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Peri menopause Statistics – Low mood, anxiety, depression


Peri Menopause, Low Mood & Depression - One person in four with menopause symptoms is concerned about their ability to cope with life.

The following research is from the independent Nuffield Health group discovered the following sobering facts.

Here at The Hormone Fairy we hear from women every single day who are struggling with the emotional side, anxiety and low mood that comes as a symptom of Hormone decline and peri or post menopause.

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  • Approximately 13 million women in the U.K are either peri- or post menopausal
  • Symptoms can last up to 15 years
  • Over 60% of women experience symptoms resulting in behaviour changes
  • 1 in 4 women will experience severe debilitating symptoms
  • Almost half of menopausal women say they feel depressed
  • A third of women say they suffer with anxiety
  • Women commonly complain of feeling as though they are going mad
  • Approximately two thirds of women say there is a general lack of support and understanding

The Nuffield research shows many women are being failed by their GP due to lack of knowledge around symptoms and treatments

  • Women are being incorrectly diagnosed as depressed and given antidepressants
  • Approximately 38 per cent of women seek help from a GP
  • One quarter of those who visited a GP say the possibility of the symptoms being menopause related is missed
  • One third of women who visited a GP were not made aware of hormone replacement therapy (HRT)
  • Many women are mistakenly denied HRT due to existing or family health concerns
  • Women still feel very confused about HRT
  • Many women are unaware of NHS menopause clinics

Currently there are only 29 NHS menopause clinics in the U.K (with waiting times for appointments up to 6 months)

  • 72% of women in work say they feel unsupported
  • 9 out of 10 women say they feel unable to talk to managers at work
  • 1 in 5 take time off to deal with menopausal symptoms, 1 in 50 are on long term sick leave

According to the Nuffield research, no less than 10 per cent of women seriously consider giving up work due to their symptoms. And females make up 77% of NHS staff, with an average age of 43!

It’s not just the women themselves – partners of menopausal women struggle to understand what is happening to them as they try to cope with fast-moving, ofter overwhelming symptoms.


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  1. This blog is intended for advice, you are responsible for your own health & wellbeing. Please book a consultation for individualised advice or speak with your GP or Health Practitioner

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