When is Memory Loss a Problem?
Forgetfulness is not just an inevitable part of getting older, but often a symptom of hormonal imbalance. The occasional forgotten name is nothing to worry about, but when your loss of memory affects your day to day life, it may be indicative of an underlying problem. Memory loss in women associated with unbalanced hormones manifests itself in various ways. Many women experience difficulty remembering how to do routine tasks. For instance; following a recipe, forgetting where you parked your car, losing your train of thought mid-sentence, or forgetting the reason you walked into a room.
Experiencing loss of memory, foggy thinking, and difficulty concentrating all point to a hormonal imbalance. These types of memory lapses affect your short term memory and can often improve with bioidentical hormone replacement therapy.
What Causes Memory Loss?
When a woman's hormones are functioning normally, estrogen levels help regulate cortisol levels which affect the function of neurotransmitters (chemicals used for communication) in your brain. As estrogen levels decline, as is common in perimenopause, the estrogen no longer properly controls the cortisol. As a result, neurotransmitters begin to malfunction, creating these lapses in memory.
Often, women begin to notice memory loss in perimenopause when the production of hormones begins to decrease naturally. This hormonal imbalance causes symptoms including fatigue, insomnia and depression.
Foggy thinking and lapses in memory in women are common symptomsof suffering from hormonal imbalances. This memory loss can be debilitating and frustrating, affecting every area of your life. The important thing to remember is that you are not losing your mind; your hormones are simply misfiring. Loss of memory is not just a part of life you have to tolerate; you can find relief from the symptoms and begin to lead a healthier and happier life.
A customized nutrition and supplement plan, in conjunction with bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, and a fitness program may be the key to clearing up your foggy thinking. Contact the BodyLogicMD bioidentical hormone doctor nearest you to schedule an appointment and learn more about how hormone therapy can eliminate foggy thinking.