Memory Loss

Andropause And Memory Loss In Men

Memory LossIf you’re andropausal (i.e. the stage in life—usually after the age of 40—when hormone levels are diminishing), and you’re experiencing memory loss, it’s likely that your imbalanced hormones are to blame.  This kind of memory loss can include symptoms like difficultly concentrating and “foggy thinking”.  Before you panic, let us say right off the bat that most memory loss associated with andropause is reversible. We’ll get to the particulars on that in a minute.

You may be surprised to learn that the largest concentration of testosterone and other hormone receptor sites is in the brain.  Testosterone, thyroid, DHEA, and cortisol all play key roles in the proper functioning of neurotransmitters in the brain (with testosterone and thyroid being the two primary hormones responsible for memory and cognition in men).  So an imbalance in these important hormones can cause neurotransmitters to underperform or malfunction, making concentration difficult, and causing memory loss.

Stress is also a common culprit when it comes to memory loss. The symptoms of andropause usually cause stress for those enduring it; and imbalanced hormones make stress difficult to manage—a double whammy.  When we’re under stress, a hormone called cortisol is released into the body. While your body needs some cortisol to perform optimally, too much can be destructive, with the brain being particularly susceptible to its destructive effects.

Why Should I Be Concerned About Memory Loss?

As we said above, the kind of mild memory loss that men experience at the onset of andropause is almost always reversible.  However, if left unchecked for a long period of time, memory loss can become a bigger problem. In particular, recent studies suggest that unhealthy hormone levels are a contributing factor to brain conditions such as Alzheimer’s.

The Solution To Memory Loss In Men

Memory loss is frustrating, but it does happen to most men as they age.  You don’t, however, have to let memory loss affect your success at work and your quality of life in general.  You can combat memory loss by replacing your deficient hormones to healthy levels via hormone replacement therapy. Foggy thinking can be corrected easily and safely by replacing hormones to healthy levels. Healthy hormones, in combination with good lifestyle habits (i.e. a healthy diet, sufficient physical activity, and stress management), and can recharge your brain.

No man should have to cope with memory loss.  Our network of qualified doctors can develop a program designed to address your specific needs. Contact us and discover for yourself what we can do for you.  You can call us at 800-859-7511, or fill out our contact form.