Have you ever experienced brain fog?
Brain fog is a condition that’s defined as a state in which a person finds herself unable to concentrate, is irritable, tired, and with a generalised sense that something’s not right.
Women who go through this describe the feeling as outside of their normal. It might feel as when you are dreaming, being slightly disconnected to what is going on around you, yet knowing that you are not dreaming. You are not able to concentrate no matter how much effort you put into it. You might say you have “brain fatigue”…
If you don’t know about hormone imbalances symptoms, it can be difficult to make the connection between the brain fog and imbalanced hormones as the problem.
Many women who have experienced trouble with their hormones understand something is going on but they’re not sure what the root cause could be. It could be caused by your hormones being imbalanced. Why? When the levels are too high or too low, it can cause brain fog.
The condition can also cause agitation. Some common symptoms of brain fog associated with a hormone imbalance include feeling too tired to engage in normal activities, unexplained anger or other emotions, difficulty thinking things through, inability to recall certain events, headaches, and insomnia.
If the underlying cause of brain fog isn’t treated, it can lead to anxiety and even depression. While a mild hormonal imbalance won’t show any symptoms at first, as the imbalance continues, it will – because your hormones regulate everything from your physical health to your emotional health.
Several hormones work together to keep your mind clear and prevent brain fog. If even one of them isn’t within normal levels, it creates an impact on your ability to mentally function.
Cortisol is one of these hormones that can wreak havoc on cognitive abilities, but serotonin is also a factor – as is dopamine. When these hormones aren’t working well, you become sluggish, sad and stay in a state of emotional upheaval.
These hormones need unity among their levels. Some people believe that when one hormone fails to maintain a healthy level that the other hormones will kick in and pick up the slack, but health practitioners know that simply isn’t true.
When one hormone gets out of balance, it creates a domino effect and the other hormones will follow suit. If you’re a woman who lives with a lot of stress, this can cause a cortisol imbalance.
That affects dopamine and serotonin (how you feel emotionally) as well as other hormones (for example fertility hormones). If you’re experiencing brain fog and you know you’ve been dealing with stress lately, then you’re going to want to address your stress. You might want to have your cortisol level tested, though at that stage I wouldn’t say it’s necessary. Stress is often the first piece of the puzzle that my clients and I work on addressing. After that, it becomes easier to get a clear picture as to what needs addressing next.
In addition to cortisol causing brain fog, other hormones that can cause this symptom are hormones produced by your thyroid as well as your adrenals. If addressing stress doesn’t help within a couple of weeks to a month, further testing might be helpful. Once testing is done, you will have a clearer picture as to what hormonal imbalances you are dealing with. There are many available natural solutions that you can use to restore your body to its healthy levels.
You just discovered how brain fog is a symptom from hormonal imbalance.
However, a word of warning – just knowing where the brain fog is coming from is not giving you the solutions to solve it.
That’s because the key is to take action and implement solutions . And that’s why I encourage you to check out Optimise Your Health And Balance Your Hormones For Summer and then start implementing the solutions I share within right away. Because the sooner you do, the sooner you’ll start enjoying optimised health and harmonised hormones!
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