Being in pain is a real pain, especially when that pain is accompanied by a brain fog. Anyone with fibromyalgia understands this. While fibromyalgia can’t be cured, there are medications that can manage it.
Fibromyalgia, a chronic disorder that causes musculoskeletal pain and other issues related to sleep, memory, fatigue, and overall mood, is often accompanied by a brain fog, also known as a fibro fog.
For those that prefer natural alternatives to ease their symptoms, Healthcare Solutions is the provider you can trust to get you the products you need to help you prevent fogginess.
What Does a Fibro Fog Do?
We rely heavily on our memory for everything, but a fibro fog can affect both long-term and short-term memory.
Chronic pain causes the fibro fog. A person will then struggle with words and the recall of general information, including places and objects. The pain and the fogginess also make it hard to concentrate, making everyday tasks like having a conversation almost impossible to do.
Why Does Chronic Pain Cause a Fibro Fog?
Very often, the more pain you have, the harder it is to use your memory. The reason for this is that the mind can become over-stressed with the presence of pain signals. It’s unable to rest, which prevents it from adapting to the current moment.
For example, if you have chronic pain and are trying to listen to what someone is saying, your mind can’t retain the new information. It’s too busy dealing with the pain.
There are ways to reduce this fog cloud and get back to feeling like yourself.
Exercise & Yoga
You’ve probably heard this before: getting the right amount of exercise per week releases endorphins in your mind and makes you happy. But exercise also increases production of the brain derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF). BDNF is responsible for the survival of nerve cells and the activity that occurs between them, resulting in better mental capabilities, as well as reduced depression and anxiety.
According to a 2019 survey, only 21% of Canadians practice yoga. That’s one in five people. More people should be engaging in yoga because no matter what type you choose to practice, yoga has many benefits for the mind and body. There are classes designed for specific age groups. If you’re a senior with reduced mobility, you can still do yoga if you find the right instructor and class.
Yoga strengthens muscles, which will contribute to your exercise regime. You can do a yoga session that focuses on a certain set of muscles or has an even balance to cover the whole body. Yoga also promotes mindfulness that enables improved concentration.
You shouldn’t have to deal with pain or a brain fog, so let our experts help you in getting more pain-free and clear days.
Fibromyalgia Pain-Relief Products
At Healthcare Solutions, we care about your wellbeing, so we offer a wide range of products to assist with health conditions, including exercise equipment, fibromyalgia products, pain therapy supplies, and more. We encourage you to speak with our customer service or a healthcare professional to ensure that you’re using the right products.