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.
What Are Hot Flashes? What Can You Do About Them?
Hot flashes: What are they, and what can you do about them?
Treatments for Menopause Symptoms
Learn about treatment of menopause-related symptoms.
Frequently Asked Questions About Menopause
WebMD helps answer some of the most frequently asked questions about menopause.
What Is Perimenopause?
Are you in perimenopause? Learn more from WebMD about the symptoms of the stage in a woman's life before menopause.
Hot Flashes: Cursed Forever?
Once you hit your 50s and make the transition into menopause, hot flashes will likely last two to three years.
Managing Menopause Symptoms Post-HRT
Post-HRT, what are women doing to manage menopause symptoms? And are compounded bioidenticals safe?
Is Soy a Remedy for Hot Flash Symptoms
Is soy the solution to this menopausal symptom?
The Change Before 'The Change'
Hot Flashes, Infertility, Happen Earlier Than You'd Expect
Slideshows & Images
Slideshow: All About Menopause and Perimenopause
Menopause affects every woman in time, and although it's not a disease, menopause can have a big effect on a woman's health. Learn about the causes, side effects, treatments, and complications of menopause.
Slideshow: 11 Supplements for Menopause Symptoms
11 supplements and herbs for hot flashes and other menopause symptoms are shown in this slideshow.