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Lisa Snowdon had to ‘come to terms’ with early menopause preventing her from having children

Lisa started the menopause in her early forties

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Lisa Snowdon previously revealed she had to “come to the terms” with the fact she may never have biological children with her partner.

The 52-year-old This Morning presenter, who is on James Martin’s Saturday Morning this weekend (January 27), is currently engaged to fiancé George Smart.

But sadly, Lisa started the menopause more than a decade ago, when she was aged just 41. As a result, the star and her partner were faced with the possibility of not having biological children.

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Lisa Snowdon previously opened up on her battle with the menopause (Credit: ITV)

Lisa Snowdon discusses her menopause battle

Speaking to The Sun, she shared: “We’d discussed it in the past, but hadn’t started trying, so I knew we’d have to explore other options in the future if we did want to become parents.

It was a lot to come to terms with.

“George was brilliant about it and told me we could look into alternative ways in the future. It was a lot to come to terms with.”

Unfortunately, Lisa didn’t have the easiest of rides during the menopause.

The star also admitted that she gained “around three stone in a year” due to her early diagnosis.

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Furthermore, she began suffering from a range of health issues.

These included “brain fog, anxiety and fits of rage”.

She added: “In 2018, I went to the doctor for blood tests, which was when I got the bombshell that I was perimenopausal. It all finally made sense, but it was hard to process.”

What else has Lisa said about her health?

It isn’t the first time Lisa has bravely opened up on her menopause battle.

The star often speaks out about the health condition, and how she’s been affected.

In a chat with Health and Wellbeing Magazine, she explained how she keeps motivated throughout the menopause.

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Lisa started the menopause in her forties (Credit:

Lisa uses exercise to help with her symptoms.

She explained: “Exercise helps my menopause symptoms but my routine depends on what I’m doing week-to-week.  I go to reformer Pilates a couple of times a week, and I do a little bit of running every now and then.

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“I walk pretty much everywhere, I get the Tube when I’m coming into London for appointments so I can try to get my 10,000 steps in a day.”

The TV star also eats three meals, and attempts not to snack throughout the day.

Last year, armed with her own experiences, Lisa published a book on the menopause. Just Getting Started: Lessons in Life, Love and Menopause saw Lisa spread the word that “getting older just means getting better”.

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