Everybody has their moments of forgetfulness and memory issues. Especially right now. Our everyday lives have drastically changed.
And the number of stressors impacting us and tough decisions we have to make is through the roof. So, it’s expected you may not be 100% on top of your game right now. And that’s okay.
But, if the following started before the pandemic, there may be an underlying problem.
You Are Not Alone
If you are a 45-55 year-old-woman struggling with memory issues, you are not alone. 60% of women from ages 45-55 report them. It’s a part of the natural changes taking place in your body.
Until recently, many women and providers just accepted forgetfulness and brain fog as an inevitable part of getting older.
However, the use of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) has proven, for many women, treating the hormone imbalance that comes at the onset of menopause may relieve memory issues.
What’s The Connection?
During perimenopause, the production of sex hormones begins to decrease. These hormones are essential for proper brain function.
- Estrogen helps regulate cortisol levels.
- Cortisol levels influence the functioning of neurotransmitters.
- Neurotransmitters are chemicals in the brain your body uses for communication.
So, if your estrogen levels decline, which is common during perimenopause, the estrogen no longer properly controls the cortisol.
And, the neurotransmitters begin to malfunction. And the next thing you know, you can’t remember where you left your keys.
Where’s The Proof?
In recent studies, researchers found a link in fluctuating levels of hormones in the brain and the complaints of forgetfulness, memory loss, and brain fog in perimenopausal and menopausal women.
Researchers also found women who underwent a hysterectomy or oophorectomy and were then treated with HRT experienced had a slower rate of cognitive decline than the ones who did not take hormones.
This is good news. You are not losing your mind! Your hormones are just misfiring. And that can be treated.
The Path To Clear Thinking
Addressing brain fog and memory loss problems associated with hormone imbalance include:
- Determine the underlying cause.
- Create a customized treatment plan.
- Implement the plan.
The customized treatment plan may include:
- Good nutrition
- A fitness program
- Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT)
What is BHRT?
If your body lacks a hormone, the simplest way to correct the issue is to add that hormone back to the body. That’s what BHRT does.
The hormones it uses are bio-identical hormones derived from natural, plant-based hormones.
Bio-identical hormones work more effectively and efficiently than synthetic hormones because they are nearly identical to the hormones your body produces in on its own.
Lastly, this means your body can use these hormones more effectively with fewer negative side effects.
Choosing the Right Provider
Lastly, part of successful BHRT treatment is selecting the right provider. So, you want to select a provider that:
- Specializes in BHRT
- Understands the need for balanced hormone levels
- Treats you as an individual
- Determines the root cause
- Creates a custom treatment plan
We Can Help!
So, if you’re ready to get back to feeling your best, contact us today! We’re here to help you get back on track!