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Hot Flushes Snapshot can be a place to start if you are searching for information about menopausal hot flushes or hot flashes. Read more

Meno Martha’s Look for A Pattern Snapshot can be a place to start if you are searching for information about how to look for a pattern with menopause symptoms of what’s-what-when. Read more

Recipe Snapshot: Phytoestrogen Loaf can be a place to start for information about a “simple, nutritious, delicious” recipe for Phytoestrogen Loaf from the (Australian) Jean Hailes Kitchen. Read more

Dry January 2021 in the United Kingdom can encourage us anywhere, not to drink or to drink less alcohol, for the month of January. Or longer. Read more

Dry January in the United Kingdom can encourage us anywhere, not to drink or to drink less, for the month of January. Or longer. Read more

Menopause FAQs: Menopause and Alcohol explains how alcohol may be a trigger for menopausal hot flushes/flashes and not the elixir of life. Read more

Menopause FAQs: Hot Flushes Pattern includes some Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about hot flushes or hot flashes pattern. Read more

Do you feel like a hot flushing or night sweating, tired, sleep deprived, moody version of your former terrific self? Welcome to the Hot Flushes 75% Club.

In Women and Menopause the International Menopause Society explain:

Meno Martha and Hot Flushes and Night Sweats

“As many as 75% of women going through menopause experience hot flushes – sudden, brief increases in their body temperature. Hot flushes at night can lead to sleeplessness and insomnia. In about 30% of women, these symptoms can be severe. In some cultures, women experience more aching joints, vaginal dryness and urinary symptoms, and flushes are less commonly experienced”.

On page one in Deciding About Hormone Therapy Use the North American Menopause Society elaborate on:

“Hormone therapy is one of the most effective treatments available for bothersome hot flashes and night sweats. If night sweats are waking you throughout the night, HT may improve sleep and fatigue, mood, ability to concentrate, and overall quality of life. Treatment of bothersome hot flashes and night sweats is the principal reason women use HT”.

In HRT the (British) Women’s Health Concern provides The Low-Down on HRT [Hormone Replacement Therapy] and in HRT: Benefits and Risks: In Summary elaborates on:

“Women wishing to start HRT should carefully discuss the benefits and risks of treatment with their doctor to see what is right for them, taking into account their age, medical history, risk factors and personal preferences”.

If HRT is not for you, now or never, in Hot Stuff: What’s New About Hot Flashes posted on the North American Menopause Society’s MenoPause Blog, the author explains what you can do about hot flashes and answers the question Are Drugs the Only Option?:

“You have options. I am a proponent of behavioral approaches, because although these approaches may take more active engagement from you, they can eliminate the need to take a medication and may have other mental or physical health benefits. Menopause is the time to adopt positive health behaviors. These behaviors can help not only improve quality of life, but also improve health later in life. Although much more research is needed on behavioral treatments for hot flashes, here are some of my personal recommendations that I often discuss with women…”.

Meno Martha and Hot Flushes and Night SweatsAnd what about the elephant in the hot flushes, hot flashes or night sweats room, bioidentical hormones? In Bioidentical Custom Compounded Hormone Therapy: See Information Sheets the Australasian Menopause Society note:

“The International Menopause Society, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, The Endocrine Society, the North American Menopause Society (NAMS), United States Food and Drug Administration, American Medical Association and the American Society for Reproductive Medicine Practice Committee have all released statements advising against the use of compounded therapy until evidence is produced with regard to efficacy and safety”.

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“The first sign of the menopause
is usually a change in
the normal pattern of your periods”. Read more

Meno Martha’s Look for A Pattern
is how to look for a pattern with menopause symptoms
of what’s-what-when. Read more

“You may want to complete a bladder diary and monitor your food and fluid intake to see if you are able to find any relationship between your intake and urination”. Read more

“For women around the time of menopause, alcohol intake can exacerbate hot flushes and add to the risk of excess weight gain”. Read more

“People sometimes wait to see a dermatologist until their rosacea becomes unbearable. Dermatologists encourage you to make an appointment long before this happens”. Read more

“Each woman experiences hot flushes differently. Some can have hot flushes that are mild and quick, while others can have one a day or more than 20 a day”. Read more

“By beginning to identify and understand the sources of your stress, you’ve taken the first step in learning to better manage it. Manage it, not eliminate it”. Read more

“If night sweats are waking you throughout the night, HT may improve sleep and fatigue, mood, ability to concentrate, and overall quality of life”. Read more

“The hot flush – a sudden sensation of heat that spreads over a woman’s body, particularly on her head, face and chest, is the hallmark symptom of menopause”. Read more

“Keeping detailed records of headache episodes can help provide additional insight about triggers and how to avoid them”. Read more