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Can Estrogen Reverse Memory Loss
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
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
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
And I don't remember stuff like keys when I am low on estrogen. Does that mean I have short term memory loss?
I read somewhere that estrogen is important for verbal memory and growth of new neuronal connections. If so is it safe to take estrogen inhibitors?
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
Mom stopped estrogen but stayed on cymbalta (duloxetine). Now she says her memory is bad, and she seems to be making strange mistakes. What is wrong? She is 58.
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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