Memory complaints are common among women going through menopause. Now research finds that the most widely used treatment for hot flashes and other menopausal symptoms may improve memory as well.
New brain imaging studies have confirmed that hormone therapy has a direct and immediate effect on the part of the brain that controls a critical component of memory. More activity was seen in the region of the brain known as the prefrontal cortex in postmenopausal women taking hormone therapy. More so than in similarly-aged women who were not taking hormones. These findings suggest that even relatively short periods of hormone therapy have effects on the memory systems that may be of benefit to some women during the perimenopausal transition or early post menopause.
Women are not the only ones that can benefit from hormone replacement therapy for memory. Men suffering from low testosterone may also experience major memory issues during andropause. Testosterone replacement therapy can greatly increase mental clarity during the transition of early andropause and after. Are you experiencing memory issues and brain fog? We can help! Call today to schedule your consultation.