… The world population of menopausal and post-menopausal women is projected to be 1.2 billion worldwide by 2025, with 47 million new women transitioning ever year.
That’s a lot of women who don’t know about their body’s potential to change … overnight. Then we have to consider the long term health consequences of personally mismanaging our menopause transition, simply because we didn’t know how.
Did you know that the level of hormones postmenopause places women at higher risk than men of developing the following conditions? – Dementia, type 2 diabetes, bowel cancer, heart disease and osteoporosis.
Statistics from Alzheimer’s Research UK:
- One million people in the UK will have dementia by 2025 and this will increase to two million by 2050.
- 9% of women died due to Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias in 2019 in the UK. It was the leading cause of death for women.
- Women are 2.3 times more likely to provide care for someone with dementia for over 5 years.
“Osteoporosis is becoming an increasing burden to the health service both in financial and human terms with one in three women over 50 years suffering a fragility fracture. One in six women will have a hip fracture and, of these, 20% will die within one month, 30% within one year and over 50% will no longer be able to live independently.”British Menopause Society.
The Office of National Statistics issued information recently about life expectancy. For females the age is 83.1 years. However, our healthy, disability-free life expectancy is 61.3 years. In other words we are only expected to live 76.2% of our lives in good health.
All of the above is tremendously shocking. Even more so, when you begin to understand the biology behind the risks.