Hot flashes

What are hot flashes?

Hot flashes, also known as hot flushes, are sudden feelings of warmth which are usually most intense over the face, neck and chest. The skin may redden, as if you are blushing. Hot flashes are a common symptom of perimenopause and menopause, as estrogen levels decline. However, they can also be caused by other factors like illness or medication.

What causes hot flashes?

Managing bothersome hot flashes:

For moderate to severe hot flashes not relieved by lifestyle measures, low-dose estrogen therapy is very effective. At Vitality Renewal Clinic, our physicians specialize in personalized hormone therapy to help women sail through menopause smoothly. Contact us today for a consultation!

When should I see a doctor about hot flashes?

See your doctor if:

How long do hot flashes last?

For most women, hot flashes ease up within a few years after the final period. However for some, bothersome hot flashes persist for many years after menopause. Staying healthy through the menopause transition with a nutritious diet, regular exercise, stress management and hormone balance optimization when needed, can help reduce symptoms. Vitality Renewal Clinic provides compassionate menopause symptom management to help women thrive.

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