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Are hot flashes different for different women?

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Hot flashes (or flushes) are very common in perimenopause, but not all women get them. And not all flashes are of the same intensity. Hot flashes can be as mild as a light blush or severe enough to wake you from a sound sleep and be associated with perspiration (called night sweats). Most hot flashes last 30 seconds to 5 minutes. They usually disappear within a few years after menopause, but in some women they can continue for decades.

SOURCES:
The Women's Health Center at The Cleveland Clinic.
WebMD Medical Reference provided in collaboration with The Cleveland Clinic: "Hot Flashes." WebMD Medical Reference provided in collaboration with The Cleveland Clinic: "Is Hormone Therapy Helpful at All?"
The National Institutes of Health: Women's Health Institute.
News release, FDA.
 

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on May 29, 2020

SOURCES:
The Women's Health Center at The Cleveland Clinic.
WebMD Medical Reference provided in collaboration with The Cleveland Clinic: "Hot Flashes." WebMD Medical Reference provided in collaboration with The Cleveland Clinic: "Is Hormone Therapy Helpful at All?"
The National Institutes of Health: Women's Health Institute.
News release, FDA.
 

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on May 29, 2020

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