Hormones, Hot Flashes and Your Memory
When women reach menopause there is a significant decrease in the levels of the hormones estrogen and progesterone. Decreases in these hormones often result in symptoms such as hot flashes, mood changes and memory difficulty.
Doctors often prescribe hormone replacement therapy to treat the physical symptoms, such as hot flashes, of menopause. There is little evidence to show that hormone replacement therapy helps with memory, but the effect is not very clear, and more research needs to be done in this area.
There are many pros and cons associated with taking estrogen, and you should discuss these with your doctor before making a decision.