Why Women Still Can’t Have It All

Women of various ages 956322

Larissa is experiencing the menopausal transition, a normal part of aging for women. Menopause is not a disease or disorder. This time in a woman's life is often full of other transitions in addition to physical ones: Women may be caring for aging parents or relatives, supporting their children as they move into adulthood, or taking on new responsibilities at work. Some women don't have any trouble with menopausal symptoms and may even feel relieved when they no longer need to worry about painful periods or getting pregnant. For other women, the menopausal transition can bring hot flashestrouble sleepingpain during sexmoodiness and irritability, depressionor a combination of these symptoms. Some may decide to talk with their doctor about lifestyle changes or medications to treat their symptoms.

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