Menopause At Work: How To Manage Your Symptoms And Succeed In Your Career?

by Dispatch Yashram on Mar 03, 2022

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It is essential to understand that menopause is not an illness or a medical condition, however, due importance needs to be given to its symptoms so that a woman can simply sail through this normal life event; especially, working women need to be more attentive to not let it hamper their career. Read further to understand the symptoms of menopause, the precautions you must take and how you can handle it like a boss!

Let's Know What Menopause Is?

Menopause is the permanent stop for menstrual periods in women, marking the end of their reproductive phase. It occurs around the age of 45-50 and involves the ovaries in stopping the release of eggs and a decrease in the production of hormones such as estrogen and progesterone. This leads to physical and emotional changes in the body and an increased risk of health conditions.

Symptoms Of Menopause

The symptoms of menopause are wide and vary from woman to woman, but some of the most common ones include: 

Physical Symptoms

  • Irregular Periods
  • Hot Flashes
  • Night Sweats
  • Vaginal Dryness
  • Urinary Problems

Psychological Symptoms

  • Loss of self-confidence
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Anger
  • Irritability
  • Forgetting
  • Lack of concentration and confidence
These are just some of the many symptoms that you could be facing; and as a working woman, some of these could be highly interfering with your work life.

Side Effects Of Menopause 

Menopause and its symptoms affect your work and life in several ways. For example, hot flashes and night sweats could also cause insomnia which would further hamper your work and sleep schedules. Urinary problems, like, urinary incontinence can cause low self-esteem and low self-confidence. Further, work-related problems like stress can also affect symptoms of menopause, thus, leading to a vicious cycle. These problems can lead to you feeling less interested in your work, lower your commitment towards your job and also affect your satisfaction level with your work and home also.

Menopause can have a range of effects on work and career, including:

  • Decreased Productivity: 

Women experiencing menopause may have difficulty concentrating and may experience fatigue, which can impact their productivity at work.
  • Increased Absenteeism:

Menopause symptoms such as night sweats and sleep disturbances can make it difficult for women to get a good sleep leading to increased absenteeism and a decrease in overall work performance.
  • Career Transitions: 

Menopause can be a time of reflection for women and some may take an opportunity to make career changes or pursue new opportunities.
  • Discrimination: 

Women experiencing menopause may face bias and discrimination in the workplace due to age-related stereotypes and their ability to perform their job.
  • Health Concerns:

Menopause is associated with an increased risk of health conditions such as heart disease, which can impact women's ability to work and their overall career performance.
 All this needs to be understood and precautions need to be taken to ensure that you can deal with menopause in a reasonable manner.

 Also read our article on Menopause: Age, Symptoms & Treatments

Essential Precautions In Menopause 

Taking care of certain things could help ease your life during menopause and would also ensure that it doesn’t hamper your career. Some of the following precautions are worth checking out –
  • Include the following in your lingerie collection –
    • Leak-Proof Panties – Irregular periods increase worries of staining; stop worrying about it and instead wear leak-proof period panties around your period date to avoid staining.
    • Incontinence PantiesThese are special panties designed for urinary leak problems during menopause. The 3 layer design provides an anti-microbial and anti-odour wear experience.
    • Period Panties When on your period, opt to wear period panties so that you are confident of yourself and can stop worrying about stains. It also allows freedom of movement and a comfortable fit.
  • Include as many healthy foods as possible in your daily diet, like fresh fruit and vegetable salads. Try to cut down on snacking on unhealthy food items and instead reach for a fruit or juice when hungry.
  • Exercise regularly to keep yourself fit and also shed off the extra weight that many women gain during menopause. You could try walking or take up yoga for a healthy lifestyle.
  • Wearing shapers can help you maintain your body during menopause and it would also tone and shape the extra flab.

Check out: Top 3 Menopausal Innerwear For Women


Most important is the fact that you need to consider menopause as a normal life event that every woman goes through. It is not a disease or an illness. Don’t allow yourself to feel low about yourself, instead try to cheer up and make a conscious effort to be interested in daily things like work and home.

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