Dr. Legato explains how the hormones cortisol and estrogen affect a woman's ability to concentrate and retain information.
Women with high cortisol levels have trouble concentrating and remembering. Estrogen levels that are too low impair our ability to think clearly and certainly impact memory and the "Where did I leave my glasses and my car keys," is often alleviated by hormone treatment in the post-menopausal patient.
About Dr. Legato:
Dr. Marianne J. Legato is an internationally known academic physician, author, lecturer and specialist in women's health. She is a Professor of Clinical Medicine at Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons and the Founder and Director of the Partnership for Women’s Health at Columbia University. She is also an Adjunct Professor of Medicine at Johns Hopkins Medical School. Dr. Legato founded the Partnership for Women's Health at Columbia University in 1997. It is the first collaboration between academic medicine and the private sector focused solely on gender-specific medicine: the science of how normal human biology differs between men and women and of how the diagnosis and treatment of disease differs as a function of gender. Dr. Legato has received many awards for her leadership role in women's health.
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