How to Manage Menopausal Memory Problems
Menopause and memory loss can go hand-in-hand. Both memory and concentration can be affected during menopause - many women will find themselves in a room with absolutely no idea what they went in there for, and this isn’t just down to old age.
Although our memory capacity naturally declines as we age, finding yourself becoming forgetful in your 40s or 50s won’t always be down to age.
Speak to your doctor if you’re concerned about your memory problems, to rule out anything more serious, but if you are experiencing ‘brain fog’ alongside changes to your periods, mood swings and hot flushes, it’s likely that you’re in menopause.
But why does the end of your natural fertility affect your memory too? And is there a way to manage this to keep you feeling on top form?
Why Can Menopause Cause Memory Loss?
During menopause, your body’s oestrogen levels drop, causing a significant shift in your hormonal balance. This can have a huge impact on your brain, which is why many women no longer feel like themselves in menopause.
The decline in oestrogen can massively affect your psychology, sending your emotions all over the place and causing you to become forgetful or have difficulties concentrating.
Scientists believe that oestrogen may play a role in helping to send signals to the parts of the brain that are involved in memory regulation and information processing. So, when oestrogen levels change, ‘brain fog’ can occur. This may be why some women experience ‘baby brain’ during and after pregnancy, and why memory problems can arise during menopause.
While it may be reassuring to know that memory loss affects many women in menopause, this doesn’t necessarily make it any easier to deal with. You need your memory to be on top form so you can perform at your best at work, so you can keep up with conversations, and so you can continue to function in your everyday activities.
So, how can you manage menopausal memory loss in order to carry on functioning at your best throughout menopause?
Can You Take Supplements for Memory Loss During Menopause?
There are natural menopause supplements available that are designed to support you with normal psychological function, with Femarelle® Recharge containing vitamin B6 to help regulate your hormonal activity alongside soy derivative DT56a, to keep you feeling on top form.
Supplements could help you to manage a range of menopause symptoms - when you’ve got a better hold on your fatigue, night sweats and mood swings too, your mind should seem a little clearer, allowing you to feel more like yourself.
If you are concerned about your memory declining even further as you get older, speak to your GP, and try to make the time for activities that give your mind a workout. Focusing on learning a new skill or getting stuck into a puzzle book will help to keep your mind active and agile.
Supplements can fit easily into your life though, with those from Femarelle® designed to be taken as part of a healthy lifestyle. Explore the full range here.