Prepared for Lauren S. | Delivered April 15, 2020
Pain Points for US Women
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To find insights that help to understand the pain points of the women in the United States, aged over 40 years, through the lens of menopause/
, migraine, metabolic energy, immunity, and mental well-being.
According to the latest available data, approximately
1.3 million women
l each year in the United States.
The typical age when most women in the United States start experiencing menopause is between the ages of
51 and 52.
However, it has been statistically found that nearly
5% of women
experience early menopause between the ages of 40 and 45 in the United States, and
1% of women
experience premature menopause before the age of 40.
75% of menopausal women
in the United States experience vasomotor symptoms such as hot flashes, night sweats, palpitations, and migraines.
60% of women
experience urogenital symptoms that include vaginal atrophy, urethral atrophy, and sexual dysfunction.
Nearly 45% of women
experience psychogenic symptoms including anger/irritability, anxiety/tension, depression, sleep disturbance, loss of concentration, and loss of self-esteem/confidence.
The government health authorities in the United States have published several pieces of advice that can be followed to
in the years
. These pieces of advice include quitting smoking, getting at least 30 minutes of physical activity each day, getting vitamins, minerals, fiber, and other essential nutrients, and practicing safe sex.
In the United States,
28 million women
Girls are most likely to experience their
during the year their periods begin.
However, from the age of 40,
migraine in women
begins to decrease.
According to studies, the patterns of
varies a lot between men and women.
Women go through
episodic pain and chronic pain
more frequently than men as migraine attacks mostly result from changes in estrogen levels.
In the United States,
43% of women
suffer from migraine. Of those who suffer, 50% go through more than 1 attack each month, and 25% go through 4 or more severe attacks each month.
92% of women
who suffer from chronic migraine are disabled.
According to the results of a study conducted by the Jackson Laboratory (JAX), located in Bar Harbor, Maine, adult women in the United States are more susceptible to
than their male counterparts.
Also, after the age of 65, men display higher innate and pro-inflammatory
and lower adaptive immune function than women.
The differences cited above make women, aged over 65 years, more prone to