Tuesday, 28 May 2013

Menopause foggy brain study: Emotions affect foggy brain, hot flashes, sleep

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The menopause foggy brain study conducted by researchers found that a menopause foggy brain, hot flashes, and mood swings are connected. To deal with the symptoms of the menopause foggy brain and other menopause symptoms, researchers suggest quality sleep, to address emotional problems such as anxiety or depression, and to use little tricks to support a menopause foggy brain such as writing down lists or things to do, reported Yahoo! News on May 27, 2013.

"Memory problems are a common complaint of women going through menopause, and now a new study provides more evidence linking mood and hot flashes to loss of memory abilities during menopause."

The menopause foggy brain study which was published online in the journal Menopause included 68 women, ages 44 to 62, who experienced moderate to severe hot flashes.

During the menopause foggy brain study, the women were given eight tests of attention and memory and women completed questionnaires about their menopause symptoms, mood, and memory.

By conducting the menopause foggy brain study, researchers were able to show from the series of psychological tests of attention and memory that women experienced lower memory abilities when feeling more negative and that the memory abilities, hot flashes, and mood swings were linked by a woman's emotions.

"Women who reported more negative emotions did worse on the tests than women who had felt less negative. Similarly, women who experienced severe hot flashes did worse on the tests, compared to women who had fewer hot flashes."

While many women might feel helpless when they experience a foggy brain, memory problems, hot flashes, or mood swings, the new research study highlights the importance of negative or positive feelings about oneself during menopause and how they affect a foggy brain and other menopause symptoms.

Each foggy brain occurrence, each sleep problem, each hot flash, or each emotional outburst is sending a clear message to a woman – it is time to treat yourself royally.

While much of a woman's life is dedicated to everyone else and making everyone else feel good, menopause is an excellent time to learn to dedicate one's energy on oneself.

As such, menopause is a time of empowerment for women.

Source: examiner.com


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