By 2030, the world population of menopausal and postmenopausal women is projected to increase to 1.2 billion, with 47 million new entrants each year1. Yet, the topic remains a taboo, with many women undergoing unpleasant yet treatable menopausal symptoms silently due to fear or shame2. The average age of menopause in India is around 46.2 years, as compared to 51 years in western countries3. This transition significantly affects various aspects of a woman’s life, impacting their health, well-being, and overall quality of life. 33% women feel their social life has taken a back seat due to menopause4. In addition to common physical symptoms (hot flashes and night sweats), women are also more vulnerable to psychological effects including depression, anxiety, sleep deprivation and fatigue5. Mood disorders pose further challenges – leading to increased feelings of irritability, poor concentration (or ‘brain fog’) and lowered self-esteem, which can affect your ability to cope overall6. Menopause can be an unsettling time, causing complex feelings due to hormonal fluctuations1,3. However, you may not realize there are ways for you to carry on living healthy, full lives.