Brain fog and fatigue are extremely common in patients with celiac disease and gluten intolerance. Quite often, these symptoms persist even after the long-term compliance with gluten-free and other elimination diets.
The triggering mechanisms for the fatigue and brain fog can be divided in several categories:
- Mechanisms related to subclinical adrenal insufficiency
- Mechanisms related to intestinal dysbiosis (abnormal gut microorganisms) and yeast (Candida albicans) overgrowth
- Mechanisms related to malabsorbtion of vitamin and minerals (for example, iron deficiency) and depletion of certain nutrients (for example, coenzyme Q10, creatine) contributing to normal functioning of mitochondria
- Mechanisms related to abnormalities in urea cycle and ineffective elimination of ammonia from the bloodstream
The specific therapy of fatigue and brain fog depends on which mechanism you are experiencing.