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Revealed: British Women Are Most Concerned About Weight Changes During Menopause

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News Release, (2022, July 28). Revealed: British Women Are Most Concerned About Weight Changes During Menopause. Psychreg on Female Psychology. https://www.psychreg.org/british-women-concerned-weight-changes-menopause/
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With the average Google search volume for menopause symptoms doubling over the past five years, Clarins Beauty Daily analysed the data to find out what UK women are searching for the most concerning menopause concerns and symptoms.

In the new data, we found that Brits are more concerned about weight changes than other symptoms, with 308,160 searches a year. 

Post-menopause bleeding is the second most common menopause concern, with a total of 244,320 searches – suggesting that there needs to be more awareness surrounding this. While post-menopause bleeding can be caused by changes in hormone levels, according to the NHS, women who experience any post-menopause bleeding should get checked by their GP. 

Following post-menopause bleeding, joint pain is the third most searched for menopause symptom in the UK with 143,520 searches. ‘menopause joint pain’ is the leading search query within this category, followed by ‘can menopause cause joint pain’ – revealing that many Brits are unaware that the menopause can also impact the joints. 

UK’s top 10 menopause concerns

  • weight gain – 308,160
  • post-menopause bleeding –  244,320
  • joint pain – 143,520
  • hot flashes – 131,280
  • breast pain – 125,880
  • hair loss – 112,560
  • headaches – 92,400
  • bloating – 79,440
  • perimenopause period changes – 76,440
  • itchy skin – 73,440

When looking at what symptoms Brits are searching for on Google from the NHS specifically, menopause weight gain NHS leads the way with 7,080 yearly searches, followed by acne NHS related searches at 5,880. Other common NHS searches include a sore clitoris area (5,760), hair loss (4,800) and itchy skin (3,840).

While the findings reveal the most common menopause symptom searches, Beauty Daily delved into Google search data to find the leading search terms relating to the best menopause remedies.

The findings reveal that Brits are searching for the best menopause supplements a total of 165,240 times a year, with ‘best lubricant’ menopause-related queries following behind at 41,040 searches. 

In beauty maintenance, women in the UK search for hair solutions and treatments more than any other beauty category. With hair loss known to be a common menopause symptom, Brits are the most interested in finding a shampoo that can treat hair loss and thinning.

According to Google, finding the best menopause hair remedies equates to 20,160 searches yearly, compared to 17,520 searches relating to the best solutions and products for menopausal skin. 

Emma Bardwell, specialist menopause nutritionist states: ‘With the correct evidence-based information, menopause can be a time of immense growth. However, many women are suffering debilitating symptoms. The more we talk, share, and join the dots, the better we can navigate this remarkable transition.’


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