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A 47-year-old female asked:

Why do hot flashes increase in at night in meno, especially lying down. can't sleep more than 1-2 hour heart paps, sweats, anxiety, desperate to sleep?

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Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine 74 years experience
Menopause: Is a normal phenomenen due to "drying up" of hormones. It is the absence of hormones that trigger the classical symptoms in the lower brain which has to adapt. You can take hormones but it does not "allow" adaptation to occur and that takes time. Sugar in diet delays the adaptation. Thus, if you do not wish hormone treatment you will have to adapt. You can help by stopping all forms of sugar.

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Last updated Aug 16, 2013

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