Brain fog" during menstruation: myth or reality?

Le « brouillard cérébral » pendant les règles : mythe ou réalité ?

Menstrual symptoms and associated myths

Menstruation is often associated with a multitude of symptoms, of which premenstrual syndrome (PM S) is the most common. PMS can cause a variety of physical and emotional sensations, from fatigue to irritability to body aches.

Cognition and the menstrual cycle: the findings of a recent study

However, a recent study conducted by researchers at the University of Salzburg in Austria calls into question the idea that women's cognitive abilities are affected during their menstrual cycle. According to this research, women's verbal and spatial skills appear to remain relatively stable throughout the menstrual cycle, independent of hormonal fluctuations.

Surprising results challenge previous hypotheses

This finding runs counter to an earlier hypothesis that hormonal fluctuations could lead to changes in brain structure and influence mental abilities. However, it should be noted that this study generalizes this finding and that individual variations may exist. For example, women with irregular cycles or particular sensitivity to hormonal changes might react differently.

Further research needed

These results suggest that the effect of hormones on cognition may be more complex than initially thought. However, further research is needed to better understand these individual variations and their impact on women's cognitive abilities during their menstrual cycle.

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