7 Ways to Celebrate Your Body During Menopause

By Amanda Bergman
January 13, 2023

If we only listened to the media, menopause would sound like a complete drag—hot flashes, mood swings, vaginal dryness, memory loss, and other unpleasant symptoms. Although these less-than-desirable elements are experienced by many women, they aren’t the only truths about the end of our reproductive years.

“Yes, you may have symptoms, but most women tolerate menopause pretty well,” says Nichole Butler, M.D., a gynecologist at Weiss Memorial Hospital's Women's Health Center, in Chicago. “Symptoms are usually manageable.”

Regardless of whether you're going through medical treatment, such as hormone therapy, your body is changing. And that's completely natural.