Brain Fog After Covid Linked to Blood Clots
A new study suggests that blood clots in the brain or the lungs may be a cause of some of the long-term symptoms of Covid-19, including brain fog and fatigue.
The study, which was published in the journal Nature Medicine, looked at data from 1,837 people who had been admitted to the hospital with Covid-19. The researchers found that those who had higher levels of two blood proteins, fibrinogen and D-dimer, were more likely to experience cognitive problems six months after their infection.
Fibrinogen is a protein that helps blood clot, and D-dimer is a fragment of a protein that is released when a blood clot breaks down. The researchers believe that these proteins may be involved in the formation of blood clots in the brain or lungs, which could lead to brain fog and fatigue.
The study's findings are still preliminary, and more research is needed to confirm the link between blood clots and long Covid. However, the study provides a new clue about the possible causes of this debilitating condition.
If you have experienced long Covid, talk to your doctor about your symptoms. There are no specific treatments for long Covid, but your doctor may be able to recommend ways to manage your symptoms.
Here are some tips for managing brain fog:
Get enough sleep.
Eat a healthy diet.
Talk to a therapist or counselor.
If you are concerned about your long Covid symptoms, talk to your doctor. They can help you develop a treatment plan that is right for you.