The Department of Medical Services warns of brain fatigue, a risk factor during working age. From working against time, try Covid, which results in decreased brain function, inability to concentrate, slower thinking, and easy forgetfulness.
Dr. Weerawut Imsamran, Deputy Director-General of the Department of Medical Services, revealed that in the present era society must be more competitive. Working with a race against time It makes you less likely to take care of your health. As a result, working people often have to face illness. It interferes with living life, career, and social interaction.
However, if physical illnesses are not counted, there are also mental and nervous system illnesses, especially memory problems that are getting worse. which should normally be found in the elderly but also occurs in the working age This creates concern about whether or not they will develop dementia at a young age. This condition is called brain fatigue or brain fog
Symptoms include worsening short-term memory problems. Deteriorated concentration, unable to focus on anything It has lasted for so long that it often results in a decrease in working and planning skills. This makes it often clearly found during working age. which requires quite a lot of thinking skills and memory When in doubt about this condition You should see a doctor to evaluate the cause.
Dr. Thanin Wechachapinan, Director Neurological Institute Added that The causes of this condition are different from memory problems in the elderly. This is a cause that can be fixed unlike dementia, for example.
1. Stress from work A lot of workload and not enough rest Lack of time to relax and socialize
2. Psychiatric conditions Especially depression, which is more common nowadays. Depression is often characterized by short-term memory impairment.
3. Many physical diseases such as hormonal abnormalities, anemia, malnutrition, diabetes, high blood pressure. Migraine headaches, etc.
4. Use of certain drugs such as alcoholism, sleeping pills, antihistamines, certain painkillers, etc.
Currently, there are reports of this condition being found. In more patients after recovering from COVID-19, it is classified as a neurological symptom found in the Long COVID syndrome group, which requires further study.
For those who suspect this condition, you can observe the symptoms yourself that you have a short memory problem. Lack of concentration to the point of interfering with daily life, working, or socializing Including friends and close people It may be noticed from the acutely deteriorating working conditions that are clearly evident from before.
Patients should see a doctor to evaluate symptoms, causes, and treatment. The principles of treatment will focus on correcting the cause, such as treating physical illnesses well. Refrain from using drugs and addictive substances. Treat depression Get enough rest. Eat nutritious food Exercise regularly It will help both treat and prevent this condition.
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