PODCAST. You know that brain fog your patients ask about? According to the journal Menopause, it’s real. Mention the word ‘menopause’ and we know that patients share symptoms of fatigue, hot flashes and an ever-expanding waistline. But with our competitive and tech-powered society, you’ll likely get more questions about brain fog. According to a study in the journal Menopause, some cognitive changes do occur during perimenopause and menopause. Here’s what they did. Women went through rigorous cognitive tests that found a decreased ability to focus and keep attention on a challenging task. The exact cognitive changes aren’t clear yet but women who reported brain fog were also likely to describe symptoms of anxiety, depression and sleep issues.
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Reconciling subjective memory complaints with objective memory performance in the menopausal transition. Menopause
University of Rochester Medical Center. “‘Brain fog’ of menopause confirmed.” ScienceDaily.
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