Menopause is the end of ovulation, menstruation, and fertility. But your ovaries don’t shut down over night; they age slowly. In perimenopause, the years leading up to menopause, they work unpredictably. Your sexual hormones, estrogen and progesterone, fluctuate and you may experience many physical, cognitive, and emotional changes.
Working through perimenopause can be dreadful if you experience symptoms like:
Brain fog can be a consequence of simply getting older, in both men and women. For midlife women, fluctuating hormones during the menopause transition can cause brain fog. In midlife you are at the peak of your career and the demands on your cognitive function—from work, family, older parents, and others—are very high. Menopause symptoms, such as poor sleep, may exacerbate brain fog. If night sweats, which are hot flashes that happen at night, wake you up frequently, night after night, month after month, that’s going to affect your cognition, your brain function. You feel and function worse. But night sweats can be treated.
What can you do to decrease brain fog?
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Teresa Isabel Dias, is a pharmacist and a Certified Menopause Practitioner (NCMP) who provides education and support on symptom management for women at work and at home so they can feel like themselves again and enjoy a vibrant and productive life. Menopause in the workplace is the last health taboo – Teresa delivers Lunch & Learns for companies and women’s groups to raise awareness and to provide education and support about menopause, the glass ceiling that no-one talks about.