Lorraine Kelly has revealed how she kept her sex life “smooth” after menopause through hormone replacement therapy (HRT).
The presenter, 61, spoke with The Mirror about menopause, which left her with crippling anxiety – but thanks to the treatment she now feels a lot more like her – including in the bedroom.
She told the publication about her boudoir antics: “For me, HRT has helped everything to do well in this department. Even if you decide not to use HRT, there are alternative remedies. You lose your size as you get older, but HRT has helped with that.
Revealing the secrets: Lorraine Kelly revealed how she kept her sex life ‘smooth’ after menopause thanks to hormone replacement therapy (HRT) pictured last month
She went on to tell the post that she did not suffer from hot flashes, but rather endured sleepless nights.
“I was tired, easily annoyed. I had crippling anxiety. I do not recognize myself. My husband Steve finally said, “You need help. So I listed my symptoms to Dr. Hilary Jones at work, who diagnosed menopause.
She revealed that she had taken hormone replacement therapy (HRT) which replaces hormones that are at a lower level as menopause approaches.
When Lorraine put on the patches she felt new to herself and her husband Steve Smith agreed.
Happy: the presenter told the publication about her boudoir antics: “For me, HRT has helped everything to do well in this department”; pictured with husband Steve Smith in 2014
She also said she increased the size of her dress during the lockdown, but was not hard on herself as she was not hired for her looks.
But she also feels like she ‘grew’ her looks and didn’t think much of herself when she started her career in the ’80s and’ 90s.
Continuing, she revealed her secrets on a happy marriage: “We don’t take ourselves for granted. We go out as well independently as together, we give ourselves space. We don’t fight much but as Mom always says, “Don’t go to bed for an argument. ”
She then admitted that she missed the Bond premiere with her husband as they are not the ‘showbiz’ type and instead went to a low-key viewing so they could wear tracksuits.
Long ago: but she also feels like she ‘grew’ in her looks, and didn’t think much of herself when she started her career in the 80s and 90s; in the photo 1994
Lorraine also admitted that she thinks menopause is an issue that should be less of a taboo subject.
She called for more people to talk about it, including men, so that there is more information for women who don’t know what happens when their bodies change.
Lorraine said she thought it could be a very sad time for women who still wanted children, but felt lucky to have her daughter despite wanting more.
She tried to stay positive while going through the change and saw it as liberating because it was a natural thing happening.
Family: Lorraine said she thought it could be a very sad time for women who still wanted children, but felt lucky to have her daughter despite wanting more