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Can estrogen reverse memory loss?

Can estrogen reverse memory loss?

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. ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Memory Loss (Definition)

Memory loss is a symptom in which a person cannot recall (remember) something that he previously learned. Some memory loss is normal, such as not remembering facts learned in school years ago but not used since then. Other memory loss is abnormal, such as that caused by Alzheimer's Dementia ...Read more


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What can I do for memory loss? Take estrogen?

What can I do for memory loss? Take estrogen?

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. ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

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Will estrogen cause hair loss?

Will estrogen cause hair loss?

No.: The opposite is actually true. Estrogen is actually beneficial for your hair. Female allopecia is multifactorial and not nearly as straight forward as androgenic allopecia seen in "male" pattern balding due to the effects of 5 Alpha reductase. ...Read more

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Would rapid weight loss cause low estrogen?

Would rapid weight loss cause low estrogen?

Possibly: Some dietary alterations, particularly those with low fat and high fiber have been shown to lower estrogen levels, but for your own sake would strongly suggest you see and follow the findings of exams by your gynecologist, and if not satisfied, request referral to a gynecologic endocrinologist. Your questions suggest that you are trying to manage your own conditions. Not a good idea. ...Read more

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Can high estrogen or testosterone be causing my hair loss or my thyroid?

Can high estrogen or testosterone be causing my hair loss or my thyroid?

Hair loss: Changes in hormone levels may be associated with hair loss but you have not mentioned whether your various hormone levels are normal, high, or low. If you have that info feel free to share it with me and we can look at what is happening. A simpler approach would be to see your family physician. Your choice. ...Read more

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Dr. Paul Gilson
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Amnesia (Definition)

Amnesia is a condition where you are unable to remember new events (anterograde amnesia) and/or you ...Read more


Estrogen (Definition)

Estrogen is a hormone that is secreted by the ovaries and affects ovulation, ...Read more