health Imogen Crump just normalised perimenopausal hot flushes on live television. Basmah Qazi

Her response and the way she handled herself on live television didn’t go unnoticed, and many praised her for being so open.

“Perimenopause is the ungift that keeps on giving. And how fabulous that you took a pause and then kept going,” one comment read.

Another wrote: “Thank you for your authenticity — the more we can all be real with each other, the more people will be able to reach out when they need support, knowing they will be heard and understood. 

“So glad it wasn’t ‘glossed over’ — it was just a real person doing a normal thing — and you just made it even more normal!”

An ABC producer also responded, saying: “You are so amazing — the feedback from viewers has been nothing but positive. 

“People are so grateful you chose to speak about it. Thank you so much.”

What is perimenopause? 

According to Health Direct, Perimenopause is the stage before a woman’s last period, otherwise known as menopause. 

During this time, women usually between the ages of 45-55 will experience some symptoms of menopause.

Perimenopause lasts four to six years, however, for some it can go on for 10 years.

Some symptoms of perimenopause include hot flushes, mood swings, headaches, weight gain and sore muscles and joints.

Perimenopause ends a year after a woman’s last period. She then moves on to the next stage, known as postmenopause. 

Feature image: Instagram @imogenjc/ABC News Breakfast.

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