“Hot flushes and night sweats are also referred to as Vasomotor Symptoms (VMS)”.1

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What may the Vasomotor Symptoms Umbrella include?

Depending on the Source (DotS) this Umbrella may include:

  • Hot Flashes/Flushes
  • Night Sweats
  • Vasomotor Symptoms

Terminology

Can hot flushes/flashes and night sweats be referred to as vasomotor symptoms?

Yes. The International Menopause Society explain:

Vasomotor Symptoms “Hot flushes and night sweats are also referred to as Vasomotor Symptoms (VMS)”.2

Vasomotor Symptoms

What are vasomotor symptoms (VMS)?

DotS the definition of VMS may vary. The North American Menopause Society’s definition is:

“Vasomotor symptoms. Also known as hot flashes and night sweats, common symptoms during perimenopause and early postmenopause”.3

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Sources

  1. Hot Flushes and Night Sweats – Background Information: What Are Hot Flushes and Night Sweats? October 2011:1. International Menopause Society https://www.imsociety.org/downloads/world_menopause_day_2011/wmd_media_backgrounder.pdf Accessed: 26 October 2020
  2. Hot Flushes and Night Sweats – Background Information: What Are Hot Flushes and Night Sweats? October 2011:1. International Menopause Society https://www.imsociety.org/downloads/world_menopause_day_2011/wmd_media_backgrounder.pdf Accessed: 26 October 2020
  3. Menopause Glossary: V – Vasomotor Symptoms. North American Menopause Society https://www.menopause.org/for-women/menopause-glossary Accessed: 26 October 2020

Topic Last Updated: 26 October 2020 – Topic Last Reviewed: 26 October 2020
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