Medical causes and solutions for brain fog
Brain fog is an extremely common symptom of many types of medical issues. Sometimes it’s a result of the underlying condition; other times, it stems from treatment, says Dr Kaiser.
Many common medications, particularly sleeping pills and meds used to treat mental illnesses, can cause your brain to feel fuzzy or unclear.
If you’ve recently started a new medication or changed the dose, that may be the cause of your problem.
Always tell your doctor about all of the medications you take – that goes for both prescription and over-the-counter drugs.
An inability to concentrate and mental fuzziness are signs of both menopause and andropause, says Hafeez.
Hormonal changes in your body directly affect your brain and its ability to function, particularly in women.
“Oestrogen levels contribute to memory and other brain processes, and when oestrogen levels lessen, occasional lapses in the brain can occur,” she says.
This also explains “pregnancy brain,” the type of brain fog that gestating women often experience.