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How is a hot flash related to menopause?

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Flashes aren’t just a menopause thing, but that is when you’re most likely to have them. They differ from woman to woman, but they start before or during menopause. There are no rules for how often they hit or how long they last. You might have several a day or none. They can last anywhere from 30 seconds to 10 minutes. They can happen once an hour or once a day.

From: Why Am I So Hot? WebMD Medical Reference

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Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on June 2, 2018

SOURCES:

The North American Menopause Society: “Hot Flashes.”

Harvard Health Publications. “Hot flashes in men: an update.”

Rossmanith, W.G. , May 2009. Gynecological Endocrinology

National Institute on Aging: “Menopause.”

BreasCancer.org: “Menopause symptoms: Hot Flashes.”

Women’s Health.gov. “Menopause and menopause treatments fact sheet.”

Mayo Clinic: “Hot flashes.”

National Institute on Aging: “Menopause: Time for a Change.”

Harvard Health Publications: “Menopause-related hot flashes and night sweats can last for years.”

Cleveland Clinic: “Non-Hormonal Ways to Cope with Hot Flashes and Menopause.”

The North American Menopause Society: “Breast Cancer Survivors & Hot Flash Treatments.”

Cancer Research UK: “Hot flushes and sweats.”

Thurston, R.C. , published online Sept. 13, 2013. Fertility and Sterility

National Multiple Sclerosis Society: “Heat & Temperature Sensitivity.”

Multiple Sclerosis Association of America: “Ask the Doctor.”

American Cancer Society: “Surgery for Testicular Cancer."

Johns Hopkins Medicine: “Thyroid Disorders in Women.”

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on June 2, 2018

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