This month, the spotlight is on ‘brainfog’.
Brain fog is that feeling of fuzziness, when you just can’t concentrate or think clearly, maybe you’re struggling to recall a word, or remember where you left your specs. If you’re experiencing this or you want to support a woman who thinks she is, then read on…
Six facts about menopause and brain fog:
- Brain fog and other related symptoms such as memory lapses, can be caused by fluctuating and declining levels of oestrogen.
- Oestrogen has an important role to play in brain function, affecting chemicals which women need to regulate mood and sleep.
- When stressed, cortisol goes up and oestrogen goes down.
- Tiredness and fatigue due to lack of sleep or other stress related issues can contribute