Does Menopause Cause Memory Lapse?
Every year lacs of women enter the menopause phase, which is known to be the hardest phase for them. It doesn’t end for years, and that makes a lot of couples to end up getting divorced, simply because they were unable to understand the reason behind the change which woman experience. Now the scene is a little different as more and more people are educated on the subject.
We wish to do the same and educate people aggressively about this subject. The male and female both should be aware so that they can take action when the time comes in their life. A couple of days ago, a woman was concerned about reoccurring time lapses which she was experiencing; she was clueless that menopause can cause memory lapses. So after advising her, I thought of writing a guest blog about it. The short answer is yes; menopause does cause memory lapse, now let’s check out behind the scenes.
What is a Memory Lapse?
It is important to understand what memory lapse is, when a person loses the mental capacity for a short period, it is called a memory lapse. Mental capacity is the ability to retain the information which are brain receives. Mental capacity also helps us recall past instances.
How Menopause Cause Memory Lapse?
During menopause phase, a woman’s body is not able to produce an adequate amount of hormones or stop producing hormones altogether. There are various types of hormones which help our body to perform at the optimum level. Some hormones help us in bodily functions, some hormones keep our immunity strong, and some hormones are necessary for some brain functions. So, when these hormones are missing in the body, side effects like memory lapse or difficulty in concentrating takes place. Estrogen is the main hormone with handles neuro-functions when the body’s estrogen level is depleted, things like memory lapse are likely to occur.
Once in a while everybody experience memory lapse, i.e., not being able to recall a certain instance or forgetting the information right after receiving it, but when it becomes a reoccurring activity then it becomes a serious issue. Following are the Symptoms of Memory Lapse.
- Trouble Concentrating
- Feeling Brain Fog while remembering a well-recalled memory.
- Fuzzy Thinking
- Forgetting something and suddenly remembering it
In some serious cases, women starts to experience memory loss. In this condition, it becomes hard for them to absorb new information, and other starts to forget old memories. It happens due to hormonal imbalance. The loss is permanent, but fortunately it happens only in rare cases.
How to treat memory lapse symptoms?
In minor cases, it is suggested to introduce some lifestyle cases which have proven to work. Various Ayurvedic treatments are also available for memory lapse and other menopause symptoms. Lifestyle changes include the following-
- Get plenty of sleep.
- Eat fresh fruits in the morning. Fruits which contain vitamin B, C, D, and E, are beneficial for mental functions.
- Vegetables like spinach and Karela are known to boost memory and work as anti-oxidants. Nuts including almonds and walnut are also known to sharpen your brain.
- Games which encourage mental exercise are also known to work. You can find these games in google play store or apple store, under IQ test and mind games category.
If none of these work and the condition continues to get worse, then visit a doctor.