Commercial Director Sandra Cowley shares her experience on #WorldMenopauseDay
World Menopause Day is held on the 18th October every year and is dedicated to raising the awareness of the menopause and of the support that is available to those going through it.
As a business, we believe in the importance of a health-first approach, and we want all of our employees to know that if they are struggling, we can support them.
No two people will experience the menopause in the same way – signs and symptoms can vary, as can methods of managing those symptoms. However you may be affected, know that it is not something that you are going through alone.
To help raise awareness on this #WorldMenopauseDay, our Commercial Director Sandra Cowley shares:
As a woman in her late 50’s, I have experienced the symptoms of menopause for the over 6 years. I can honestly say it has and continues to have an impact on my daily life through a lack of sleep, forgetting simple words, and some days a total lack of energy. What has helped me is making my health, nutrition, and fitness my number one priority and openly talking about it to other women and men. I am also taking HRT which, for me, was the right choice.
I believe women of all ages need to be informed of the stages and options to treat menopause so they can get the help they need earlier rather than thinking they are going bad and just growing old, as it doesn’t have to be this way.
Menopause should not be something we just give in to and accept, but something we educate ourselves in and adopt the right choices for our individual symptoms, lifestyles, and needs.
If you are struggling with changes, I encourage you to talk to a menopause specialist, GP, or other women about how you feel. You are definitely not alone.
For more information about the menopause, the International Menopause Society has a large range of resources, including videos, podcasts, and articles.
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