Presented by Health & Her, World Perimenopause Day on October 11th 2019 aims to raise awareness around the transitional period into menopause, where hormone levels fluctuate and as a result, women experience an array of symptoms which are often difficult to recognise.
Perimenopause can begin when a woman is in her early to mid 40’s, typically 2-10 years before their periods stop. Some major symptoms include period changes, hot flushes, night sweats, sleep disruption, weight gain, low mood, stress, anxiety, and even joint aches. Women often attribute their symptoms to something they may be doing wrong, or another cause, leading millions of women on a global scale to suffer in silence and isolation, with little to no direction on which way to turn. When the day-to-day becomes challenging, it can be a huge relief for women to join the dots and understand the connection between their symptoms and their midlife hormone fluctuations.
World Perimenopause Day is an opportunity for men, women, healthcare professionals, press and media to work together to raise awareness around the realities of female health and the management options available, while combating global stigma and misinformation.
At healthandher.com, women can find free, expert advice on perimenopause and female health, as well as tried and tested management options. 10% of all sales during the month of October will be donated to Wellbeing of Women – a UK charity dedicated to improving the health of women by funding medical research into reproductive and gynaecological health.
For more information, visit https://healthandher.com/hot-topics/world-perimenopause-day/ and use #WorldPerimenopauseDay to join the conversation.