You may already know that October is Menopause Awareness Month. At Living M, part of our mission that is close to our hearts is to help raise awareness and understanding of the menopause. We know from personal experience how tough dealing with menopausal symptoms can be, so the support and help we can give to one another can make a huge difference to how we are feeling. Menopause can be a confusing and isolating time. It can actually be pretty hard at first to even understand what is happening. It can take a while to link all the changes and symptoms to menopause. It’s estimated that by 2025 1 billion women will be going through the menopause globally. There are 14 million of us menopausal women in the UK alone but awareness of symptoms is still low. Currently only 3 in 10 people feel well informed about menopausal symptoms (GenM Invisibility Report) and we want to help change that.
48 Menopause Symptoms
Did you know there are actually 48 different symptoms? It isn’t all hot flashes and missed periods – there is a whole range of different symptoms from physical to psychological. Brain fog, anxiety, dry skin, burning gums, tinnitus, migraines to name just a few. Being able to recognise symptoms is the first step in managing symptoms and getting the help and support we need. Many women report feeling invisible as they go through menopause. We can really relate to this – we felt the same when it happened to us. The help and support we received from friends and family truly made a difference to how we felt about everything we were going through.
2023 Menopause Awareness Month
That’s why this Menopause Awareness Month we are really proud to be part of the Gen M #WeSeeYou Campaign which focuses around raising awareness of the 48 symptoms of menopause. Gen M is a collective of brands and organisations who want to make menopause support more visible so everyone going through menopause feels seen, understood and supported.
As part of the campaign, we will be sharing our own personal stories of perimenopause. You can join in the conversation with us on social media as we celebrate those who have made us feel seen and understood and share our top tips for dealing with menopausal symptoms. There are 14 million menopausal women in the UK alone – it’s a lot of us! Let’s make sure we are looking out for each other so we all get the help and visibility we need.