COVID-19 attacks brain cells that have resulted in longer term brain damage. This blog covers some general tips as well as what doctors are now studying the Neurological impacts. Patients who are suffering this level of brain injury is very difficult. This article covers “brain fog” where patients can not remember what they did earlier. But bigger than fog, is severe infection from Sepsis, strokes, and other neurological disorders.
Recent study found Covids viral attack grows 10 times faster in lungs, but does more damage to the human brain. Many experience what they describe as a Brain Fog that affects their cognitive capabilities. Covid affects everyone differently.
I am a Long Hauler with Cognitive Impairment: I studied Inflammation to try to approach the issues and frustrations of Migraines, Dizziness, Exhaustion, and inability to do certain tasks or process information.
After receiving my first COVID Vaccine (Pfizer), I have noticed a marked reduction of the volume, intensity and number of symptoms. One of the greater gains, is an improvement of my cognitive function. I write this, this week, as I have experienced migraines and cognitive impairment that I would describe as far greater than the inconvienence of “brain fog”. For me it seemed my ability to do certain types of tasks that normally would be no problem, would be impossible.
How I experienced the cognitive function issue:
Brain Fog: General Information
Covid triggers an Inflammatory response (Cytokine storm) impacts the cell membranes of the brain, causing significant damage. Harvard health has studied as well as the interview with Neuroscientist, Kristen Willeheumer shared things that can make a difference in general, are highlighted here when dealing with a natural response:
- Brain Health Practices
- Calming Inflammation
- Clean Diet (Meditteranean Diet) – olive oil, fruits and vegetables, nuts and beans, and whole grains improve thinking, memory. and brain health.
- Proper Hydration
- Slow, steady aerobic exercise/activity.
- Vitamin D to support your immune
- Vitamin C
- Reduce Stress
- Lifestyle choices
- Weight Loss
- Proper sleep helps clean toxins and restore concentration capabilities
- Maintain interests and social interaction to improve thinking and sense of wellness.
The challenge is that some people experience the Covid Long Haul Symptoms to such a point where it accelerates the affect, damaging the brain. We still do not understand how to fully address those whose symptoms are more extreme. How do you recover the brain when the impact is so extreme?
Encephalopathy is the general term that refers to the damaged or diseased human brain. Reachers are studying EEG and MRIs for the Neurological impacts to Covid induced brain damage. The case studies included more of the Covid Impacted Neurological patients who suffered seizures, delirrium, movement disorders,
A recent Columbia University study found that although Covid does not directly infect the brain, the inflammation triggered by the impats coronavirus in other parts of the body or in the brain’s blood vessels may have caused the neurologic abnormalities. The root cause of this is suggested to by related to the adverse affects of hypoxia (reduced oxygen levels), triggering the impacts that damaged the brain.
University of Massachusetts has begun to study the more extreme cases of Covid Cases with brain damage to see if it contributes to Alzheimers or Dementia.