Menopause can affect memory

Menopause and memory loss

Memory loss affects most people in one way or another. More often than not, it is a momentary memory lapse; nothing to worry about – it happens to the best of us. However, when memory lapses become a regular occurrence, it is wise to dig a little deeper and seek medical advice.

Women approaching menopause often complain of memory loss and an inability to concentrate. Misplaced car keys, skipped appointments, and forgotten birthdays, but these memory lapses are a normal symptom of menopause. It is mostly associated with low levels of estrogen and with high stress levels. 

Symptoms of Memory Lapses

The primary symptom of memory lapses is the inability to recall information at will; but, there are other secondary symptoms of memory lapses as well.

  • Trouble concentrating.
  • Forgetting a recent event and remembering it later.
  • “Fuzzy” thinking.

Once a woman is able to recognize that she is having memory lapses, it can be extremely useful to learn about how and why they happen.

Causes of Memory Lapses

Hormonal Causes

Several factors can collaborate to create memory lapses in women going through menopause. But like many other menopausal symptoms, memory lapses are caused largely by hormonal imbalance. Memory lapses can also be a compound of other menopausal symptoms that affect a woman’s concentration level and mental retention. Certain risk factors or lifestyle choices may increase women’s chances of experiencing memory lapses as well.

Memory lapses are commonly experienced by women undergoing the period leading up to menopause. As a woman approaches menopause, certain hormonal levels in the body decrease. These diminishing levels of hormones, particularly estrogen, have myriad effects on a woman´s body and mind.

In the case of memory lapses, estrogen plays a special key role. It has a large effect on the functions of the brain and influences language skills, mood, attention, and a number of other functions, including memory. Estrogen is directly linked to verbal word fluency (the ability to remember names and words). It´s no wonder then that as a woman´s estrogen levels begin to drop, her memory may suffer.

Risk Factors

Although decreases in hormones such as estrogen are the most common cause of memory lapses for women going through menopause, there are other risk factors that could have an effect on the likelihood of experiencing this frustrating symptom.

  • Excessive amounts of alcohol.
  • Some medications (sleeping pills, antidepressants, blood pressure and heart medications, pain killers, tranquilizers).
  • Vitamin deficiencies.
  • Poor diet.
  • Lack of sleep.
  • Excessive workload.

Counteract or prevent Menopausal Memory Lapses

The Manna Menopause Support supplement will help to boost your estrogen levels the natural way. This product is packed with phyto-estrogens (plant based estrogens).

This product can safely be taken by any woman, especially when you near the menopausal phase or if you are already in this phase.

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