By Deborah Wilburn
Menopause symptoms don't have to get in the way of your job performance.You feel crazy, depressed. You're hot, you're cold. Your sex drive just drove away. You can't remember anything, including what you just read. Your mood swings could frighten a platoon of Marines. You're in menopause.
Menopause symptoms are well known, and researchers are only now looking at how they affect women in the workplace. A recent Dutch study, reported in the journal Menopause, took a closer look at how menopause affects "work ability." That's a person's ability to carry out job demands while attempting to predict future job performance, including how often a person will call in sick. The researchers enlisted 200 working women, ages 40 through 60, to complete a questionnaire about their work ability. Women who reported having menopausal symptoms were more likely to rate themselves lower on the work ability index, including reporting more missed days of work.
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