In this episode, Dr Louise Newson is joined by Nadia Sawalha. Nadia is a well-known British actress and TV presenter and has been part of Loose Women from the outset. While talking to Dr Newson, Nadia is very open and candid about her menopause experience and how frightened she was. She talks about how she has always been a very positive and outgoing person and found herself becoming very negative and argumentative. She has had some very dark thoughts which, understandably, were very scary to her.
Nadia talks to Dr Newson about how little she knew about menopause in the past and how important it is that women have access to evidence-based information and treatment. Nadia is determined to talk more openly going forwards to educate more women about the symptoms and also the numerous health risks associated with low hormone levels.
Nadia Sawalha’s Three Take Home Tips:
- As women we have to talk about it, share information and be open to changing our minds about the menopause and HRT.
- Spread positive messages and don’t be judgemental about the choices of other women.
- We need to challenge the myths and negativity surrounding the menopause and HRT.