Understanding the Menopause

A Journey of Empowerment

The menopause, a natural transition in a woman’s life, marks the end of her reproductive years and the onset of hormonal changes that can bring a range of symptoms. While it’s a common experience, affecting around 15.5 million women in the UK today, the menopause remains a topic shrouded in silence and misunderstanding.

A Shift in Life Expectancy

A century ago, the average age for menopause was 57, with a life expectancy of around 60. This meant that the menopausal years were often seen as a prelude to the end of life. However, today, women are living longer, with an average life expectancy of 89 years. The average age of menopause has also fallen to 51, meaning that a woman could spend up to 40% of her life postmenopausal – a significant portion of her adult life.

The Importance of Menopause Awareness

Despite the increasing number of women experiencing menopause, awareness and support remain inadequate. This lack of understanding can have profound personal, social, and economic consequences. Women may experience symptoms that disrupt their daily lives, leading to reduced quality of life, strained relationships, and even job loss.

Empowering Women to Thrive

At The Menopause Consultancy, we believe that every woman deserves to navigate the menopause journey with knowledge, empowerment, and personalised support.

We are committed to providing evidence-based information and tailored guidance to help women thrive during this transition.