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As menopause approaches, some women suffer ‘brain fog’ and memory loss. What’s causing these problems? – The Washington Post

More research is needed into how long — and why — these symptoms last, experts say.

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It seemed innocuous at first, but became more intense, she says.
One day, while delivering a presentation about new government legislation to an audience of about four dozen, someone asked her a question and her mind went blank.
It was as if a fog had descended into my brain, she says.
She attributes her brain fog and memory lapses during that time to perimenopause, the stage before menopause when hormones fluctuate and periods become irregular. And she is not alone. Women often report these and…

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