Uncertainty about how long symptoms will last can be tough for women going through hormonal changes that come with menopause. Unfortunately, there isn’t a clear cut time frame.
It’s still unclear whether HRT can protect brain function and prevent dementia.
The symptoms of menopause, which can include sleep disturbance, depression, anxiety and ‘brain fog’ can span perimenopause and last for up to ten years.
Science shows that many perimenopausal miseries — such as hot flashes, night sweats and trouble sleeping — are caused by excess or variable estrogen, not by “estrogen deficiency.”
Women will experience symptoms in the time leading up to menopause. This period is known as perimenopause.
Research in mice shows that estrogen replacement therapy has the greatest chance of reducing cardiovascular disease risk if it is begun soon after menopause.