Can menopause cause you to forget words?

Menopause can cause temporary cognitive changes, including occasional difficulty finding words. This is often referred to as "brain fog" by women going through menopause. The exact causes are still being studied, but research suggests fluctuating and dropping estrogen and progesterone levels during perimenopause and menopause play a role.
Some key points about menopause, cognition, and word-finding:

Strategies that may help counteract menopause-related word-finding struggles and brain fog include:

If you are concerned about prolonged memory, thinking, or verbal difficulties during perimenopause or postmenopause, discuss your symptoms with your healthcare provider. They can check for underlying conditions that could be exacerbating cognitive changes related to hormonal fluctuations.

There are also safe, effective bioidentical hormone therapy options that can help restore balance. At Equilibrium Hormone Institute, we specialize in precision, personalized hormone replacement tailored to your unique needs during perimenopause, menopause, and beyond. Contact us today to find out if hormone therapy could help you feel like your best, sharpest self again!

In summary, many women perceive word-finding challenges and "fuzzier" thinking during the menopause transition due to shifting reproductive hormone levels. While frustrating, these issues tend to be temporary for most. Implementing healthy lifestyle strategies can help you better cope. For stubborn ongoing issues, seeking medical guidance to rule out other factors and consider hormone therapy can get you back on track cognitively. You don't have to just accept suboptimal brain health!

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