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Will i still have hot flashes after menopause? when i'm through menopause, will i still experience hot flashes, or will they stop?

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Dr. Marybeth Lambe
Travel Medicine 46 years experience
Some persist: Hot flashes last for 6 months or as long as 15 years after the final period; the average is two years. Due to changing hormone levels, the hypothalamus-- area of the brain that regulates body temperature- gets confused during a hot flash and thinks your need to be heated up! triggered by nicotine, caffeine, stress, alcohol, exercise, spicy foods, chocolate, sleep deprivation, etc. Rx available.
Dr. Ron Eaker
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Possible: Most symptoms of menopause (hot flushes etc) are clustered around the time you actually stop cycles, although 40% of women may still have hot flushes well into their sixties.

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Hot flashes with menopause, what will help?

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Dr. David Sneid
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Various: Estrogen replacement can postpone the symptoms. Often, they lessen with time. Certain medications (ssri's, clonidine) can often be effective. Check w/your doctor.
Last updated Nov 23, 2016

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