On this week’s podcast, Dr Louise is joined by award-winning US broadcast journalist, podcast host and menopause campaigner Tamsen Fadal.
Tamsen describes how she didn’t recognise she was menopausal after suffering from hot flushes, brain fog and heart palpitations, as she believed she was still having periods. This prompted her to find out more and support other women along the way, including spreading awareness via the #MenopauseTok campaign on social media.
Dr Louise and Tamsen discuss the impact of menopause on careers, barriers to accessing treatment, the importance of being informed – and the growing voice of menopausal women on social media.
Here are Tamsen’s top three tips:
- Listen to yourself and your body and don’t miss signs that could be the perimenopause by putting them down to being busy or stressed.
- Try and carve out time just for yourself, even when things are really busy.
- Find your people: surround yourself with a community to support you through the perimenopause, menopause and beyond.
Tamsen photo credit: Jenny Moloney