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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

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

Menopause can mean hot flushes and night sweats but it is also important to have our risk assessed for heart disease and stroke or cardiovascular disease. Read more

Have you been prescribed antidepressants to treat hot flushes or hot flashes even though you may not feel depressed? Read more

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

Menopause FAQs: Perimenopause includes some Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about perimenopause, the menopausal transition or around menopause. Read more

Menopause FAQs: Hot Flushes includes some Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about hot flushes or hot flashes, night sweats or hot flushes at night. Read more

For hot flashes or hot flushes, find out the truth about nonpharmacologic options such as herbs, acupuncture, yoga, exercise, hypnotherapy, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), weight loss, vitamins, soy, isoflavones and phytoestrogens. 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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“There are many menopause symptoms that may impact on a woman’s relationships, especially the one with her intimate partner”. Read more

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“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

“Menopause-related hot flashes usually follow a consistent pattern unique to each woman, but the pattern differs greatly from woman to woman”. Read more

“Sometimes it is hard to know if the hormonal changes of menopause affect your life, or if your life influences how you experience menopause”. Read more