-ray or scan, so it will be up to you to determine whether or not you are experiencing it. The awareness isn’t as difficult as it sounds – no one knows your body better than you do.
For a while now, doctors have been debating what the causes of Brain Fog are, how to treat it, and if it’s even a real thing. The answers are becoming clearer now.
Research has shown that children who have not treated their allergies are performing worse in school compared to those who have treated their allergies. Why? These untreated allergies can lead to lack of sleep and therefore, lead to increased fatigue and lack of concentration in class. These results can be applied to adults as well. Another factor is in our cytokines, molecules that regulate the immune system, that help fight infections in our bodies and affect how we think, function, and perform. These cytokines are released when inflammation occurs and cause the fuzziness and fog our brains feel.
So, if you think untreated allergies are no big deal, think again. And if you are not sure if you actually have allergies, there are non-invasive allergy tests that will tell you for sure. After all, no one wants to see the world through a big fuzz.
Call 860-BALLOON to schedule an appointment at one of CT Sinus Center’s four conveniently-located offices and find out how we can help you permanently come out of the fog.
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