Do you have difficulty remembering a name, phone number or address?
Do you ever pause and think “what was I going to do next” and you don’t remember?
These are symptoms of brain fog that everyone experiences at some point in their lives. But what happens when these symptoms become more frequent or start to occur daily? At this stage it has become a more serious symptom that needs to be looked at and find the root cause of it.
Did you know that infections can cause brain fog? Infections can affect the brain cells and the sheath that protects the neurons.
Infections Causing Brain Fog
There are several infections that can cause brain fog. These include:
- Lyme disease
- Herpes 1
- Herpes 2
- Herpes 6
- Varicella (Chickenpox)
Brain fog and Lyme disease often go hand in hand. Brain fog is a common symptom of lyme disease and appears to be a toxic reaction to the disease. Lyme disease is caused by infection of a corkscrew-shaped bacterium called Borrelia burgdorferi. The bacterium are called spirochetes. Lyme disease is transmitted by deer ticks and sometimes by mosquitos.
“The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that 300,000 people are diagnosed with Lyme disease in the US every year.” This number may actually be quite low due to the fact that many people are misdiagnosed with other diseases because Lyme disease mimics other diseases.
Click here to learn more about Lyme disease and how we treat it at LifeWorks Wellness Center.