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Lisa Snowdon says she felt 'completely alone and lost' when she wentthrough menopause - India Blogger

Lisa Snowdon has bravely opened up about menopause, admitting that it was a time when she felt ‘completely alone and lost’.

It was in her early forties when the television presenter, who turned 50 in January, began experiencing the ‘out of control’ feeling she now recognizes as the start of her perimenopause – the transitional period before menopause. period.

Since being put on the right HRT after meeting with Dr Naomi Potter last year, Lisa said she has ‘withdrew her mind’ after years of feeling ‘terrible and angry’.

The struggle: Lisa Snowdon has bravely opened up about menopause, admitting it was a time when she felt 'completely lonely and lost' (pictured last month)

The struggle: Lisa Snowdon has bravely opened up about menopause, admitting it was a time when she felt 'completely lonely and lost' (pictured last month)

The struggle: Lisa Snowdon has bravely opened up about menopause, admitting it was a time when she felt ‘completely lonely and lost’ (pictured last month)

ok speaking! Magazine, the fashion model said of her changes during menopause: ‘I felt completely alone and lost. It left feeling awful and angry and sleep-deprived, with changes in skin, hair and body. In the end I gained a lot of weight.’

While Lisa, who has modeled for numerous beauty commercials and high-fashion covers such as Elle, often reveals a ‘pretty positive body image’, her weight affected her confidence.

She explained: ‘I was a little broke when nothing in my wardrobe fit me. I remember sitting on the floor and just crying.

Symptoms: It was in her early forties when the television presenter, who turned 50 in January, began experiencing an 'out of control' feeling, which she now recognizes as the start of her perimenopause (this month picture of)

Symptoms: It was in her early forties when the television presenter, who turned 50 in January, began experiencing an 'out of control' feeling, which she now recognizes as the start of her perimenopause (this month picture of)

Symptoms: It was in her early forties when the television presenter, who turned 50 in January, began experiencing an ‘out of control’ feeling, which she now recognizes as the start of her perimenopause (this month picture of)

Tough times: Former Capital Breakfast host also recalls 'crying on the floor' when she gained weight (pictured February 2014)

Tough times: Former Capital Breakfast host also recalls 'crying on the floor' when she gained weight (pictured February 2014)

Tough times: Former Capital Breakfast host also recalls ‘crying on the floor’ when she gained weight (pictured February 2014)

HRT has been ‘wonderful,’ the former Capital Breakfast host admitted, but recalled how she realized she had to keep track of what she eats and drink while simultaneously increasing her exercise.

Her fitness regime focuses mostly on strength training, with Lisa feeling ‘more positive’ than her regular serotonin boost.

The longtime TV star was not alone as she battled her ‘perimenopause madness’ as she rekindled her relationship with now-fiancé George Smart, whom she called a ‘saint’.

Support: The longtime TV star wasn't alone as she battled her 'perimenopause madness' as she rekindled her relationship with now-fiancé George Smart, whom she called a 'saint' (pictured in January)

Support: The longtime TV star wasn't alone as she battled her 'perimenopause madness' as she rekindled her relationship with now-fiancé George Smart, whom she called a 'saint' (pictured in January)

Support: The longtime TV star wasn’t alone as she battled her ‘perimenopause madness’ as she rekindled her relationship with now-fiancé George Smart, whom she called a ‘saint’ (pictured in January)

‘I know menopause can break relationships but I’m lucky that George came into my life at that time. For me, it was a godsend. It was challenging for him. We laugh about it now,’ she said.

The pair first crossed paths two decades ago, when Lisa’s career at MTV kicked off.

After Lisa got back together through a close friend, the “acquaintance” was instant.

George took one knee in 2016 to cement his love for a self-proclaimed, ‘really happy’, Lisa.

menopause explained

Menopause is when a woman stops having periods and can no longer get pregnant naturally.

It is a natural part of aging that occurs in women between the ages of 45 and 55.

Although 1 in 100 women may experience menopause before the age of 40, which is known as premature menopause or premature ovarian insufficiency.

Symptoms often include hot flushes, night sweats, low mood, low sex drive, vaginal dryness, increased facial hair and difficulty sleeping.

According to NHS advice, symptoms can start months or years before your periods stop and can occur around four years after your last period.

Premature or early menopause can happen at any age, and in many cases, it has no obvious cause.

Source: NHS

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