Today’s news that breast cancer risks from menopausal hormone therapy are bigger than previously thought will be unwelcome news for many. Although the risk of breast cancer is already known, the suggestion that the risk is actually double what women are currently told is concerning.
Many of the women in my life – including my wife, sister and many dear friends – are approaching their late forties and it won’t be long before they reach the menopause. The average age for this is 51, with many women experiencing symptoms much earlier. These can include hot flushes, reduced concentration, mood swings, lack of sleep and erratic periods.
According to Health and Her, a quarter of menopausal women over 50 find their menopause symptoms are so debilitating they are considering reducing their office hours. Not every woman works for an enlightened employer which can provide the support, flexibility and facilities she may need.
With today’s news, it’s struck me that as a society we just don’t talk about this key stage in women’s lives enough. We’re much happier talking about pregnancy and maternity leave. Certainly in my blogs I’ve focused more on our sports nutrition products than on our vitamins and supplements for menopausal women.
Some women find supplements can help them manage their perimenopause and menopause symptoms. Do get in touch to find out how we can work with you to develop such products for your own customers.