75% of menopausal women have had experience of hot flushes.
What are Hot flushes?
Hot flushes are a common symptom of the menopause experienced by 75% of menopausal women and can be described as a sudden feeling of warmth or heat in the body. Hot flushes may occur on their own but are often accompanied by night sweats or excessive sweating during the day.
Hot flushes. Hot flashes. What is the difference?
Menopause hot flushes & sweats
What can I expect?
Why do they occur?
Menopause hot flushes and the environment
Other reasons for getting hot flushes
Although the cause of hot flushes is initially put down to the menopause, there are other reasons why you might experience this symptom. These include:
Hot flushes can also be experienced by men who are obviously not going through the same menopause stages as women. If you are suffering from hot flushes and do not feel that the menopause is the cause of these symptoms, you should speak to your doctor for advice.
Treatment of menopausal hot flushes
Extracts of sage herb, such as Menoforce® Sage tablets, have become one of the most popular menopause treatments, gaining a reputation as a simple way of helping deal with hot flushes, night sweat and excessive sweating during the menopause.
"These tablets are amazing. I was having hot flushes 8-10 times a day and night. Within 3 days of taking sage I noticed a huge difference and a month down the line am not suffering at all." Tamsin, UK
Reference:1.Schwingl PJ. Obstet Gynecol 1994;84:29-34
A.Vogel’s Menopause Mondays: Is your antiperspirant causing or making your hot flushes worse?
In this week’s A.Vogel’s Menopause Mondays I look at why a simple everyday thing like putting on your antiperspirant could be triggering or making your hot flushes worse! Crazy as this may sound, watch or read on to find out why…
Missed one? Watch them all on my menopause blog.
Real women stories
"I was breezing through my menopause"
I was breezing through my menopause, barely aware that anything was happening bar the fact that my... Read the full story
"During my menopause"
During my menopause, the worst symptom I have struggled with is the itchy skin. I could cope with the flushes... Read the full story
"Suffering from very heavy periods..."
After suffering from very heavy periods (confined to the house for two days each month), my GP gave me... Read the full story
"My periods stopped five years ago"
I stopped having my periods 5 years ago and felt I was able to cope
without any replacement... Read the full story
Soy isoflavones for before, during & after the menopause
Menosan® Menopause Support can provide support to the body through all stages of the Menopause but is especially useful when broad range of symptoms such as hot flushes, irritability, tiredness, pains and aches, vaginal dryness etc kick in.
- Made from fermented soya beans
- Support for all stages of the menopause
- Also contains magnesium and hibiscus
A herbal dietary supplement containing soy isoflavones, magnesium and hibiscus extract for all stages of the menopause.
How I survived the menopause
What is happening to me? I know I asked this, so if you are asking it too, don’t worry, you are not alone! The menopause can be a daunting, confusing and scary time if you let it be, but as they say, knowledge is power.
I use my personal experience of going through the menopause (and surviving it) to offer support and guidance to help you have a happier, healthier menopause.
I survived the menopause and so can you!
Don't go through the Menopause alone!
Menopause expert Eileen Durward explains the benefits of joining the A.Vogel Menopause Health Hub.
This week's talking point
HRT 'increases ovarian cancer risk' Well ladies, it's in the news again. According to a recent study, HRT has been linked to an increased risk of ovarian cancer in women taking it for over 5 years.
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