Imagine if over half the UK population was to experience the same life-changing health condition, which if disregarded would contribute to an increase in disease and illness, an increase in mental health issues, and the likelihood of losing jobs and marriages. Wouldn’t we want to do something about that?
This is the current situation for the 33 million women in the UK who, at some stage in their life, will experience menopause. But, due to a lack of awareness among the public, a lack of training among some medical professionals and social stigma, their needs during this critical life change are frequently ignored, belittled or overlooked.
No two menopause stories are the same. This contributes to the lack of understanding. Some women transition smoothly, without any major effects. Others will suffer the most extreme symptoms and endure the massive negative impact these have on their lives.
We’re working towards a more holistic view of an individual’s overall health state. So that multiple symptoms become correctly recognised as perimenopause or menopause. This doesn’t just immediately improve current health. Educated decisions protect against long-term medical issues, caused by menopause, that affect quality and longevity of life.