She has been extremely candid about her battle with menopause.
And Davina McCall took to Instagram on Tuesday to share an inspirational video on the subject wrapped in nothing but a sheet.
The broadcaster, 55, called his followers “meno warriors” for educating themselves about treatment before telling the state to “fuck you!”.
Cheeky: Davina McCall, 55, took to Instagram on Tuesday to share an inspirational video about menopause in which she told the condition to “f*** you!”
Speaking directly to camera, Davina said: “Well so I just wanted to say hi for Menopause Awareness Month, it’s been a busy old month for the Meno Warriors with all due respect to the Menopause Warriors!”.
She went on to share how she would continue to post her inspirational posts on her social media as well as tips from doctor Naomi Potter.
Acknowledging her hope was to “highlight” situations that others may feel are helpful and how important it was to keep talking.
Warrior Women: The TV company called her followers “meno-warriors” for educating themselves about treatment
Chinwag: She went on to share how she would continue to post her inspirational posts on her social media as well as tips from Dr Naomi Potter
Davina, who posts weekly and calls it “Menopause Monday” told her 1.6 million followers that the best thing they can do is “educate themselves with the right information”.
Continues to acknowledge that it is important for women to find their own paths to health because what works for her may not work for others.
She captioned the lengthy video: ‘F*** you menopause… another lighthearted post from me… it’s about us coming together .. and respecting other women’s choices. Tomorrow I will post a card. I promise. What do you want to talk or know about’.
Singer Craig David, 41, in the comments section thanked the former Big Brother host for helping his own mother.
Honesty: Continues to acknowledge that it is important for women to find their own paths to health because what works for her may not work for others
He wrote: “You are such a wonderful person Davina, what you are doing for women by presenting all the options available to change the old paradigm and conversation around menopause, whilst educating us men at the same time is truly remarkable”.
Your regular posts and incredible book with Naomi really helped me and my mom’s relationship in ways you couldn’t even imagine. I saw the symptoms you so articulately talk about in your book with my mother and it led to me being able to open up the conversation with her that changed everything. She no longer felt alone and was finally able to talk to me about it.
“I got a wink from the universe a week later when I saw you on Radio 2 talking about everything so gracefully, and a week later mum was talking to Naomi at her clinic.”
Thanks: Singer Craig David, 41, in the comments section thanked the former Big Brother host for helping his own mother
Help: Singer Craig David, 41, in the comments section thanked the former Big Brother host for helping his own mother
‘All I can say is thank you, thank you, thank you! You are wonderful’.
It comes after Davina opened up about the shame she felt about taking hormone replacement therapy (HRT) to help other women become better informed about the treatment.
The presenter explained how she felt “ashamed” of being addicted to a drug and worried people would think her sanity was vanity-based.
Writing in The Mirror, she said: ‘I felt old, dried out and ashamed that I couldn’t grin and bear it when I was so tough. I had had three home births, but menopause weakened me. And there I sat, taking a drug to make me feel better. That’s how I perceived it.’
Difficult: It comes after Davina opened up about the shame she felt about taking hormone replacement therapy (HRT) to help other women be better informed about the treatment
She added: “I really thought people would think my decision to take HRT was based on some sort of vanity – that I wanted to look or look or feel younger.”
She wrote that she soon educated herself on HRT and reframed her thinking, realizing that the treatment could help her extreme menopausal symptoms.
She said: ‘I’m not trying to turn into Superman, I’m not doing it to be thin, and I’m not doing it to make my face look younger. I do it because my world was falling apart.
What is Menopause?
Menopause is defined as the changes a woman goes through just before and after she stops menstruating and can no longer conceive naturally.
Some women go through this time with few, if any, symptoms, about 60 percent experience symptoms that result in behavioral changes, and one in four will be severely affected.
Common symptoms are hot flashes, night sweats, vaginal dryness that leads to discomfort during sex, disturbed sleep, decreased sex drive, problems with memory and concentration, and mood swings.
Menopause occurs when your ovaries stop producing as much of the hormone estrogen and no longer release an egg each month.
American experts say that women go through menopause at the age of 51 on average, although it can start when someone is anywhere between 40 and 58 years old.
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