What’s Going On in the Brain during Menopause?Posted on June 5, 2017
Menopause brings about many physical changes. According to recent ABC news story the well-known affects and a womans mood, sleep, and heart health are well documented. According to new research there are specific changes that go on in the brain during the first year of menopause. The University of Rochester Medical Center had researchers take a closer look at what some of referred to as menopause brain fog. Most people are familiar with hot flashes, and trouble sleeping but people tend to talk less about memory loss. Researchers sought out the reasons as to why this happens. The theory is that areas of the brain that are used to process the learning of new information are packed with estrogen receptors. So, when estrogen levels are reduced the function of these critical areas sufferers. The good news, according to the researchers, is that once women get through the first year following menopause, their memory and concentration along with fine motor skills are likely to return in time. This is expected whether they use hormones to treat the symptoms of menopause or not. For women who do not want to wait the year out, hormone replacement therapy appeared to be beneficial. Dr. Kim consults with women who are noticing body contour changes as a result of menopause. The hormonal shift can cause some women to have bulges of fat that appear on the upper abdomen, upper back, and outer thighs. For many women, their weight has not changed; just the contour of their body. In these cases Dr. Kim may recommend liposuction as a way to sculpt the body. Liposuction removes small areas of fat in targeted areas creating a much more aesthetically pleasing shape and contour. As an artist as well as a surgeon Dr. Kim is uniquely qualified to produce exceptional results that exceed those that are capable through diet and exercise alone. Patients who considering body contouring procedures including abdominoplasty are encouraged to contact Dr. Kims office and schedule a consultation.