Held every year on the 18th October, National Menopause Day is a global campaign led by the International Menopause Society. National Menopause Day aims not only to raise awareness of the symptoms of menopause, but also of the support options that are available to women going through it. The focus of National Menopause Day 2022 is menopausal brain fog and memory difficulties experienced by many women during the perimenopause and menopause. With this in mind, here at Bio ID Health, we’ve put together this blog post to provide information and support for those who need it.
Menopausal brain fogWhilst no two women will have exactly the same experience of perimenopause and menopause, one symptom that the majority of sufferers have in common is menopausal brain fog. This can include a range of problems, such as difficulties remembering words and numbers, where you put your keys or what you walked into a room for. Sufferers of menopausal brain fog commonly report losing their train of thought and being easily distracted. If you’re suffering with menopausal brain fog, it may be comforting to know that research shows that memory does actually change during perimenopause and menopause. However, just because it’s normal, doesn’t mean there’s nothing that can be done about it.
Best supplements for menopausal brain fogHere at Bio ID Health, our bioidentical HRT for women can help to improve, and sometimes entirely eradicate, the brain fog that is so common during perimenopause and menopause. Many of our patients come to us with this debilitating symptom, often reporting that their brain feels like cotton wool. Bioidentical HRT is proven to help you focus and think more clearly by restoring the balance of female hormones in the body.
Why is bioidentical HRT the best treatment for menopausal brain fog?Many women who are suffering with menopausal or peri-menopausal symptoms such as brain fog will firstly seek advice from their GP. Often, GPs prescribe traditional HRT, without performing any hormone blood tests to identify specific deficiencies. This standard HRT is frequently supplied as a ‘one-size-fits-all’ dose of hormones, which are not adjusted to your individual needs. These hormones are synthetic and are not found naturally in your body. Traditional HRT can therefore lead to unpleasant side effects. These include:
- Breast swelling and tenderness
- Mood swings
- Vaginal bleeding