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World Menopause Day 2022

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Press Pause: Let’s talk about the Menopause

The Menopause affects all women at some stage in their life: that’s why it’s vital that we talk about it - not just for World Menopause Day, but in everyday conversations. The theme for this year’s World Menopause Day 2022 is brain fog and memory difficulties during Menopause.

Every woman will experience the menopause at some stage in their lifetime, and while we should be celebrating this natural transition, it can unfortunately bring about a host of unwanted symptoms affecting both physical and emotional wellbeing.

The common symptoms of Menopause can be experienced for several years¹:

  • Hot flushes
  • Night sweats
  • Mood swings
  • Brain fog
  • Poor memory
  • Low mood
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Reduced sex drive

For many women, the menopause can impact their overall quality of life, with research even reinstating how 1 in 4 women will consider leaving their job due to menopause symptoms².

A survey by the British Menopause Society found that in fact, 1 in 2 women in the UK, aged 45-65 go through the menopause without consulting a medical professional². But, promisingly the awareness for menopause support is growing, as the government and healthcare professionals are now recognising the need for additional education and guidance.

Is Hormone Replacement Therapy the only solution?

Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is the typical treatment to relieve symptoms of menopause. It replaces oestrogen and progesterone, the two main female hormones that are at lower levels leading into the menopause transition¹.

Although not everyone can use HRT due to the risks often associated with the therapy¹. Some people may suffer from various side effects from taking HRT including breast tenderness, nausea, cramps, digestive discomfort, or headaches¹. There is also an increasing risk of blood clots and breast cancer if taken for longer durations.

In some cases, women are medically advised not to take HRT or simply, they may prefer to try a more natural, non-hormonal approach instead. This is where our comprehensive Menopause supplement can help.

Feel Menopause Vs HRT

We are often asked what the difference is between HRT and Feel Menopause. The simple answer is that they are very different. We also do not advise that HRT and Feel Menopause are consumed together: it’s either one or the other.

HRT offers a hormone therapy approach of oestrogen and/or progesterone³. This is the first treatment option offered by the UK government as a way of managing troubling menopause symptoms. However, not every woman wants or is able to have this therapy and so alternatively, Feel Menopause provides a complementary and more natural solution which is 100% plant-based and free from any hormones or artificial ingredients.

Here at Feel, we recognise that many women are looking for a non-hormonal approach to support their menopausal transition. Our synergistic formulation brings together essential isoflavones, key B vitamins and evidence-based botanicals, all tailored to support women going through the menopause journey.

Feel Menopause vs HRT

Our Spotlight Ingredient- Red Clover Isoflavones

Feel Menopause contains 40mg of naturally occurring red clover isoflavones. Red clover isoflavones are believed to support menopausal symptoms as they have a similar structure to the female hormone oestrogen (which is also provided from HRT)⁴ and declines during the menopausal transition. As multiple menopause symptoms are thought to be triggered by this decline in oestrogen, red clover isoflavones can help to provide gentle support during this transition⁴.

What’s more, Red clover is allergen free, making Feel Menopause the perfect choice for those with allergies or intolerances to common ingredients, including soya.

Consistency is key

Similarly to HRT, we would encourage you to take Feel Menopause for at least 3 moments to notice the benefits. However, the fast-acting botanicals and B vitamins within the formula may start to work their magic sooner.

If you’re looking for a natural menopause solution, Feel Menopause is the answer, providing a happy and positive menopause transition.

References

¹ Menopause - NHS (www.nhs.uk)
² Ipsos MORI (2016)
³ British Menopause Society (2022)
⁴ https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6390141/

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