Jayne Kiely

Jayne’s Story

Jayne Kiely - MenoMe AmbassadorWe’re proud to have Jayne Kiely as our ambassador.

No stranger to New Zealand television screens, Jayne is a former track and field athlete and champion longer jumper.

She represented New Zealand at the 1986 and 1990 Commonwealth Games before she began a successful career in television.

Never lacking in energy, she’s recently taken on a new career in real estate.

Probably most well known for the long-running series Mitre 10 Dream Home, a forerunner to The Block, Jayne’s embraced getting older. “I love that I started a new career at 50. It’s important for women to realise they can do that and be successful. My family doesn’t need me as much so I’ve been able to have the freedom to do it.

On a physical level, my waist has disappeared and I’ve found I had to change my wardrobe a bit to adapt. I also had hot flushes for a while and was waking up in the early hours but I was able to nip that in the bud by taking 55+. Jayne is also an ambassador for Variety, the children’s charity, and the Sweet Louise Foundation, which focuses on women living with breast cancer.

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Post-menopause


This is the time when menstruation is well and truly over, the ovaries have stopped producing high levels of sex hormones and for many ladies, perimenopause symptoms subside.

Estrogen has protective qualities and the diminished levels mean organs such as your brain, heart and bones become more vulnerable. It’s also a key lubricant so your lips may become drier, your joints less supple and your vagina might be drier. In addition, your thyroid, digestion, insulin, cortisol and weight may alter.

At this juncture, a woman might experience an increase in the signs of reduced estrogen but she should have a decrease of perimenopause symptoms. That said, some women will experience symptoms like hot flushes for years or even the rest of their lives.

Perimenopause

Peri = ‘near’

Most females begin to experience the symptoms of perimenopause in their mid-forties. Your progesterone levels decline from your mid-30s but it’s generally from around 40 that the rest of your sex hormones begin to follow suit. 

Perimenopause is a different experience for every woman and some women may barely notice it. The first indicators are usually changes to the monthly cycle. This means that for some ladies, this can be accompanied by things like sore breasts, mood swings, weight gain around the belly, and fatigue as time goes on.

For those with symptoms it can be a challenging time physically, mentally and emotionally.

Importantly, perimenopause lasts – on average – four to 10 years. The transition is usually a gradual process and many women enter perimenopause without realising.