Having a foggy brain may be sign something is wrong - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

5/19/10

Having a foggy brain may be sign something is wrong

By Karin McCay| email

Edited by Kristin Beerman | email 

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) – You've heard people say my brain is foggy, everybody gets that feeling of confusion now and then.  Most of the time it's no big deal, but sometimes there's a reason and that momentary foggy feeling is a clue.  Dr. John Moon says brain fog can be a symptom of a lot of things, including low thyroid, high blood pressure, sleep apnea or depression. 

"When patients come in, they have a hard time explaining exactly what they're feeling, but it's usually being unfocused, having a hard time concentrating at work, being tired," said Dr. Moon, a family physician.

Dr. Moon says many people are relieved to find a reason for their lack of concentration, which may be traced to a poor diet and lack of exercise.  He says the bottom line is: if your symptoms are new or if they worry you, check with your doctor, because clearing the fog might be as easy as taking a pill for some underlying medical condition.

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