What we know about hormones, brain fog and women’s brain health

People with uterus go through the wringer. There is nothing to ridicule about the pain and suffering that the female body endures every month in preparation for pregnancy. (And don’t get me started on the ups and downs of pregnancy বা or the birth of a child!)

Occasionally, though, hormonal changes can be devastating. For example, how many times have you had your period and stained your favorite pair of lounge pants — or your sheets in the middle of the night? Then, after being accustomed to this monthly visit for decades, your body suddenly moves in the opposite direction and BAMYou are dealing with a new set of unique hormonal challenges during menopause.

Whether you are 18 or 88 years old, if you have a menstrual cycle, you have seen (and experienced) many hormonal changes. What you don’t know is how your hormones, your cycles, and the stages of your life affect your brain and cognitive function.

During your cycle, during pregnancy, and just before and during menopause you may have mental fog, difficulty concentrating, and not having much memory. Hormonal brain fog is a widely experienced phenomenon that, thanks to gender inequality in brain health sciences (it was later), has not been well studied.

So, we had to contact our experts to find out exactly what causes this type of fog and how to improve mental clarity during hormonal changes.

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