Boots Pharmacists are seeing more women ask about the perimenopause in stores
In response, Boots Superintendent Pharmacist reveals EYNTK about perimenopause
Boots has also launched a new range of supplements called menopause&me, which includes a perimenopause supplement
This Menopause Awareness Month, Boots has reported an increase in customers seeking information about the perimenopause. According to Claire Nevinson, Superintendent Pharmacist at Boots, pharmacists have reported a rise in customers asking about the perimenopause, following an increase in menopause awareness generally in the last few years.
Claire said: “Some of our pharmacists are reporting that in the last year or so, more women are coming in asking them questions about the menopause. More recently, they’ve seen more questions around the perimenopause specifically – everything from how they can tell the signs and symptoms to how long it lasts. It’s great to see more people opening up.For those that need menopause or perimenopause support but are unsure where to go, don’t forget you can always speak to your local Boots pharmacy teamas your first port of call.”
Boots continues to be dedicated to its mission to support women through the perimenopause and menopause. It has products, services and advice to help women take control of over 40 signs and symptoms of the menopause, available at its award-winning hub on boots.com. Last year, it was the first retailer to introduce the ‘M-Tick’ – the world’s first independent symbol for menopause-friendly products – introduced by Gen M, the menopause partner for brands.
This Menopause Awareness Month, Boots has launched anew, own brand supplement range called menopause&me. The range comprises five supplement products that can help support through the different stages of the menopause.
It has been formulated by women’s health and nutritional experts and consists of five tailored blends to target common menopause signs and symptoms. It also includes an all-in-one perimenopause complex which can help to provide hormone-regulating nutritional support during the perimenopause.
Introducing the new Boots menopause&me supplement range**:
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Boots has also launched three new brands that offer products that can support with menopause symptoms on boots.com and select stores. These brands are Luna Daily, Nixi Body and FEWE. The brands secured the listing as part of a dragons-den style ‘Meet the Buyer’ competition run by Boots to find new and innovative products from smaller brands that support women’s health.
Customers can also walk into any Boots store to speak with a Boots pharmacist for support, with no appointment needed and many stores have consultation rooms available for privacy.
Claire Nevinson, Boots Superintendent Pharmacist, has shared what you need to know about the perimenopause to answer any concerns and help raise awareness amongst women:
What is the difference between perimenopause and menopause?
“Menopause is when your periods stop due to lower hormone levels. Perimenopause is the stage when you can have signs and symptoms of menopause, but your periods have not stopped. Perimenopause ends and you reach menopause when you have not had a period for 12 months.”
How do I know if I’m perimenopausal?
“Each woman can have a very different experience. Some will suffer from multiple signs and symptoms and some none, and this is completely normal. The first sign of the perimenopause is usually, but not always, a change in the normal pattern of your periods or irregular periods.”
What common signs and symptoms should I look out for?
“The first sign is usually, but not always, a change in the normal pattern of your periods or irregular periods. Other common signs and symptoms can include anxiety, mood swings, hot flushes, brain fog and vaginal dryness.
When is this phase expected?
''Perimenopause and menopause are a natural part in a women’s life course and usually occur between the ages of 45 – 55, as a women’s oestrogen levels drop, although it can start earlier or later for some women.”
How long does the perimenopause last?
“Some women may notice symptoms of the menopause months or even years before their periods come to an end, and this transitional phase dictates the duration of the perimenopause-which can be different for everyone”
What can I do to help ease symptoms?
“Eating well, exercising, having a good sleep hygiene and looking after your mental wellbeing can all help with signs and symptoms during perimenopause. Your Boots pharmacist can also advise on the products and services best suited to your needs, based on the symptoms you may be experiencing.”
*Access to treatment is subject to an online consultation with clinician to assess suitability. Subject to availability. Charges apply.
**The Boots Superintendent Pharmacist does not endorse any of these products