According tomedia reports, we often appear in a state of brain confusion, more or less there are some hallucinations, the most common situation is that we will describe ourselves as “a fog”, this phenomenon has a scientific name, called “brain fog”, it is difficult for the brain to form a clear thinking and memory phenomenon, It’s like a mist yin in the brain. Scientists are now actively exploring how the “brain fog” is formed, whether it is due to aging, eating habits, or other factors. Can the state be reversed?
Associate Professor of Neurology, Langone Multiple Sclerosis Integrated Health Center, New York University, USA
“I think another factor that causes brain fog is stress, anxiety and depression, which increase the body’s metabolic needs and alter the function of hormones and neurotransmitters. “
Brain fog is a very interesting topic because people often complain that they are “a fog” and that the brain is in a confused hallucinations, but it is difficult to diagnose and analyze the phenomenon through clinical neuropsychology. When a patient with the disease is in a state of brain fog, such as a “chemo brain” in cancer patients, he will have problems with attention, information processing, and working memory.
In healthy people, when it comes to focusing on new information or trying to process it to figure out the process of something, brain fog is often described as “confused” or “offline” and they describe their difficulty in developing and implementing a plan.
Brain fog is typical lying, difficult to characterize, and may be most sensitive to persistent cognitive responses, such as when someone needs to be vigilant and highly consistent during long-term tasks.
In the context of the disease and the effects of the drug, the appearance of brain fog may be mainly related to a reduction in the supply of glucose, that is, energy resources, including glucose, are allocated to manage inflammation or metabolic needs of the body and reduce the overall level of awakening. In this case, the body is in a poor state, such as lack of sleep, hangovers, or malnutrition, which can lead to brain fog in previously healthy people, and may also be caused by stress, anxiety, and depression.
The body is in a state of stress anxiety, which increases metabolic needs and alters hormone and neurotransmitter function, and if people fall into meditation or anxiety, it also takes up more brain resources, making it harder for the brain to meet any current cognitive needs.
Assistant Professor at the University of Washington, USA, whose research focuses on the intersection of lifestyle factors, as well as magnetic resonance imaging of biomarkers of brain health.
Brain fog in healthy adults may be the result of a combination of lifestyle effects, including long-term lack of sleep, unhealthy eating habits, especially regular intake of refined carbohydrates and foods with high sugar content, lack of physical activity, which has long led to cardiovascular disease, cancer, Even an increased risk of Alzheimer’s disease increases the risk of brain fog in the short term.
Professor of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Australia, is a senior research fellow at the National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia.
“Hormonal changes that occur in women in the early stages of menopause are described by many as ‘brain fog’, or ‘washing machine brains’. “
Hormonal changes that occur in women in the early stages of menopause, which many describe as “brain fog” or “washing machine brain”, meaning the brain is very mechanized and inflexible.
In this situation, it is difficult to think quickly, and when they walk into the room and forget what they intend to do, or start talking, they forget to say something specifically. Menopausal women experience daily speech loss, poor verbal expression, subtle brain conditions, the need for their brains to be unhurt, and brain function sits still within normal range, but for them the brain may not be normal at this time.
Although brain fog is closely related to subtle changes in memory and menopause, the exact reason for it is still unclear, sleep deprivation is an important part of our memory consolidation during sleep, if sleep is constantly disturbed by hot flashes and night sweats, then brain memory will be affected. In addition, hormonal changes in the body are also an important cause, but there are still many unspecific factors, but as the body’s hormonechanges, many women experience obvious brain fog, they will be depressed and upset, and show signs of early dementia.
Some women said hormone therapy was better, but the study did not find a significant change, and if women were effective in improving sleep quality and reducing anxiety, their brain fog would be reduced.
Associate Professor of Nutrition, Simmons University, USA
“The three main causes of brain fog are hunger; dehydration or severe lack of sugar.” “
From a nutritional point of view, brain fog can be caused by a number of factors, the three most important factors are: being hungry, being dehydrated or severely lacking sugar (associated with high carbohydrate intake for breakfast and lunch).
If you’re hungry, your blood sugar is likely to drop and your brain is short of energy, the best solution is to eat high-fiber foods or snacks, which slowly release glucose into the bloodstream and thus address the energy shortage in your body. If your body is dehydrated, the brain (mostly made up of water) may not get the nutrients it needs, so the brain’s information transmission system is damaged and people can tell if they are dehydrated by the color of their urine.
The final factor is a severe lack of sugar in the body, and if you eat a carbohydrate-rich meal a few hours ago (e.g. a pastry for breakfast, or a large sandwich for lunch, and a glass of sugary soda), when you have enough sugar in your body, your body will work overtime to store it as quickly as possible. At this point the body overcompensates and deprives the brain of its cravings for glucose. Typically, this will cause you to want to eat sugar around 3 p.m. and restart the cycle.
The best solution is to eat a high-protein, healthy fat and fiber-rich carbon hydrate breakfast or lunch, such as an egg with a berry, or a large vegetable salad with chicken, to avoid fluctuations in the body’s blood sugar index, these types of meals will also provide other essential nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, omega-3 fats. this keeps the brain running at full speed.
The keck Institute neuroscientist and author of the New York Times bestseller “Organized Minds” and the forthcoming book” “Successful Aging: Neuroscientists Explore the Power and Potential of Our Lives.”
Brain fog is usually caused by certain drowsy parts of the brain, with thousands of special-purpose processing modules in the brain, part of it working, although brain fog can also be caused by drugs, sleep deprivation, brain disease and Alzheimer’s disease, in which case it may not be just your brain temporarily offline. It may be a permanent or chronic condition caused by a pathological disorder of brain tissue. (Ye Ding Cheng)