There are some menopause side effects that are very well known: hot flashes, night sweats and weight gain.
Menopause can also affect your brain. Changing estrogen levels can lead to memory issues.
Loss of estrogen affects brain function directly. Parts of the brain don't operate the same as they did prior to menopause. The other side effects can interrupt your thought processes as well.
When forgetfulness sets in, bypass the anxiety of remembering. Take a few seconds to think of three things you're grateful for to spur a "reset" of your brain. This will help get you back on track.
Listen in as Dr. Diana Bitner shares how menopause affects memory.