Thanks to a resurgence of women’s health advocates and a few outspoken celebrities, the stigma and mystery surrounding menopause is finally starting to fade. One of these famous female stars is the beautiful actress Naomi Watts, whose experience of menopause has not been an easy one, but she has decided to share it with the world and raise awareness of this natural transition in life that all women will face sooner or later.
When she experienced early menopause at the age of 36, just when she was planning to have children. The famous actress says it left her in a “complete panic”, feeling lonely and confused. She faced many difficulties, including fertility problems, and had no one to talk to about her experiences. Watts shared this story with fellow actress Drew Barrymore while giving her a special menopause facial massage.
The 54-year-old actress is trying to raise awareness and help women who are going through this big change. She has even set up an online support group called The Hot Spot where women can talk about their experiences to help them cope with the hormonal and emotional rollercoaster.
Watts also makes good use of his Instagram account, where he posts videos on the subject. In one of them, she discusses common symptoms of menopause, such as hot flashes, anger, weight gain and insomnia, to name a few.
He hopes that spreading information about what to expect at this stage of life can help women cope better with the inevitable physical and psychological changes. The beautiful actress remains positive despite the fact that this is one of the most challenging times in a woman’s life.
Watts also posted an uplifting video highlighting the benefits of menopause. She listed things like not having to deal with PMS and not having menstruation as some of the benefits of menopause.
But Watts is doing much more to spread the news about what to expect in menopause than posting videos on Instagram. This month, she launched her own menopause brand, which offers products specifically designed to help women get through this time of life with less stress.
But it is more than just products, as Watts says it is a community that provides support for women and addresses their specific needs and concerns. The actress recalls being completely confused when she started menopause and not knowing what was happening to her mind and body.
She aims to normalise the conversation and end the stigma and shame surrounding the issue, and believes women can be the best and most trusted advocates when it comes to menopause.
What is your experience of menopause? Have you been lucky enough to have supportive friends or family members to share your concerns with? Tell us in the comments.