Aug 10, 2022

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What is Covid-19 ‘brain fog’?

Is your thinking less sharp or do you have problems with memory and concentration after recovering from Covid-19? You may be experiencing something called “brain fog”.

According toWorld Health Organization, “brain fog” is one of the neurological symptoms of “Long Covid”.

” Common symptoms of the post-Covid condition, or Long Covid, include shortness of breath and cognitive dysfunction, which affects people call brain fog, as well as fatigue. These are the three most common.

“However, more than 200 symptoms have been reported in patients. This list is quite long. Other symptoms that patients may experience include chest pain, difficulty speaking, anxiety or depression, muscle aches, fever, loss of smell and taste,” said the organization’s chief of clinical management, Dr. Janet Diaz.

How does Covid-19 affect the brain?

Cases show patients with Covid-19 can suffer from brain disorders such as confusion, unconsciousness, seizures, stroke, loss of smell and taste, headache, difficulty concentrating and behavior changes.

According to theNational Institute for Communicable Diseases Patients who contract Covid-19 may experience damage to their lungs, heart, and brain, but other organs in the body may also be affected and this can be multiplied of symptoms.

“Long Covid can be a consequence of damage caused by the body’s immune response to the virus during the initial illness, a as well as the damage caused by caused by the virus itself. However, there is not enough evidence yet and we do not fully understand why people get sick with Covid for a long time,” the institute said.

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