DAVINA McCall yesterday blasted claims the HRT crisis was purely down to rising demand.
The telly favourite, 54, said that it was “absolutely mad” to blame women for wanting treatment.
More than a million women in the UK are now estimated to take hormone replacement therapy — doubling in recent years.
It eases symptoms of menopause including brain fog, low sex drive and hot flushes.
But medics have warned of shortages that could last well into the summer.
Manufacturers are now upping production — and ministers are looking at rationing to even out supplies.
Speaking to promote her documentary Sex, Mind and the Menopause, Davina said: “We don’t know what’s behind the HRT shortage.
“But, I mean, this idea of blaming women — ‘Oh, more women are asking for it?’ — drives me absolutely mad.
“There’s been a gradual growth. You can easily plan production for that.
“HRT shortages are unacceptable and let’s hope it gets sorted very soon.”
The Sun’s Fabulous Menopause Matters campaign has been highlighting the importance of HRT.
Davina said she wished she had known of the treatment earlier, adding: “It would have been life changing.
“I wouldn’t have struggled on for three years feeling lost, lonely and scared.”
- Davina McCall: Sex, Mind and the Menopause is on Channel 4 on Monday at 9pm