Functional medicine and its approach towards brain fog

Unlike allopathy medicine that is effective in treating acute disorders, and for instant relief, if you want to get rid of your chronic sufferings once and for all, chiropractic and functional medicine have taken over the world of Alternative medicine is offering relief to innumerable people suffering from pain and illnesses for years. 

In this article. Let us focus mainly on functional medicine and how it can address issues of brain fog. The write-up will cover the following topics, namely, 

  1. Functional medicine – Know the hallmarks
  2. Application of FM in the clinical field
  3. What is brain fog?
  4. Causes of brain fog
  5. How does functional medicine address the issue?

Let us take each sub-topic one by one. 

1. Functional medicine – Know the hallmarks

The FM professionals usually spend a lot of time with their patients in contrast to the allopathy doctors. The degree of evaluating the condition of the patient goes beyond just symptoms and also extends to the kind of lifestyle the patient leads, prior ailments, old habits, environmental factors, and most importantly, genetics. Also, as compared to conventional medical examination, FM evaluation is more analytical and consistent.

2. Application of FM in the clinical field

Chiropractors usually believe that their patients suffer due to lifestyle disorders, and if addressed, the ailment can be reversed. However, as mentioned above, not only is a lifestyle, environmental factors taken into account, but the new line of treatment is essentially patient-centric and aligned in accordance with the principles of science. As such, FM and chiropractors know exactly how to address the issue and the extent to which the changes can take place. 

3. What is brain fog?

Brain fog manifests itself either as an isolated symptom or a combination of more than the symptoms below-

  • Forgetting things
  • Difficulty in focusing 
  • Not being able to concentrate on daily activities
  • Lacking mental clarity
  • Suffering from confusion the reason of which you cannot explain

A lot many people find it extremely difficult to lead a normal life owing to the above conditions. For such ailments, opting forActive Edge Chiropractic and Functional Medicine is perhaps your best bet. 

4. Causes of brain fog

The causes of brain fog are many. It can be due to intestinal problems, imbalance in blood sugar levels, ingesting heavy metals, hormonal imbalance, sleep apnea, and sleep difficulties, contracting mold, and having any kind of infection in the body. 

As far as digestive problems are concerned, the causes include dysbiosis, a condition in which you will not have the bacteria in optimum proportion in the gut. Also, there is a close connection between your gut and brain and vice versa. 

If the blood sugar levels are not proper, either too low or too high, it can cause brain fog. Insulin resistance can contribute to brain fog. 

Heavy metals like mercury and aluminum, lead can cause brain fog as it impacts nerve cells. Also, hormonal imbalances of the thyroid, melatonin, adrenal can lead to inflammation in the brain, and normal functions become haywire.

If you are suffering from sleep apnea, it can result in this condition. 

5. How does functional medicine address the issue?

Functional medicine will attempt to get to the root of the cause and start treatment accordingly so that the underlying cause is addressed and not just the symptoms. 

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