Menopause And Cognitive Decline

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Regions of a woman’s brain responsible for learning, retaining and applying new information are rich in estrogen receptors. Experts say that this is why menopause can cause frustrating lapses in memory and cognitive abilities, as hormone levels fluctuate widely.

Researchers associated with studies on the effects of menopause on the brain speculate that this cognitive decline is temporary and will normalize once hormone fluctuation ceases.

To discover more about the effect of menopause on the brain, be sure to read Barbara Bronson Gray’s article for HealthDay.

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