Got Brain Fog? Here’s How Hormones Can Affect Memory
If you have ever walked into a room and promptly forgotten what you were searching for, you’re not alone. Hormonal changes are generally the main culprit of memory loss and difficulties with focus and sharpness. This condition is often referred to as “brain fog.” If you find yourself feeling foggy, Impact Medical Rejuvenation of Clearwater may have some insight for you. Read on to learn more.
Brain fog is a type of cognitive dysfunction that involves a lack of mental clarity, memory problems, lack of focus, and more. Some describe it as mental fatigue, but it doesn’t have to rule your life. Medications, stress, and diet can all be causes of brain fog but the most common is hormones, specifically estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone. These three hormones contribute to the blood flow in your brain and if imbalanced, can leave you feeling out of sorts. They are also present in brain chemistry so any decline can affect mental awareness rapidly. As several of these hormones work together to produce a clear mind, one hormone imbalance creates a domino effect on your mental function.
As women experience perimenopause and menopause, their estrogen levels drop. This decrease plays directly into memory and cognition issues. Testosterone contributes to mental sharpness through its impact on artery muscles and nerves. Both high and low levels of this hormone can affect cognitive function. For this, many are turning to bio-identical hormone optimization therapy to revitalize and restore their hormonal balance. Bio-identical hormones are more compatible with the body, creating a more natural hormonal response while lessening the chances of experiencing unwanted side effects. In addition to reducing brain fog, it may also help you enjoy more restful sleep, boost your mood, increase your libido, and improve weight loss among other benefits.
Don’t let a foggy day steal your sunshine! Call Impact Medical Rejuvenation of Clearwater at (727) 292-0200 to learn more about hormone optimization therapy today.