Remember this Ladies: New Study Finds Memory Loss and Menopause is Real
Physicians of the BodyLogicMD Network offer Scientific Solutions to Hormone Imbalance
May, 2013 - Memory loss? Brain fog? For women over 40, it’s not your imagination. A new study unveils conclusive evidence that menopause is not only linked with hot flashes and mood swings, but memory loss as well. In fact, as many as 62 percent of women are affected by menopausal memory loss and the loss is not a subsequent result of classic symptoms, like poor sleep or depression, but an independent symptom of its own.
Women dealing with perimenopause and menopause don’t have to live with memory loss or any of the other symptoms associated with this shift of hormones. Dr. Jen Landa, Chief Medical Officer of BodyLogicMD, a national network of physicians who specialize in hormone imbalance, explains how women can identify the early signs of menopause and get treatment before significant damage occurs. “Routine testing is imperative to monitoring and treating hormone imbalances. Starting around age 30, get tested to establish a baseline of your hormone levels. Continue testing every 3 to 5 years and address changes with your doctor. Hot flashes definitely affect your life, but untreated memory issues can be detrimental to your well-being.”
Lyrae Swaim began experiencing memory loss in her mid-forties and never thought to link it to menopause. “I was actually worried about Alzheimer’s. But, because I was experiencing other symptoms, I went to see Dr. Landa and discovered my hormones were declining.” She recalls, “The tests showed I was heading into menopause hormonally. Under Dr. Landa’s care, I made changes to my diet and pursued hormone therapy. Almost suddenly, the fog lifted and I could remember things again, like where I parked my car and my kids’ birth dates – things I never want to forget.”
The physicians of the BodyLogicMD network treat symptoms of menopause and andropause with bioidentical hormone therapy. Every treatment plan begins with extensive lab testing to determine the specific needs of each patient and is then designed to treat or prevent hormone imbalances that contribute to aging and disease.
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