Women who have the most hot flushes have the greatest problems with memory during menopause.
Women who have hot flushes during the menopause experience more memory problems, new research suggests.
The study, published in the journal Menopause, showed that there is a direct link between hot flushes and memory problems.
Researchers at the University of Illinois and North-western University in Chicago, U.S., tested the attention and recall of 68 women.
All of the participants were aged between 44 and 62 and each was experiencing at least 35 hot flushes a week.
Women who have hot flushes during the menopause experience more memory problems than those who do not.
The women were also asked to complete questionnaires about their menopause symptoms, mood and memory.
The results revealed that the women who had the most hot flushes performed worst on the memory test – and the worse the hot flushes, the longer the period of memory loss.
Researchers at the University of Rochester Medical Centre in New York found that fluctuating levels of female hormones can affect the memory.
People who are overweight, smoke, or drink heavily, are more likely to suffer unpleasant symptoms during the menopause.
Characteristic symptoms of the menopause include hot flushes, night sweats, vaginal dryness and irregular periods.
But there are many symptoms that relate to hormones during the two to three years preceding the menopause (the ‘perimenopause’). Among the other reported problems are headaches, formication of the skin — an itchy sensation like crawling insects — and thinning hair and skin, as well as memory problems, brain fog, confusion, depression and the inability to concentrate.
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