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How can low self-esteem contribute to problems associated with menopause?

A poor body image and low self-esteem may contribute to problems associated with menopause. For example, several studies have found that a negative attitude about menopause contributes to the severity of depression and headaches; this suggests that when we emphasize the losses rather than the benefits of menopause, severe problems are more likely. For some of us, negative experiences that appear to be about menopause may be more related to low self-esteem than to the depletion of hormones. Gaining an understanding of cultural influences, self-esteem, and the physical and emotional changes associated with menopause can help us feel empowered during this stage of our lives.

Our Bodies, Ourselves: Menopause

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Our Bodies, Ourselves: Menopause

FROM THE EDITORS OF THE CLASSIC "BIBLE OF WOMEN'S HEALTH," A TRUSTWORTHY, UP-TO-DATE GUIDE TO HELP EVERY WOMAN NAVIGATE THE MENOPAUSE TRANSITION For decades, millions of women have relied on Our...

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