Postmenopausal hormone therapy has no effect on memory

For many years, the effects of hormone therapy on the memory performance of postmenopausal women has been hotly debated. This week, Neurology publishes results that show no changes in memory function, regardless of when the treatment is started.

Menopause generates a range of symptoms, including night sweats, mood changes, weight gain, and hot flashes.

To combat some of these effects, millions of women opt for estrogen treatment.

Estrogen treatment is still the most effective treatment for relieving menopausal hot flashes. It also helps prevent bone loss and may have benefits for heart health if started 5 years or less after menopause.

During a woman’s reproductive years, estradiol is the main type of estrogen to be produced.

Read more from Tim Newman, Medical News Today, about postmenopausal hormone therapy has no effect on memory.

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