Brain fog is when you can’t think clearly and you can no longer remember things as easily as you used to. Everyone experiences a decline in memory as they age but if it happens too fast or when you are younger, then there is an underlying condition causing it.
Inflammation in the body can cause brain fog as it affects the production of neurons in the brain. Inflammation itself is not a bad thing. The body is actually designed to produce inflammation to heal. In doing so the body increases the blood flow to an injured area and sends white blood cells to the area to heal it. Consider the swelling that takes place with a broken bone or an injury to a muscle or joint. These processes are a natural part of healing.
Left untreated, inflammation will become chronic and can cause these health conditions and symptoms:
- Alzheimer’s Disease
- Autoimmune Diseases
- Brain Fog
- Gut Health Issues
- Heart disease
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
- Joint Pain (Knee, Back, Neck, Hips, etc)
- Leaky Gut Syndrome
- Mitochondrial Dysfunction
- Neurological Disorders
- Parkinson’s Disease
- Thyroid Diseases
Click here to learn more about inflammation and how we treat it at LifeWorks Wellness Center. If you would like to schedule an appointment, please call (727) 466-6789.