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Hot Flashes Directory

Hot flashes are the most frequent symptom of menopause and perimenopause and may be related to changes in circulation. Hot flashes occur when the blood vessels near the skin's surface dilate to cool. They may be accompanied by a red, flushed face; sweating; rapid heart rate; and chills. The severity and duration of hot flashes varies among women going through menopause and tend to lessen as time passes. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about hot flashes, when they occur, how to reduce them, and much more.

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Once you hit your 50s and make the transition into menopause, hot flashes will likely last two to three years.

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