You wake up and go about your normal routine. You may even drink a cup of coffee in hopes of clearing the cobwebs from your brain. You sit down at your desk or get your self set up at your job and have every intention of focusing, having a great productive day, and making it happily to quitting time.
Then, as you look at your screen, or answer the phone, or do whatever task you are assigned, you realized, looking around, that you seem to have almost forgotten what you are doing. You pause, blink a few times and try and shake it off. It happens occasionally to everyone, after all.
You aren’t wrong. It does happen to everyone on occasion. If you frequently find yourself mentally distracted, nodding off, or spacing out, or even beginning to work on something else, and suddenly realizing that you were already on task with something different, you may be experiencing brain fog.
While brain fog itself isn’t considered a stand-alone medical condition it is incredibly distracting and can be detrimental to your life and career. You may experience memory problems, lack of mental clarity, an inability to focus, and have declining concentration levels.
Brain fog can be caused by – chronic stress, lack of sleep, hormonal changes, a diet deficient in B12, food allergies or sensitivities, some medications, and certain medical conditions which may induce a state of fogginess such as:
- Alzheimer’s Disease
- Autoimmune Diseases
- Abnormal glucose levels
- Kidney malfunction
What you can do to help clear brain fog
- Get enough rest 8-9 hours per night
- Manage your stress levels
- Eat a healthy diet
- Go see your Chiropractor. Brain fog can also happen due to misalignments in the neck which can cause pinching off of nerves to the brain and inhibit blood flow.
Chiropractor & Nutritionist in Fort Myers, FL.
Chiropractic care is a safe, alternative treatment when applied appropriately. Chiropractic treatments help in dealing with the symptoms of many conditions. Are you going to wait for your symptoms to be felt, or are you going to prevent them before they start?
Dr. Jason B. Kaster, a chiropractor, and nutritionist in Fort Myers can help you and your family achieve their optimal health.