Mental confusion can include lack of concentration, memory loss and feeling disoriented. We all have moments where we lose our keys or forget where we have placed something.
There are even times when you
can't seem to concentrate or feel disoriented and confused.
For women going through the “change of life” this is just one more added frustration to a list of many menopausal symptoms.
that you may experience more times of forgetfulness or the inability to
concentrate on everyday tasks is due to changes in the estrogen levels.
There are several neurotransmitters that regulate our cognitive function. Our cognitive function helps with memory and the ability to concentrate.
Estrogen plays a role in the production of these
neurotransmitters (Acetylcholine, serotonin, and norepinephrine).
When estrogen levels are higher the more of these neurotransmitters are produced. Which means as
our estrogen level decreases so does the
production of these three neurotransmitters. Additionally estrogen
plays a role in blood flow to the brain.
With this blood flow disrupted you may experience disorientation or mental confusion. This is also part of the underlying cause of dizziness, another change during menopause that women experience.
Gain After Menopause
Gaining weight after going through menopause is not that uncommon. This doesn't mean you will gain weight, it just means you have to work harder to lose the weight. Check out these tips to keep you from weight gain after menopause.
Loss Over 40
As we age our metabolism slows down. This can make losing weight even harder. Use these tips to ensure you lose weight even after the age of 40.
These chair stretches are perfect for seniors or those with physical limitations. You can even do these if you have had a long day and want to get off your feet but still get in your daily stretching routine.