In terms of career development and progression, many women may find they are only just achieving their set goals as they reach their 40′s and 50′s. Unfortunately, this is also the general time period where many women start to experience the negative side effects of the menopause. These symptoms can include memory issues, sleep deprivation, hot flushes, mood swings and lowered energy levels. This can seem like a highly unfair scenario, where a women who has worked her way up the ranks of a company is finding herself being held back by this natural condition.
In addition to these physical and psychological symptoms, another major barrier that faces a working female is the inability to discuss this with other employees and managers. Whilst most companies will be sympathetic and supportive towards employees who have other health issues, those with menopausal symptoms are often left with no-one to confide in at the workplace, and the topic by and large remains taboo, with many male managers unwittingly coming across as insensitive and ignorant towards their female co-workers issues.
Fortunately, their exist quite a few methods that can help females around the world to maintain their careers whilst going through the menopause. If you find you are becoming “less effective” in your workplace, then please consider the following:
Traditional Massage and Spa – By taking some personal time, and visiting a spa, you can clear your mind of cluttered thoughts, relax your body and enjoy being pampered for once.
Acupuncture – This can be an effective method of countering both muscular and stress issues.
Herbal Remedies – By taking some herbal formulas, such as Curcuma Comosa, many of the negative symptoms attributed to the menopause can be reduced and even eliminated completely, leaving women more able to continue working without any feelings of stress and anxiety.