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More than half of women are struggling to get the help they need for menopause

Friday October 7, 2022
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Viridian empowers women with personalised support in new Manage Your Menopause campaign


New research by ethical vitamin company Viridian Nutrition has found over half (53%) of women cannot get the help they need for menopause.


The survey commissioned by Viridian, which polled 2,000 women aged between 45 and 55 across the UK and Ireland, found one of the key challenges women is face is lack of information.


The responses show:

78% of women between the ages of 45 and 55 are experiencing the effects of the menopause.
- More than half (53%) have been unable to talk to a medical professional.
- It takes 1 in 5 women more than a year to diagnose the menopause and get the support they need.
- Two thirds of women are not aware that diet and lifestyle can impact menopause symptoms and only 4% of people are advised on this by their GP.



Caption: NHS and GPs waiting times under pressure, 53% of women found that they were unable to speak to a medical professional


These findings, released during Menopause Awareness Month, coincides with the publication of a new book called The Menopause Journal, written by Viridian’s Head of Nutrition Aimèe Benbow.


The launch of The Menopause Journal aims to support women in identifying and understanding their symptoms, to prepare for appointments with medical professionals and get the solutions they need and deserve.




Speaking of the findings, Aimée said: “These findings clearly show that there isn’t enough support out there for women experiencing symptoms of the menopause. It’s important for women to understand their symptoms fully so they can be clear with their health professional, but the symptoms can be so varied it’s hard to know if they are caused by the menopause or something else – leading women to struggle on alone. This combined with delays in getting medical help means women are feeling worried, and that shouldn’t be the case.

Aimée addresses this with information and advice on where to go for further support. 


It also directs people to independent health stores which 8 in 10 women said they hadn’t thought of to seek help.


Aimée added: “Advisors there are nutritionally trained and with a wealth of knowledge can help women find what works for them. HRT is the most discussed treatment option by GPs but there are many alternatives and diet is one of the fundamental aspects that can make a noticeable difference.” 


An extract of The Menopause Journal is available to download at Copies are available from independent health stores and




To coincide with Menopause Awareness Month, Viridian is launching Menopause Complex, an innovative supplement combining researched plant extracts. Formulated by Viridian’s expert nutritionists, it targets the most common symptoms of menopause. Menopause Complex contains hops, which can help with the tell-tale signs associated with the menopause, such as hot flushes, sweating, restlessness, and irritability.


Findings from a UK and Ireland survey of 2,000 women aged 45-55, conducted by Viridian Nutrition in September 2022.


TAGS: Womens HealthMenopause, The Menopause Journal, Menopause Complex


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