Experts are yet to find out the exact reasons why COVID-19 affects our brain cells, but there are several theories that are believed to play an essential role.
Severe infection: As per researchers, in severe cases, the virus may enter the central nervous system (brain and spinal cord) and cause infection. During studies, they have been able to find the virus’s genetic material in the spinal fluid.
Overactive immune system: Another reason could be an overwhelmed immune system due to COVID-19. Fighting the virus in the body may lead to inflammation which can harm the tissue and organs.
Changes in your body: Another theory suggests that physical changes in your body due to COVID-19 like high fevers, low oxygen levels, or organ failures increases the risk for brain complications. Over time, it could lead to delirium or even coma.
Just like your physical health, it is important to take care of your brain health post-COVID for overall recovery. Taking a few steps may help to reduce the effect and rebuild your neurological health. Here are five things you can do to boost your brain health: