Could HRT be a secret weapon in the war against dementia?
Published: 16th March 2020
This article from The Daily Mail explores the benefits of HRT in tackling menopausal symptoms such as memory loss and brain fog. Psychological symptoms such as these, as well as anxiety and low mood, are the reason most women visit their doctor and seek out treatment for the menopause. This article also takes a look at recent studies by experts, examining the correlation between low oestrogen and Alzheimer's and how hormone replacement can safeguard the brain.
The oestrogen in our bodies actually protects the brain from ageing, and as levels begin to decline during perimenopause and menopause, the brain becomes more vulnerable to Alzheimer's. Replacing the oestrogen as soon as possible is proven to be hugely beneficial for the protection of the brain and cognitive function.
Speaking to the Daily Mail, Dr Louise Newson says "The menopause is not a disease, but it’s a risk factor for major diseases, including Alzheimer’s.’ Dr Newson also states the other ways taking HRT can improve your long term health. As well as aiding cognitive function and easing short-term menopausal symptoms, HRT is proven to reduce the risk of osteoporosis and cardiovascular problems.