In a small proportion, the complaints are so bad that they call in sick, the Central Bureau of Statistics and TNO report.
Two in three women who suffer from menopausal symptoms at work discuss this with colleagues. A small group would like to, but do not. The women with menopausal symptoms say they want more support and understanding, especially from their supervisors.
Most people know that the transition is accompanied by hot flashes, but that your metabolism slows down, your heart and blood vessels deteriorate and anxiety can increase, is less known. The complaints are sometimes so severe that women are forced to sit at home.
1.5 million women
Every year, more than 1.5 million Dutch women between the ages of 40 and 60 have to deal with the menopause. More than 80 percent of them suffer from the aforementioned complaints.