Why am I having trouble with my memory during menopause?

Donna C. Wicker, MD
OBGYN (Obstetrics & Gynecology)
In this video, Donna Wicker, MD, FACOG from Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center discusses the trouble with memory during menopause. Watch to learn more.
Jerry A. Lucas, MD
OBGYN (Obstetrics & Gynecology)
As we age and experience menopause, there is some normal decline with memory. Jerry Lucas, MD from Chippenham Hospital, says that abnormal trouble with memory could indicate more serious conditions and should be investigated.
Mark P. Hyde, MD
OBGYN (Obstetrics & Gynecology)
Many women report memory problems during menopause. OB/GYN Mark Hyde, MD, explains what scientists know and don’t know about this often-documented symptom.
Donna Hill Howes, RN
Family Medicine

Hormonal changes during menopause can affect memory. Also, if you are having trouble sleeping, that can complicate memory issues. It isn't clear why memory suffers during menopause. It may just be part of the normal aging process, aggravated by menopause. If memory issues are affecting your quality of life, talk to your doctor.

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