Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Women Underestimate The Impact Of Menopause

Women theoretically understand menopause, but so many underestimate the impact that menopausal symptoms have on their life both physically and emotionally.

A recent study at the Columbus Center for Women's Health Research in Ohio said that 87 percent of women experience anxiety, depression and mood swings, and these symptoms negatively impact their relationships, family life and career."Some studies have shown that women can have dozens of moderate-to-severe hot flashes a day, with each one lasting a few minutes," the doctor said in a statement. "It is no wonder symptomatic women report such an impact on their lives and relationships."

In another survery sponsored by Teva Women's Health Inc., a subsidiary of Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd , 67 percent of women reported their menopause symptoms negatively impacted their personal health and well-being; 58 percent said it impacted their sex life and 52 percent reported it affected their relationship with their significant other.

It is important for women to realize there is all kinds of help for menopausal symptoms. Some women are more comfortable with traditional hormone therapy. While other women prefer natural solutions like boosting soy and omega 3’s and wearing wicking pajamas for night sweats. So no need to suffer, discuss your options with your doctor to find what will work best for you.

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