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Afra Willmore and counselor Eric Patterson discuss the prevalence of menopause and depression, and how to combat its effects.
The perimenopause journey can be a blow to your confidence, but you can feel good about yourself again. Menopause and self-esteem can go together!
Men will not have the massive changes to their physiology that women endure due to ever-changing hormone levels.
Many divorce occur during the menopause years. Because of this, finding ways to improve your physical and psychological symptoms is essential.
Menopause can take a huge toll on your mental health, but it doesn't have to. Consider these tips for managing your menopause and emotions.
Understanding these stages of menopause will help you to understand and prepare yourself for what's coming.
Weight gain during menopause is common but it does not have to be an eventuality. Use these tips to aid in weight loss and maintenance!
Menopause and Family Support: During this transition, you need additional support. Make sure you have 'the menopause conversation' with your family.
During menopause, the body can get menopause and anxiety symptoms confused. Find out how you can prevent anxiety from taking over.
Menopause marks a huge physical and emotional shift in your life: you may find that you are not thinking, looking or feeling like yourself.