In this episode, Dr Louise Newson talks to Kate Halfpenny, who was a celebrity stylist and designer for over 20 years. Kate now has a globally successful, British-made bridal brand, Halfpenny London, which she launched in early 2000.
Kate had her first and only child, Sylvester, at 40 and talks to Dr Newson about how her perimenopausal symptoms started a year or two after that. Now 45 and 6 months into her body identical HRT regime from Dr Newson and Newson Health, she has started to feel like the powerhouse she once was, managing to keep a few balls in the air again and not struggling as much to communicate and be the business woman/mother/wife/friend she knew she could be.
Kate Halfpenny's three Take Home Tips and signs that you may have low hormone levels:
- If you're experiencing unexplained fatigue even after a good night's sleep then it may be down to your hormones.
- Another sign can be a lack of mental clarity, if you are struggling to multitask or concentrate on more than one thing at once.
- Loss of libido - this is also a common symptom of the perimenopause and menopause.