Tuesday, 28 June 2016
03:34:07 AM (GMT)
Have you ever walked into a store and completely forgotten what you were supposed to
buy? Or have you ever just found yourself blankly sitting at your work desk and
wondering what task you have to do? This feeling of being washed out, of not being
able to remember a single thing or experiencing the kind of situation that is like a
partial memory loss are all symptoms of a brain fog. In some the effects are mild but
in some the brain becomes so foggy that it becomes difficult even to remember one’s
name. Let us now see why this happens.
Reason behind brain fog
Though the reason behind a brain fog can be many such as stress, depression, too much
of work pressure and insomnia, if you are experiencing brain fog for some time now
and it has become a part of your daily routine, then you are better off getting a
thyroid test done. Experiencing brain fog has a direct relation to thyroid imbalance.
You will find it difficult to focus and concentrate no matter how hard you try, if
you are experiencing brain fog due to thyroid imbalance.
Mechanism of thyroid imbalance and why it leads to brain fog
Thyroid problems can be the result of either hyperthyroidism, an overactive thyroid
gland or hypothyroidism, an underactive thyroid gland. Brain fog is caused by the
latter, which is when the thyroid glands function less leading to an imbalance which
is known to affect multiple organs in your body. Hypothyroidism leads to the
production of fewer hormones by the thyroid glands and in turn causes several
neurological diseases. Due to insufficient hormones, the brain starts working very
slow, thereby delaying all the processes of thinking, memorizing and recapitulating.
How critical is it?
Many doctors fail to diagnose this brain fog correctly. Though it is not their fault
as thyroid is tad bit difficult to diagnose and the reports mostly show negative,
what is important is not to lose hope and figure out the root cause. Most people when
experiencing brain fog are diagnose with depression or stress but it takes much more
to cure brain fog than just anti depressants, Especially if you are suffering from
thyroid imbalance unknowingly. Brain is the central and most important organ of the
human body. Therefore keeping it healthy is extremely necessary. Always get yourself
tested for thyroid imbalance whenever you feel foggy.
Some natural treatments
Only taking thyroid medicines won’t be of any help if you want to feel mentally
healthy faster. Here are some ways in which you can lessen the symptoms faster.
•Detoxify the gut. This is important as the gut and the brain have a direct
connection. Eat easily digestible food and also food that builds up the immune system
such as bone broth by boiling the bones and skin of goats, hens and cows.
•Always get proper sleep and exercise. This one is a no brainer and is essential
all throughout your life.
•Go gluten free if you can as the absence of gluten has amazing healing properties
for the brain and the body.
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