Posted on: 12.05.2023 Posted by: Drlark Comments: 0

Have you ever had one of those days where your mind just didn’t feel in the game? That would have been me last week. First, I went to throw a paper towel away and ended up throwing my keys into the trash can. (So fun digging them out!) Then, I realized that my sweater was on backwards. On top of that, I felt like I just couldn’t remember anything.

My monthly friend was going to be visiting last week, so I started to wonder if this lack of mental focus could be related to level of female hormones, which would be starting the fluctuate. I consulted some past issues of Dr. Lark’s newsletter Women’s Wellness Today and sure enough, found that there is indeed a connection between mental acuity and estrogen levels.

Most often, brain fog appears when hormone levels start shifting. If those shifting hormone levels return to a balanced state, the brain fog often clears. Luckily, that was the case for me. I got my period, and the fog seemed to lift.

For many women, muddled thinking or brain fog is one of the more common menopause symptoms. As a womanÂ’s estrogen levels decline, cognitive function can certainly decline. So, if your mental focus has not returned, what can you do? Dr. Lark has lots of recommendations for keeping your mind sharp. To read them, click here.


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