"Treat the disease, you win some, you lose some. Treat the patient, you always win."
~Patch Adams~

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Menopausal Symptoms Negatively Affect Work Ability

Some of the technical language of the study may be over your head (it was certainly over mine) but the gist of this article from DoctorsLounge.com is that when a woman is dealing with menopausal symptoms, it negatively impacts her work life.  I'm sure many of you, like me are thinking "Really? And in other breaking news, the sun will rise tomorrow."  Cognitive impairment, lack of energy, depression, hot flashes, night sweats, lack of sleep ----- yes, my guess is that they negatively affect a woman's ability to work at her optimal level.  Sadly, we need a study to convince many employers (not to mention doctors and insurance companies) that menopausal symptoms do affect productivity and should be taken seriously.