Brain Fog

Brain Fog

Brain Fog services offered in Herndon, VA

Brain fog can become so persistent and frustrating that it lowers self-esteem, destroys motivation, and makes it impossible to complete daily tasks. Noosha Shambayati, NMD, and the team at ANS Healing have helped many people overcome their brain fog, restore optimal cognitive function, and regain the energy they need to stay alert and active. To get compassionate care for brain fog, request an appointment online or call the office in Herndon and Ashburn, Virginia, today.  

Brain Fog Q & A

What is brain fog?

Brain fog refers to feeling mentally fuzzy or like your brain is moving slowly and can’t focus. You may be forgetful, struggle to recall recent memories, or find you just can’t follow the current conversation.

Your brain fog may last for hours, weeks, months, or even years, depending on the underlying cause.

Root causes of brain fog:

Brain fog often occurs if you’re overly stressed or don’t get enough sleep. You can also develop brain fog as a result of numerous health conditions. A few examples include:

  • Underactive thyroid
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Nutrient deficiencies
  • Chronic fatigue syndrome
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Candida infections
  • Autoimmune diseases
  • COVID (and other viral infections)
  • Hormone imbalances (including menopause)
  • Depression (and other mental health disorders)

You may notice slow brain processing and cognitive problems if you take certain medications. Some of the top culprits are:

  • Anti-anxiety medications
  • Tricyclic antidepressants
  • Antipsychotics
  • Mood stabilizers
  • Cholesterol-lowering medications
  • Anti-seizure medications
  • Narcotic pain killers
  • Parkinson’s medications
  • Hypertension medications

If you think a medication is causing your brain fog, don’t stop taking it until you meet with Dr. Noosha so she can help balance your mind and body. 

What symptoms accompany brain fog?

In addition to the general lack of mental clarity, people with brain fog often experience:

  • Confusion
  • Fatigue
  • Headaches
  • Memory loss
  • Difficulty multitasking
  • Difficulty planning and organizing
  • Lack of motivation

Though brain fog affects your memory, it’s different from the problems associated with dementia. Memory loss caused by dementia significantly affects your ability to function and take care of daily tasks.

What type of wellness plan improves brain fog?

Dr. Noosha first determines the root cause of your brain fog. Because there are many possible causes, she takes time to explore your physical and mental health, lifestyle habits, and potential exposure to environmental toxins. This way, she can recommend an individualized wellness plan targeted to your specific needs. 

In addition to analyzing conventional blood panels in a functional manner, she runs advanced functional lab tests. Functional testing provides detailed information about cellular activity not revealed in standard lab tests.

In addition to using integrative therapies to heal the underlying condition, Dr. Noosha may recommend steps you can take that directly target brain fog. Your cognitive abilities may improve if you:

  • Practice brain exercises
  • Stay socially active
  • Avoid multitasking
  • Get regular exercise
  • Follow a healthy diet specific to you
  • Take dietary supplements
  • Improve your sleep habits
  • Engage in meditation and other relaxation techniques

You can overcome brain fog with natural therapies and lifestyle changes. To get started, call ANS Healing or book an appointment online today.

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Dr. Noosha, Natural Health
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