Nearly 50% of Canadian women ‘feel unprepared’ for menopause. What to expect – GLOBAL

October 18, 2022

In her late 40s, Janet Ko began experiencing heart palpitations, night sweats and 30 hot flashes a day, she said.

Scared she was having heart problems, the Mississauga, Ont., resident saw multiple doctors, but none had linked her symptoms to perimenopause at the time.

Ko, now 55, said it took several years of not feeling healthy before she got the help she needed.

“I went into menopause in my late 40s, had perimenopausal experiences, but I had no idea that there was something called perimenopause,” she told Global News.

In the hope for other women to not be “blindsided” the way she was, Ko started the Menopause Foundation of Canada in January 2022 to help raise awareness about the hormonal changes that affect nearly half the Canadian population.

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