Even mild COVID-19 infection can lead to cognitive alterations and brain shrinkage, researchers report. The findings could help explain the brain changes that contribute to long-COVID.
Carnosic acid, a compound found in the herb rosemary, can block the interaction with the COVID-19 SARS_CoV_2 spike protein and ACE2, the protein receptor the virus uses to gain access into cells. The compound appears to have anti-inflammatory effects and has previously been associated with a reduction in Alzheimer's symptoms.
Patients who experienced cognitive impairments, or brain fog, following COVID-19 infection had abnormalities in their cerebrospinal fluid. Researchers say the overstimulation of the immune system as a result of COVID may be the cause of cognitive deficits.
Preliminary new findings are raising concerns about the long-term effect of mild COVID-19 infection on neurological health and cognition.
Many patients report symptoms of "brain fog" and confusion as a result of COVID-19 infection. Researchers report inflammatory molecules in the cerebral spinal fluid could be the cause of brain fog associated with coronavirus. Anti-inflammatory drugs, such as steriods, could help alleviate the symptoms of COVID brain.
People who experience "brain fog" and other neurological problems following COVID-19 infection may be suffering from PTSD, researchers report.
Inflammation appears to have a negative impact on attention and cognition.
A new study reveals probiotic use can result in a significant accumulation of bacteria in the small intestine. Researchers say the bacterial accumulation can result in brain fogginess and significant belly bloating.