When we say menopause, what do you think of it? Most women will say hot flashes, fatigue, sleep disturbances, mood swings, and night sweats – all of which are common symptoms. But there is another common symptom of menopause that a lot of people forget about, and that’s brain fog.
It can be a bit confusing and downright scary if you aren’t ready for it, but the good news is you aren’t alone. Brain fog is a completely normal part of menopause caused by hormonal changes, and there are plenty of things you can do to manage it.
What Is Menopausal Brain Fog?
Menopausal ‘Brain Fog’ is the name doctors give to the constellation of mental symptoms women going through menopause suffer as a result of the imbalance in hormones. It’s often referred to as ‘mental fuzziness’, and many people have described it as feeling like their brain is made of cotton wool.
You know, that feeling of not really being able to concentrate on anything, forgetting things or struggling to find the right words in a conversation? These temporary changes in mental function can be difficult to manage, especially if you have a mentally demanding job or lifestyle. But the good news is, it’s extremely common. In fact, doctors have found that just over 60% of women experience cognitive difficulties during menopause.
If you’re experiencing these kinds of symptoms, why not book a consultation to chat with our menopause clinic?