Menopause linked to forgetfulness - now where did I read that?
According to Forbes article published in January 2021 "Research published in Menopause, the journal of The North American Menopause Society (NAMS) said that, while it’s assumed that your cognitive ability changes over time, menopause may play a big factor in this."
For those of us that have experienced perimenopause and menopausal symptoms, we believe that things such as brain fog, forgetfulness, mood swings are associated with menopause so it is interesting to read that there is research that appears to confirm this. Although the article goes on to say that it is difficult to assess memory and focus because individuals experience menopause differently there is enough data to suggest that there is cognitive decline during this phase of women's lives but, Dr. Stephanie Faubion, NAMS medical director said in a statement, “Additional research is needed to confirm these findings and to identify the factors responsible for individual differences in cognitive changes.”
"Perimenopause and menopause have both physical and mental effects. 80% of people have reported experiencing some form of hot flash ( hot flush) making it one of the most common symptoms. Similarly, night sweats and mood changes have been linked to perimenopause. This can cause mental and emotional fatigue. "
Whatever the symptom, the fact is, those pesky hormones levels are changing and this results in all sorts of uncomfortable and sometimes debilitating symptoms.
If you want to understand more about what changes are going on, the symptoms you may experience, what simple changes you can make to your diet and lifestyle to aid your wellbeing, and to find ways of dealing with menopausal symptoms, then email me at firstname.lastname@example.org