Menopause Symptoms' Toll

Avatar for cmkarla
Registered: 01-03-2001
Menopause Symptoms' Toll
Thu, 03-14-2013 - 12:35pm

How do Menopause symptoms affect your life? According to Health Day News, productivity and quality of life decline as symptoms increase. "Women who suffer severe hot flashes during menopause may be less productive on the job and have a lower quality of life, a new study suggests.

The study, by researchers from the drug maker Pfizer, Inc., is based on a survey of nearly 3,300 U.S. women aged 40 to 75. Overall, women who reported severe hot flashes and night sweats had a dimmer view of their well-being. They also were more likely than women with milder symptoms to say the problem hindered them at work." more

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Avatar for klrambo
Community Leader
Registered: 10-19-2000
Fri, 04-05-2013 - 7:51pm

LOL   It sounds as if those bright researchers have 'found' what we have been saying now for years!

The only thing is they were concentrated on "hot flashes" mostly and none of the other rather dibilitating things that can come along with peri-menopause.  That is a rather bias study by any standards though, considering the way it was conducted.

But those of us who live through this stage of life can usually chuckle about most of it later.

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Registered: 11-30-2013
Tue, 07-22-2014 - 2:19am
The symptoms of menopause are not as easy to have. To some women, life takes a different twist which may seem to be for the worst; hot flushes, night sweats, sleep disorders, depression, anxiety, and headaches among other symptoms. A point to take not of is that these symptoms come in when the menopausal woman has duties and responsibilities that still need her attention. At the end of the day, menopause affects a woman’s personal life, her family life, her work life and any other life that she could be having. Menopause has unique impacts to each and every woman. It affects a woman emotionally, physically and even mentally. Read more here