Our Brains On Hormones: Period/Pregnancy brain debunked but cravings may be fact of life !

In OBGYN news around the web this month:

Study disproves the concept of  “pregnancy brain fog” or “period brain“.  In 88 women studied, cognition was not decreased in pregnancy or during menstruation (articles run in Time http://Health.com).

In another article “Is it me or my hormones?”, J Clin Endocrinology Metab, women’s brains did respond differently to visual food cues during the premenstrual or luteal phase of their cycle versus the beginning half of the cycle. But hey we knew that already!

Concussions shown to cause irregular menstrual cycles in 24% of women for 2 or more abnormal bleeding cycles suggesting brain injuries may affect hormonal regulation, Jama Pediatrics.

 

About Beth Roland

Dr. Roland is a board certified Ob/Gyn doctor practicing medicine for more than 20 years. She completed her internship and residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City and received awards for being the best minimally invasive surgical resident.

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