Facebook Pixel
EmpowHER Guest
Q: 

How long do hot flashes last with menopause?

By Anonymous August 12, 2016 - 7:24am
 
Rate This

Is there anything I can do to help with them.

Add a Comment1 Comments

Guide

Hello Anonymous,

Welcome to EmpowHER. Thank you for reaching out to us with your question about hot flashes.

According to the Harvard Health blog posting on February 23, 2015, "... new study of women going through menopause. Hot flashes last, on average, for about seven years and may go on for 11 years or more."

"Hot flashes, also known as vasomotor symptoms, are often described as a sudden sensation of heat in the chest, face, and head followed by flushing, perspiration, and sometimes chills. When a hot flash occurs during sleep, it can be accompanied by a drenching sweat. Such night sweats make it difficult to get a good night’s rest."

Anonymous, to learn more and find ways to cope with hot flashes, please visit:
our Guide to Menopause and Hot Flashes Treatment options page
http://www.empowher.com/your-guide-menopause-hot-flash-treatment-options

Regards,
Maryann

August 12, 2016 - 9:05am
Image CAPTCHA
Enter the characters shown in the image.
By submitting this form, you agree to EmpowHER's terms of service and privacy policy
Add a Comment

All user-generated information on this site is the opinion of its author only and is not a substitute for medical advice or treatment for any medical conditions. Members and guests are responsible for their own posts and the potential consequences of those posts detailed in our Terms of Service.

Tags:

Menopause

Get Email Updates

Menopause Guide

HERWriter Guide

Have a question? We're here to help. Ask the Community.

ASK

Health Newsletter

Receive the latest and greatest in women's health and wellness from EmpowHER - for free!