“The theme for
World Menopause Day 2023
is Cardiovascular Disease”.1

Umbrella

What may the World Menopause Day 2023 Umbrella include?

Depending on the Source (DotS) this umbrella may include:

  • Menopause Awareness Day/Month
  • Menopause Day/Month
  • World Menopause Day/Month

World Menopause Day 2023

World Menopause Day 2023What is the theme for World Menopause Day (WMD) 2023?

In World Menopause Day the International Menopause Society (IMS) have announced:

“The theme for World Menopause Day 2023 is Cardiovascular Disease”.2
World Menopause Day 2023

World Menopause Day

World Menopause Day 2023When is WMD?

In World Menopause Day the IMS explain:

“World Menopause Day is held every year on the 18th of October. The purpose of the day is to raise awareness of the menopause and the support options available for improving health and wellbeing”.3

World Menopause Month

World Menopause Day 2023What is World Menopause Month?

The IMS note:

“Since it is not always possible for local societies to arrange activities for this specific day, the IMS has now designated October as World Menopause Month. Local societies can also collaborate with other organizations working in the field of adult women’s health, such as societies for osteoporosis and breast cancer, to organize joint events. World Menopause Month can also be a call to implement policies that support research and treatment in the area of menopausal health”.4

Patient Information Leaflet

World Menopause Day 2023What do the IMS explain in their WMD 2023 Patient Information Leaflet about cardiovascular disease?

On page two in their Patient Information Leaflet – Cardiovascular Disease: What Women Need to Know the IMS explain:

“Breast cancer is often believed to be the number one cause of death and disability in women. In reality, it is cardiovascular disease. The number of cases of cardiovascular disease is high… and continuing to rise.

But by understanding more about the causes and impacts of cardiovascular disease, you can take steps to reduce your risk.

Here’s what every woman needs to know…”.5

Cardiovascular Diseases

What are cardiovascular diseases (CVDs)?

DotS the definition of CVDs may vary. In Cardiovascular Diseases (CVDs): What Are Cardiovascular Diseases? the World Health Organization’s (WHO) definition is:

“Cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) are a group of disorders of the heart and blood vessels and they include:

  • Coronary heart disease – a disease of the blood vessels supplying the heart muscle
  • Cerebrovascular disease – a disease of the blood vessels supplying the brain
  • Peripheral arterial disease – a disease of blood vessels supplying the arms and legs
  • Rheumatic heart disease – damage to the heart muscle and heart valves from rheumatic fever, caused by streptococcal bacteria
  • Congenital heart disease – birth defects that affect the normal development and functioning of the heart caused by malformations of the heart structure from birth; and
  • Deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism – blood clots in the leg veins, which can dislodge and move to the heart and lungs”.6

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  1. World Menopause Day. International Menopause Society https://www.imsociety.org/education/world-menopause-day/ Accessed: 01 October 2023
  2. World Menopause Day. International Menopause Society https://www.imsociety.org/education/world-menopause-day/ Accessed: 01 October 2023
  3. World Menopause Day 2014. International Menopause Society https://www.imsociety.org/education/world-menopause-day/wmd-2014/ Accessed: 01 October 2023
  4. World Menopause Day. International Menopause Society https://www.imsociety.org/education/world-menopause-day/ Accessed: 01 October 2023
  5. World Menopause Day: Patient Information Leaflet – Cardiovascular Disease: What Women Need to Know. International Menopause Society https://www.imsociety.org/education/world-menopause-day/ Accessed: 01 October 2023
  6. Cardiovascular Diseases (CVDs): What Are Cardiovascular Diseases? 11 June 2021. World Health Organization https://www.who.int/en/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/cardiovascular-diseases-(cvds) Accessed: 01 October 2023
Topic Last Updated: 18 November 2023 – Topic Last Reviewed: 01 October 2023
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