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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 fog

Whilst 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 fog

Here 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:
  • Bloating
  • Breast swelling and tenderness
  • Headaches
  • Mood swings
  • Nausea
  • Vaginal bleeding
The bioidentical hormones supplied by Bio ID Health will optimise your hormones to what they were at the peak of your vitality, when you were in your 20s and 30s. As we perform comprehensive blood tests prior to treatment, the hormone levels that you are prescribed will be tailored to the exact needs of your body, making side effects much less likely. As menopausal brain fog is caused by the imbalance of hormones during the menopause and menopause, restoring these levels to what they were in your 20s and 30s will help to eradicate this, and any other symptoms. The second reason that bioidentical HRT is better for treating menopausal brain fog is that the hormones are manmade, not synthetic. Bioidentical HRT hormones are derived from the Mexican yam plant and are chemically altered to create hormones that are identical to the ones that your body produces naturally. This means that side effects are much less common with bioidentical HRT.  

Speak to an expert about menopausal brain fog

If you have any questions about using bioidentical HRT to treat menopausal brain fog, don’t hesitate to contact our team of expert clinicians. You can give us a call on 0330 460 9999, or send a message using our online contact form and we’ll be in touch with a well-informed response as soon as possible.
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