Perimenopause and Brain Fog|Memory and Hormones

Perimenopause and Brain Fog: What You Need to Know About Memory and Hormones

perimenopause and brain fogPerimenopause brings about interesting symptoms. If you’re like many women going through the change of life and are having these symptoms, you may be having trouble remembering your keys, your appointments or even why you walked into a room. This is because memory loss can be a symptom of perimenopause. This might leave you wondering about what the underlying causes of memory loss during perimenopause are and what you can do about it.

Memory loss as a result perimenopause has received a lot of attention in the media lately. From Shelley Emling on the Huffington Post to a recent article in Scientific American reporting on a recent study that documents memory loss during menopause, this issue has been highlighted many times. And to a relief of a great many women who are experiencing this! But what causes the memory loss in the first place?

During perimenopause, your estrogen levels drop. When this happens, the neurotransmitters in your brain that are influenced by estrogen are affected. The decline in estrogen affects dopamine, serotonin, and GABA ~ important neurotransmitters that regulate mood, thinking and memory. Your ability to manage stress is even influenced by these neurotransmitters.

Take our neurotransmitter evaluation here.connections between these systems can be referred to as the HPA axis – Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Adrenal axis. That’s a mouthful just to say that your nerves and your hormones influence each other.  When your neurotransmitter levels are low, your body needs to call on your adrenal glands for assistance. Therefore, adrenal stress can also contribute to memory problems during perimenopause.
I have found that doing a neurotransmitter assessment on women who are struggling with perimenopause symptoms can help to target therapy, which can lead to great improvements with issues of memory and of foggy thinking.

If you’re struggling with memory, your mood and foggy thinking, then schedule an appointment now.
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