The transition topostmenopauseis a normal part of the aging process. It is also a time of physical changes. You can expect some emotional responses to these changes, both positive and negative.
Menopause does not create serious emotional issues for most women. Many women celebrate a sense of freedom from birth control concerns and menstrual bleeding. Often women find this time of life highly productive in their work and personal lives. But it is also common to feel unsettled about body changes that seem beyond your control, including:
You can take care of yourself in the following ways:
Primary Medical Reviewer Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine
Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine
Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer Carla J. Herman, MD, MPH - Geriatric Medicine
Current as ofOctober 6, 2017
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