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Infographic: Know Your Numbers - How Hormone Levels Affect Hot Flashes

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Know Your Numbers - How Hormone Levels Affect Hot Flashes

Hot flashes are one of the most common side effects of menopause, but how do the varying levels of hormones affect a woman's body? There's a lot happening during this time of life, all of which can lead to a lot of sweating and discomfort - not to mention confusion and concern. Read on to understand more about how hormonal levels affect hot flashes and what to expect from these fluctuations.

Know Your Numbers - How Hormone Levels Affect Hot Flashes  

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Changes in Hormone Levels. Menopause.org. Retrieved January 13, 2016. http://www.menopause.org/for-women/sexual-health-menopause-online/changes-at-midlife/changes-in-hormone-levels  

Hot Flashes FAQ. 34 Menopause Symptoms. Retrieved January 13, 2016. http://www.34-menopause-symptoms.com/hot-flashes-faq.htm  

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Reviewed January 19, 2016
By Philip Sarrel, M.D. and Lorna Sarrel, M.S.

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