“It should be a liberation. But it feels like it’s a shackle. Because it’s been described as something that’s incredibly negative.”
Women have been known to experience over 34 symptoms during menopause, both physical and mental, which can affect their ability to work.
These include: hot flushes, where women experience sudden feelings of heat or cold in the face, which can make them dizzy; difficulty sleeping due to night sweats; and, muscle aches and joint pains.
It is thought by scientists that the problems with memory are linked to a drop in the hormone oestrogen which is known to protect the brain and improve thinking and memory.