Cognitive decline during menopause is real. The non-medical term most often used to describe it is ‘brain fog.’ Think of it as a hiccup in active memory, which can affect one’s ability to remember names, dates, lists, and directions. It can make it difficult to focus, multi-task, or engage in conversation with another person. It can also leave one feeling fatigued and lost in a mental haziness that can cause us to doubt our abilities and impact our confidence. Take heart to know it is not you; estrogen plays a significant role in balancing various brain functions:
- Protects brain cells from age-related damage
- Helps produce “feel good” endorphins
- Facilitates neuron connections for memory
- Influences oxygen and nutrients to the brain
- Maintains the health of the hippocampus for learning
Staying alert to the signs of cognitive decline during menopause is the first step in protecting brain health. A diet rich in antioxidants and nutrients, regular exercise, and proper treatment can each play a vital role based on individual needs. And that’s what led us to PearlPAK.