Perth, The COVID pandemic has introduced many scientific and medical terms in our everyday language. Many people are now talking about the viral strain, PCR test and mortality rate. The term ‘brain fog’ has also now joined this episode to describe Kovid and its associated symptoms. But what exactly is brain fog, and is it limited to Kovid?, let us know. Brain fog is exactly what it sounds like, the feeling of being covered in a thick fog of not being able to understand thoughts, feeling confused or disoriented, and having trouble concentrating or remembering things.
Sufferers describe the experiences of brain fog as loss of memory and concentration. Brain fog can make even simple tasks like shopping for groceries very difficult. Apart from this, it can also lead to things like difficulty in locating the car parked in the parking lot, difficulty in remembering the list of shopping items, distraction about products and prices and confusion about study material.
What are the symptoms of brain fog
Brain fog can make it difficult to work on schedule and maintain social activities. Brain fog can also take a toll on relationships and can lead to changes in the way we see ourselves personally and professionally. In a recent study, people who had been suffering from Kovid for a long time were asked about their experiences with brain fog. He says the brain fog affected his ability to return to work and his relationships.
Although the symptoms of brain fog can be similar to the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease and other conditions associated with old age, brain fog can affect people of any age. Brain fog usually does not become severe over time and may not last forever.
How to prevent brain fog
brain Developing coping strategies for people experiencing fog and prioritizing time to rest can help manage symptoms. Coping strategies can include making lists using visual reminders (such as calendars, digital alerts and timers) and switching work duties where possible.
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In addition to getting enough sleep, people are often encouraged to make a holistic recovery from brain fog. This means watching their overall health status and prioritizing exercise and a healthy diet. If you are concerned about brain fog, your GP may refer you to a neurologist or neuropsychologist for further evaluation and management.
FIRST PUBLISHED : October 25, 2022, 17:34 IST