NEW YORK, Sept. 15, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- New data released today by Amberen, a dietary supplement which naturally restores hormonal imbalance in menopausal women, reveals a need for more information and education be made available to women experiencing menopause. The national study of 500 menopausal women examined women's knowledge about menopause, the impact it has on their daily lives and the ways in which they manage their symptoms. Most notably, 79 percent of women experiencing menopause admitted they felt there wasn't enough information available on how to effectively manage their menopause symptoms.
More than half of those surveyed do not fully understand the differences between perimenopause, menopause and post-menopause. At the same time, 73 percent of those surveyed believe menopause started earlier than they realized or expected it would. Sixty nine percent of those surveyed don't fully understand how supplements can manage their menopause symptoms. Surprisingly, only 22 percent of the women surveyed admitted to having tried menopause supplements to manage their symptoms.
This lack of knowledge about the physical, emotional and psychological changes a woman experiences during menopause, has led more than one third of the women surveyed to wait a year or longer before speaking to a doctor about the symptoms they experience. When inquiring why they waited so long, 35 percent of those who waited believed their symptoms were unrelated to menopause.
"This research supports a growing demand for greater and personalized access to menopause information and resources," said Roman Trunin, CEO of Lunada Biomedical, the company that makes Amberen, a menopause relief supplement. "Among those surveyed, 66 percent of women in their 40s believe menopause will ultimately make them a stronger woman, proving that with the right tools and resources at their disposal, women can be empowered to manage this transition effectively."
Trunin continued, "We are excited our NurseAid professionals can provide women with the opportunity to engage in one-on-one, discreet consultations with licensed nurses to get their menopause questions answered. Through this service, women can learn more about the changes they are experiencing and develop a deeper understanding as to how supplements like Amberen can help them effectively manage their symptoms and embrace this stage of life."
NurseAid is a team of licensed nurses who provide one-on-one personalized consultations to women approaching perimenopause, menopause or those interested in learning more about Amberen. This free service is available to any woman going through perimenopause, menopause or post-menopause Monday through Friday from 9am – 7pm Eastern Time and provides an opportunity for women to ask questions about this natural transition.
Additional key findings from the survey include:
Sixty five percent of the women surveyed claim menopause is more difficult to go through than puberty.
Among those surveyed, the top three symptoms women find most difficult to manage are hot flashes (60%), night sweats (47%) and sleeplessness (41%).
Ninety four percent of the women surveyed claim their menopause symptoms disrupt sleep. Among the same group of women, 63 percent reported experiencing disruptions on average of four nights or more per week.
Seventy five percent of the women surveyed believe menopause has impacted their relationship with their significant other.
Among the women surveyed, 86 percent believe men couldn't handle the challenge of going through menopause.
Amberen can be purchased at Walmart and other major retailers nationwide. To learn more about Amberen or NurseAid, please visit http://www.amberen.com.
About the Survey The Amberen survey was conducted by Wakefield Research (http://www.wakefieldresearch.com) among 500 U.S. women experiencing menopause, between August 11th and August 22, 2016, using a email invitation and an online survey.
Results of any sample are subject to sampling variation. The magnitude of the variation is measurable and is affected by the number of interviews and the level of the percentages expressing the results. For the interviews conducted in this particular study, the chances are 95 in 100 that a survey result does not vary, plus or minus, by more than 4.4 percentage points from the result that would be obtained in interviews had been conducted with all persons in the universe represented by the sample.
Amberen is a clinically tested and innovative menopause relief supplement that naturally restores hormonal balance with no registered side effects. Amberen is neither a hormonal replacement therapy nor an herbal supplement. It is a succinate-based formulation that targets the root cause of menopause symptoms to provide women with multi-symptom relief in one proprietary formula.