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Health & Fitness Dawn French opens up about the 'challenge' of going through the menopause

06:20  05 december  2017
06:20  05 december  2017 Source:   prima.co.uk

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Dawn French has opened up about going through the menopause in a new interview for the January 2018 issue of Prima, out now. 'Physically, I found it a challenge – my womb was a mess so it had to go ,' she said.

‘Physically I found it a challenge – my womb was a mess, so it had to go . Dawn still has to use lists to help her memory since going through the menopause . Dawn – who has lost a reported seven stone in recent years – has opened up previously about how a uterine cancer scare prompted her to

Dawn French opens up about the 'challenge' of going through the menopause © David M. Benett / Getty Dawn French opens up about the 'challenge' of going through the menopause Dawn French has opened up about going through the menopause in a new interview for the January 2018 issue of Prima, out now.

The actress and comedian revealed that she experienced memory issues, as well as physical symptoms.

When asked what advice she would give to other women going through the menopause, Dawn told Prima: 'You have to surrender to it. I found it was a thief of my memory, so I had to write lists to remember stuff – I still do!'

Chatting about her physical symptoms, Dawn opened up about her hysterectomy. 'Physically, I found it a challenge – my womb was a mess so it had to go,' she said.

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She continued: 'But the main thing is you can't pretend it's not happening; accept it and, if you need help, go and get it.

Urging women to get treatment, Dawn added: 'Lots of my friends are on HRT patches or pills, and there's so much out there to assist you.'

But, encouraging women to remain positive, she said: 'I promise that afterwards, there's life and it's all fine.

'I think you can decide how you are with any experience and how you are with any experience and how you look at things.

'There's a poem by American poet Jane Hirshfield that goes:

I moved my chair into sun

I sat in the sun

The way hunger is moved when

called fasting.

'I live my life by that now and make the decision to have a different mindset about things if I need to,' she added.

'You can apply that to the menopause or other tricky times of life; you think of the positives and move your chair into the sun.'

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Dawn French has opened up about the effects of her father's death when she was a teenager, while chatting to Fearne Cotton in her Happy Place podcast. Sex and Relationships. Wellbeing. Dawn French opens up about the ' challenge ' of going through the menopause .

Wise words, as we're sure you'll agree.

Read the full interview with Dawn French in the January issue of Prima, out now. Dawn's latest book, Me. You. A Diary is out now (Michael Joseph, £20).

Related: Can Talk Therapy Help Menopausal Women? (provided by Wochit News)

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