Excerpt from the article by Dr. Bitner posted on GRBJ.com on May 5, 2020:
It is possible to feel good and be resilient in times of stress, including the stressful time of menopause transition. The body changes of menopause can be detrimental to individual women, her community and the workplace. With Mother’s Day on May 10 and Women’s Health Week from May 10-16, addressing the impact of menopause is good for all in West Michigan.
When a woman crosses into menopause, her health is essentially as good as it is going to get. Menopause symptoms — which include hot flashes, low sex drive and mood changes — affect the quality of life for 80% of women, according to a 2015 study.