Brain Fog in Lyme Disease: What is it?
There are two kinds of brain fog in Lyme disease. Some people have both forms.
- The first kind is a feeling or sensation of cloudiness or fogginess of the head.
- The second type is a problem with brain function where a person cannot think. People with thinking problems usually can have problems with short term memory, confusion, poor attention, word finding, or concentration.
Brain fog that is a sensation of cloudiness or fogginess is due to a build up of cytokine inflammation chemicals and another chemical made in brain infections called quinolinic acid. It can also be due to a build up of toxins in the blood from mold or yeast overgrowth in the intestines.
The poor brain function type of Lyme disease is due to
- direct effect of Lyme and the coinfection bartonella, or
- toxins from Lyme, mold, or yeast overgrowth in the intestines.
Use this written and video article to improve brain fog in Lyme disease by
- treating infections,
- lowering cytokines and quinolinic acid,
- repairing nerve injury
- and fixing mitochondria cell energy factories.