MENOPAUSE AWARNESS MONTH
October marks menopause awareness month but this elusive topic doesn’t always remain in the forefront of our minds despite it affecting over 12 million people within the UK.
Menopause can affect anyone who experiences menstruation and marks the end of that cycle - but it can come with some unwanted symptoms.
We want to share our knowledge around the menopause and how you can use AKT to help through this natural transition.
LAB COATS ON - HERE IS THE SCIENCE BIT!
Menopause occurs when you are no longer having periods for a span of 12 months. You may experience side effects of this transition before your cycles have ended and this is called peri-menopause. Usually, this affects people between 45 - 55.
Symptoms during this time can include:
- Changes in mood
- Problem with memory
- Difficulty sleeping
- Hot flushes
- Muscle aches
- Changes in your body shape or weight
- Vaginal Dryness
- Reduced sex drive
The menopause represents a significant change in your body but it’s something that is rarely spoken about openly, despite it affecting so many. Three in five menopausal people have been negatively affected at work, and almost 900,000 women have left their jobs because of menopausal symptoms. If you’re worried about the menopause do speak to your healthcare professional or you can find more information on the NHS website.
Even with physical symptoms to deal with there also seems to be a taboo in discussing this openly with people who are affected. We want to see a shift in this. Be the change you want to see and all that!
A TOOL TO KEEP YOUR COOL
We’ve had people sharing their reviews of AKT being put to the test to fight sweating and hot flushes and we couldn’t be happier to read them.
Here are some of our favourites:
“I'd been struggling with keeping my armpits dry for quite a long time since entering Menopause. I have to say this is the first deodorant that genuinely does keep armpits dry for me. Thanks AKT. You've been a lifesaver!”
“As a woman in perimenopause, the sudden onset of excess sweating is a new and not altogether wonderful experience (ah the joys of growing old!) I must admit I was a little sceptical about AKT, but I needn’t have been! This stuff really does work - all day. It also smells divine and my husband has started stealing it too!”
“I am currently suffering from hot flushes due to the menopause. What can I say? It is brilliant! I have been using it for about 2 weeks. I will never go back to my old antiperspirant. Not only does it smell great, it makes your under arms really soft but it has really helped, I don't feel clammy all the time. Thank you.”
“I am in perimenopause and I have struggled to find an antiperspirant which lasts the whole day. Its scent is lovely, it doesn’t build up on my skin and I even apply under boobs to keep dry (I am generously blessed and cursed at the same time in that regard). I love this product!”
We’re over the moon to hear about the positive impact AKT has had on our customers going through the menopause. It can be a difficult time, so knowing that AKT has played our part in making it a little more bearable is worth it.
Don’t be afraid to talk about the menopause with people - it’s part of our human experience and deserves our attention and care.