COVID-19 patients are developing ‘brain fog.’ But what does that mean?

October 30, 2020 at 10:00

Sutton is one of these people, although she says COVID-19 has made her brain fog even worse.
Now in her early thirties, she started experiencing brain fog as a child as the result of a genetic condition — a hypermobility spectrum disorder.
One of these symptoms is brain fog, and it's one of the least understood.
In August, Iadecola published an article reviewing the effects COVID-19 appears to have on the nervous system, including the brain.
Cases of “brain fog” after milder cases of COVID-19 are even more baffling, he said.
Patients with ME experience extreme tiredness, chronic pain, and brain fog.
Even so, it’s unclear what really causes ME, let alone its brain fog.
But she knows that isn’t the case for so many with ME and brain fog.
Endometriosis, which causes tissue like that which lines the uterus normally to accumulate in other areas of the body, is sometimes associated with brain fog.
It's also unclear if brain fog in different conditions is actually the same, since brain fog is a generic term that can refer to a whole host of cognitive symptoms.
Sutton said that ultimately what she hopes for is understanding of how serious brain fog can be.
Brain fog symptoms are too often dismissed, she said, even by doctors.
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