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?
Hot Flashes and Menopause-Topic Overview
A hot flash is a sudden sensation of intense body heat,often with profuse sweating and reddening of the head,neck,and chest. These symptoms can occur with mild to severe heart palpitations,anxiety,irritability and,rarely,panic. Hot flashes are the most common symptom of a woman's changing estrogen levels around the time of her last menstrual period ( menopause ). The biochemical cause ...
Menopause: Managing Hot Flashes
Most women experience hot flashes at some point before or after menopause, when their estrogen levels are declining. While some women have few to no hot flashes, others have them numerous times per day. If hot flashes are disrupting your sleep or daily life, you are no doubt looking for relief. Fortunately, you have a number of self - care and medical treatment options that can help you manage you
Menopause and Hormone Replacement Therapy
WebMD looks at the role of hormone replacement therapy - including its risks and benefits - in treating menopause symptoms.
Hot Flashes: Cursed Forever?
Once you hit your 50s and make the transition into menopause, hot flashes will likely last two to three years.
HRT: Revisiting the Hormone Decision
It's been 5 years since studies proclaimed hormone replacement therapy a danger for women. WebMD investigates today’s changes and tells you what you need to know to make the HRT decision now.
Managing Menopause Symptoms Post-HRT
Post-HRT, what are women doing to manage menopause symptoms? And are compounded bioidenticals safe?
Too Young for Menopause
What causes premature menopause and what can you do? Get information about early menopause here.
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.