Australian media personality Em Rusciano has issued a health warning to all women aged in their late 30s to 40s.
The podcaster, 44, revealed on Instagram she’s going through perimenopause and urged her followers to visit a doctor if they experience any symptoms.
‘I just want to give a little bit of encouragement to anyone who’s perhaps looked up and realised that they’ve let all of their health go,’ she began.
‘Three and a half months ago I realised I was in perimenopause. It was so bad that my body was leeching my bones for calcium so osteoporosis concerns as well.’
She went on to say rheumatoid arthritis runs in her family and her ADHD symptoms were ‘out of control’.
Em Rusciano shared a health warning to all women aged in their late 30s to 40s and told them not to be ‘gaslit’ by their doctor
‘I was 10 kilos overweight, I was binge eating. I was having massive meals at 11pm but not eating throughout the day at all. I just kind of looked up and went enough and it’s been worth it. I want to encourage you to do it if you need too,’ she added.
Em went on to urge anyone who is ‘feeling anxious, exhausted, angry, has no sex drive, has really weird cycles and an appetite that is up and down’ to visit a doctor.
‘There is such a high chance you are in perimenopause. There is also a chance you are going to go to a doctor and say all these things and they are going to tell you you’re just anxious,’ she continued.
‘But don’t be gaslit around your health. Find another GP or even find someone who specialises In female hormones.’
The podcaster, 44, revealed on Instagram she’s going through perimenopause and urged her followers to visit a doctor if they experience any symptoms
It comes as Em recently explained why her autism and ADHD are more visible since she was formally diagnosed with the developmental disabilities.
In a video shared to Instagram, the podcaster said she’s been ‘masking’ her autistic behaviours her whole life and finally feels free to express her true self.
‘If you’re late diagnosed ADHD, autistic, you might come across people saying that all of a sudden, you’re acting more autistic or you’re acting more ADHD,’ she began in the clip.
‘I’m going to give you a reason for that. So our whole lives, there’s been two planes we’ve existed on. What’s actually been going on in our head, and what we’ve been doing with our bodies to mask and fit in,’ Em continued.
‘But don’t be gaslit around your health. Find another GP or even find someone who specialises In female hormones,’ she added
‘And that’s what makes us so exhausted and unwell. So when we get this diagnosis, we realise we don’t want to have the two planes. We want our minds and bodies to match up.
‘So we started giving ourselves permission to drop that mask and to close the gap between our body and our head. And that’s why you will all of a sudden start behaving more true to how you’re actually feeling.
‘And you’re actually not putting on an act, you’re actually being more yourself than you’ve ever been in your life,’ the singer concluded.
It comes as Em recently explained why her autism and ADHD are more visible since she was formally diagnosed with the developmental disabilities