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You can talk to your doctor about taking hormone replacement therapy, or HRT, for a limited amount of time -- less than 5 years. This treatment prevents hot flashes in many women. Plus, it can help other symptoms of menopause, including vaginal dryness and mood disorders. When you stop taking HRT, the hot flashes may come back. Short-term HRT carries some risks, including blood clots and gallbladder inflammation. If HRT is not right for you, there are other treatments that may offer relief. Talk to your doctor before you take any new medication (including over-the-counter meds) or supplements.

From: What Are Hot Flashes? WebMD Medical Reference

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The North American Menopause Society: “Should I treat my hot flashes or wait them out?”

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on March 28, 2018

The Cleveland Clinic's Women's Health Center.

North American Menopause Society.

The National Institutes of Health.

Brisdelle.com.

The North American Menopause Society: “Should I treat my hot flashes or wait them out?”

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on March 28, 2018

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