World Menopause Day: When, What, Why?

World Menopause Day: When, What, Why?

Published: 9th October, 2018 in: Health Advice

To celebrate World Menopause Day, we have created the comprehensive resource to the day itself, why it's so important, and how we can help you to alleviate the symptoms of the menopause so that you feel fighting fit once again.

What is the Menopause?

The menopause is a natural occurrence in every woman’s life whereby she stops having periods and can no longer conceive naturally. While most periods will reduce gradually, some women can experience periods stopping suddenly altogether.

Most women will sadly experience menopausal side effects which can impact day to day life. These can include hot flushes, night sweats, vaginal dryness and occasional discomfort during sex, a reduced libido or sex drive, anxiety, low mood or difficulty sleeping.

When is World Menopause Day 2018?

World Menopause Day is on October the 18th, having been designated by The International Menopause Society in collaboration with the World Health Organization.

The month of October is World Menopause Month, dedicated to educating the women of the world on firstly what the menopause actually is, secondly how it can affect you and thirdly what you can do to live your life to the fullest while your body adjusts to the changes that come with the menopause.

What does it aim to achieve?

World Menopause Day is a day dedicated to helping women understand the menopause and how it can change their bodies, getting to grips with the symptoms and how they can feel healthy and happy during this transitional period.

To mark World Menopause Day on the 18th of October, The International Menopause Society is publishing a report which encourages women to have a full health audit, and to take action at the time which the menopause hits in order to avoid chronic diseases later in your life.

A survey was conducted by the British Menopause Society (BMS) in 2017 which was released in order to mark World Menopause Day found that three quarters of women say that the menopause caused them to change their life. Over half of said women have said that it had a negative impact on their lives.

The findings reveal that there is a far greater need for support for women suffering from the menopause all over the UK. Initiatives such as the Menopause Café, a project set up to increase awareness around the impact of the menopause, help encourage women to seek this support.

World Menopause Day aims to enable women who are going through the transitional period of the menopause with the education to understand their bodies and how they can live fulfilled lives whilst managing the symptoms of the menopause.

Why is this important?

It has not only been reported that women feel that the menopause has had a negative impact on their lives, but also that the menopause can cause health problems later in life unless addressed properly.

Doctors have called for women to take action in order to avoid chronic diseases later in life, which is why World Menopause Day is so important.

On average, roughly a third of a woman’s life is lived after the menopause. The general age of the natural menopause among women who live in developed countries is typically between 50 and 52. In less developed countries, the menopause tends to occur in the late 40s.

The decade after the menopause begins is where women become vulnerable to chronic diseases, such as cardiovascular disease, cognitive decline (e.g. Alzheimer’s disease), cancer and osteoporosis, which is why doctors are encouraging women to take action in the early postmenopause years.

In the postmenopause years there are preventable steps which women can take to set themselves on a positive and healthy course for the future. Women need to consider lifestyle measures such as a healthy diet and physical activity, the prevention of weight gain, and being involved in activities which are mentally stimulating.

Not only that, but the 2018 World Menopause Day campaign will focus on raising awareness of midlife women’s health, concentrating particularly on sexual wellbeing after the menopause.

Sexual health is defined as a state of emotional, mental, physical and social health related specifically to sexuality. After the menopause, it is common for women to experience sexual problems which can not only impair personal relationships, but can also negatively impact mental health, social functioning and overall quality of life.

Many women feel that they must deal with their menopause symptoms alone. The British Menopause Society record that a staggering ‘47% of women who have needed to take a day off work due to menopause symptoms say they wouldn’t tell their employer the real reason’. Further to this ‘51% of women say that menopause has affected their sex lives’, and ‘38% of partners say they feel helpless when it comes to supporting their partner through the menopause’.

World Menopause Day is important because it teaches midlife women that these symptoms are treatable, and that they can once again be in control of their sexual health.

How Femarelle can help

Femarelle is used by millions of women all over the globe. It’s a form of medication which is designed to provide relief from the symptoms of the menopause.

Femarelle has three different products under its umbrella for you to choose from. Each one of the products in the range is designed to support you through the individual stages of the menopause.

As your body adjusts to the menopause, you are more than likely to experience some of the aforementioned side effects which the menopause can have on your body. These side effects are due to hormonal changes within your body.

Femarelle products are designed to help you control the side effects the menopause brings. Whether you’re just beginning to have the symptoms of the menopause and are experiencing side effects like hot flushes, night sweats or mood swings, or you’ve been experiencing the symptoms for some time and are several months into the menopause, you will be able to find a solution.

Femarelle is the only food supplement that contains DT56a, an ingredient developed using soy derivatives as an active ingredient. It’s been studied in nine clinical trials, with the largest trial working on over 2,000 women.

It has two capsules a day of this vitamin enriched food supplement which is used by millions of women all over the world, with many attributing Femarelle as a contribution to why they’re feeling healthy during the menopause.

There are three different Femarelle products currently on the market:

Femarelle Rejuvenate® is dedicated to supporting your normal energy levels while maintaining skin and hair growth, containing Biotin. This product can help you experience:

  • Better control over decreased mood
  • Improved sleep
  • Increased energy levels
  • Better skin elasticity

Femarelle Recharge® can help to contribute to regulating your hormones and increasing your energy, containing Vitamin B6 which can help contribute to:

  • Regulation of hormonal activity
  • Reduction of tiredness and fatigue
  • Normal functioning of the nervous system
  • Normal psychological function and normal energy-yielding metabolism

Femarelle Unstoppable® will help to maintain bones and muscle so that you feel strong and healthy Containing Vitamin B2, biotin, Vitamin D, and calcium, these supplements will contribute towards:

  • Maintenance of normal bones
  • Reduction of muscle weakness
  • Reduction in the risk of falling associated with postural instability
  • Helping maintain normal hair and normal psychological function

Contact Weldricks Pharmacy today and let us point you in the direction of which Femarelle product can help you manage the symptoms of the menopause. Don’t suffer in silence - take your future into your own hands and live a happy and healthy postmenopausal life.