You are constantly forgetting things. It cannot be old-age.
Memory lapses can be unsettling, to say the least. You might only forget small, almost irrelevant things at first. But what happens when you forget about something really important?
What are menopausal memory lapses?
Memory is the mental capacity to retain and recall facts, events, impressions, and previous experiences. This means that memory lapses are then episodes or periods that you cannot retain or recall information.
Menopausal memory lapses rarely affect the long-term memory. It is more to do with short-term memory and recent memory.
The memory lapses are usually described as leaving the women with “foggy memory” or “drawing a blank”
What are the symptoms of memory lapses?
The main symptom of memory lapses is the inability to recall information at will. But there are other symptoms that can also be a sign of memory lapses.
- Having difficulty concentrating.
- Forgetting a recent event and only remembering it later.
- Fuzzy thinking and drawing a blank.
But why do they happen…
What are the causes of Memory Lapses?
Although there are several factors that can contribute to menopausal memory lapses, the main cause is hormonal imbalance.
As with most menopause-related problems, the main hormone that affects memory lapses is estrogen. When the estrogen levels start to decrease during menopause, it can start to affect your concentration level and mental retention. It can also have physical effects on a woman’s body.
The reason decreased estrogen levels cause memory problems is because estrogen plays a key role in effecting certain functions of the brain. Estrogen influences our writing and language skills, our mood, attention span, and other factors relating to our memory and mental capacity.
Estrogen is also directly linked to our verbal word fluency, which is the ability to remember things like names, numbers, or words.
This makes it much easier to understand why a decrease in estrogen levels can cause your memory to turn a bit foggy.
How can I treat menopausal memory lapses?
In most cases, menopausal memory lapses are not a permanent problem. There are ways that you can prevent or treat these memory lapses.
It is recommended that you begin with simple lifestyle changes. These are of lower risk and usually less invasive. If need be, you can move on to more dramatic steps.
- Lifestyle changes for treating memory lapses:
Lifestyle changes can be implemented drastically, or gradually. You can make as many changes at a time as you feel comfortable with.
Here are some guidelines for lifestyle changes that are effective at improving your memory:
- Get a good exercise program. Try and combine cardio with strength training. Exercise at least 3 times a week, for 30-45 minutes a day.
- Cut back on refined carbohydrates, sugar, and sugary drinks. These can be some of the most dangerous foods when it comes to memory loss.
- A balanced diet, like the Manna Diet, including additions such as omega-3 fatty acids (like the Manna Omega-3 Fish Oil) is of the utmost importance to help a woman to concentrate.
- Fresh fruit and vegetables are important in order to obtain memory-boosting antioxidants and the vitamins B, C, D and E, all of which are important for proper mental function.
- Mental exercises and games, such as crossword puzzles and Sudoku, have been shown to improve memory.
- Getting enough, proper sleep also goes a long way in helping with memory.
- Alternative medicine
As the primary cause of memory lapses in menopausal women is a decrease in estrogen levels, generally the best way to manage this symptom is to address the fundamental hormonal imbalance. Natural supplements, like the Manna Menopause Support, can be a safe and effective treatment option, because it does not have the thread of cancer risk like the hormone replacement therapies.
The Manna Menopause Support was formulated with phyto-estrogens, soy isoflavones, calcium and vitamin D to help curb menopausal symptoms such as memory loss.
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