Mood & Memory Problems

Brain fog. Irritability. Depression. Age-related mood and memory issues can be troubling, and they affect both women and men. Even though it’s important to discuss these issues with your primary care physician, in many cases, hormonal imbalances are the reason for cognitive and mood concerns and can be treated with hormone replacement therapy at Rejuvime Medical in Baton Rouge, Denham Springs, or Metairie.

What Causes Mood Issues?

Increased moodiness as we get older is typically associated with the onset of menopause for women. But men, too, can experience hormone-related mood changes as they get older and can also benefit from hormone replacement therapy to balance hormone levels.

Hormonal imbalances are often the reason for changes in a person’s mood, which can vary widely and may include becoming depressed. Even though both men and women may suffer from depression, the risk is two times greater for women. All women don’t experience mood changes, but for some women, substantial changes in estrogen during physiological transitions such as pregnancy and menopause are associated with worsening of depressive symptoms.

Testosterone helps protect the nervous system for both men and women, warding off depression and cognitive impairment. As men age, however, some see their testosterone levels significantly drop. That drop in testosterone is linked to an increase in symptoms of anxiety and depression, in addition to other issues.

Some specific reasons for mood changes include:

  • Stress—Your response to stressful situations involves both physical and psychological effects. Excessive stress causes changes to hormones, sleep patterns, and eating habits, leading to changes in mood and behavior.
  • Thyroid condition—The thyroid is a small, butterfly-shaped gland located in your lower neck that plays a powerful role in keeping your brain and body healthy. Thyroid dysfunction can influence your mood and cause mood swings.
  • Mental health condition—Psychological disorders or mental health conditions, rather than hormonal imbalance, may be to blame for mood changes. Discuss these issues with your physician, who can refer you to a mental health professional.

Whatever the cause of mood changes, treatment and lifestyle changes can often reduce their impact on your life.

What Causes Memory Loss?

Beginning around age 50, most men and women experience a gradual decline in some cognitive functions. For many people, that may just mean forgetting to pick up something at the store or trying to remember a specific word. Others, however, may have difficulty organizing tasks, keeping track of belongings, setting goals, and making plans and seeing them through.

These kinds of issues may be misdiagnosed as “mild cognitive impairment,” a precursor to dementia, when they’re actually caused by hormonal changes. This is true for both men and women. Foggy thinking and memory lapses for women are often caused by estrogen levels being out of balance. Estrogen in women regulates cortisol, a neurotransmitter responsible for chemical communications in the brain. During perimenopause, cortisol levels in the brain are not well regulated, which can lead to memory loss, mood swings, and depression.

Besides perimenopause and menopause, other reasons for memory loss in women include:

  • Vitamin B12 deficiency—Confusion, poor memory, and depression have all been linked to low levels of vitamin B12. Supplements and eating certain foods can help increase these levels.
  • Stress—Short-term stress typically doesn’t influence memory, but ongoing stress can produce structural changes in the brain that might lead to memory loss. Minimizing stress-inducing conditions is the best treatment.
  • Low Levels of Vitamin D—Neurotransmission, which is important for memory, is enhanced by vitamin D. As we age, our bodies produce less vitamin D, and people tend to spend less time outside than they do when they’re younger. Sun is a good source of vitamin D, or you can take supplements.

There is good news for women experiencing memory loss caused by perimenopause or menopause: the condition typically gets much better for post-menopausal women.

If you’re experiencing mood changes or memory loss and believe the issues are related to hormonal imbalance, you can request a consultation at Rejuvime Medical using the online form. Or give our clinic a call at (225) 960-1580.

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Mar 16, 2020
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Mar 9, 2020
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Mar 2, 2020
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5.0/5
Nov 27, 2019
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Nov 27, 2019
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5.0/5
Nov 21, 2019
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I am thrilled to have found your services. Have started with hormone replacement therapy and feel so much better. I will admit I was at my wits end before a friend recommended I see you Thanks so much
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Nov 13, 2019
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Nov 13, 2019
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Nov 12, 2019
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Nov 11, 2019
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5.0/5
Nov 7, 2019
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I love this place!! I had a bit of a long weekend, and I was not feeling my best on Monday morning. I gave Rejuvime a call, and they were able to get me in on my lunch break for a RebBoot IV. To my surprise, they have a private room with a TV to make their patients comfortable during their treatment. I was beyond pleased with the staff at Rejuvime as well as my IV. I left with a smile on my face, and felt better than ever for the next few days.
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5.0/5
Nov 4, 2019
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Oct 30, 2019
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Oct 30, 2019
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Oct 23, 2019
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Oct 10, 2019
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Oct 9, 2019
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I’ve been on HRT for about 14 years. When my previous clinic closed their practice, I came to Rejuvime. Nothing but positive things to say. Their professionalism, attention to detail, courtesy, and overall customer service are unmatched. Thank you all!
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Oct 4, 2019
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Oct 1, 2019
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Sep 25, 2019
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Sep 25, 2019
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Sep 25, 2019
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Sep 25, 2019
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Sep 21, 2019
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Sep 20, 2019
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Aug 26, 2019
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Feb 27, 2019
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Feb 14, 2019
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Jan 3, 2019
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Oct 25, 2018
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Nov 11, 2016
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After three visits to Rejuvime Medical I can say without a doubt it is the best place in town for anyone interested in improving their overall health. Whether it's an IV vitamin infusion or supplementation to improve your day to day life, their services and staff are second to none!
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Sep 28, 2016
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Sep 23, 2016
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Sep 23, 2016
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I have been going to this clinic for almost a year now, and they are by far the best in town for hormone therapy and any aesthetic needs you may have. There is no competitor in town that will give you better service than what I receive by their staff. I feel awesome now. More strength, endurance, focus, and stamina. They are knowledgeable, friendly, and attractive!
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Sep 23, 2016
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This place is wonderful! I feel great! I am actually sleeping again, I do not have crazy mood swings anymore, I do not feel like I am going crazy, and I can keep up with my kids. Everyone should go talk to them!
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Sep 23, 2016
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Sep 9, 2016
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5.0/5
Aug 11, 2016
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I have been under Rejuvime's care for 6 months and I cannot say enough good things about this place. They totally straightened out my hormones and I feel great. Thanks.
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Feb 23, 2016
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Rejuvime Medical has me feeling like I'm 21 again! Super friendly staff, great service, and a beautiful office!
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