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Center for Women's Health

Behaviors of menopause

If you feel like you're riding an emotional roller coaster during perimenopause and menopause, the years when your menstrual cycle starts winding down and eventually stops, you're not alone.

It's common for women to experience anxiety, depression, sexual dysfunction, and/or irritability during this transition. You may also have hot flashes, which can lead to insomnia — and constant fatigue.

It is important to remember that your shifting moods are real effects of fluctuating hormones and decreasing estrogen levels in your body. The good news is, these symptoms can be successfully managed through healthy habits, behavioral skills, and if necessary, medications. Your providers at St. Charles Center for Women’s Health partner with integrated Behavioral Health Consultants and together they can help guide and support you to find ways to manage your physical and emotional symptoms, and navigate these transitional years with more ease.