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A 35-year-old member asked:

is it possible to have short term memory loss that recovers with estrogen?

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Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
YES: Menopause symptoms often include short term memory loss and many women report that memory improves with estrogen replacement . It is something to discuss in detail with your physician as hormone replacement has many negative side effects and for many it is better to not use hormone replacement therapy.

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A 40-year-old member asked:

Can estrogen reverse memory loss?

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Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
Neurology 58 years experience
No !: Memory loss is a complex issue , the causes range from simple forgetfulness to to depression, thyroid or vitamin deficiency all the way up to alzheimer's disease I am not aware of estrogen playing a part in treatment.
A 30-year-old member asked:

What can I do for memory loss? Take estrogen?

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Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 48 years experience
Not for a quick fix!: Estrogen may diminish the likelihood of dementia, but the effects are not immediate and reflect years of taking the hormone. Memory loss is common in stress or depression, because these issues rob the brain of focus. I would not gicvve a patient estrogen coming in for memory loss. It is a long range benefit, and all other causes must be excluded.

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