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I've been post menopausal for 7 years and have to take HRT because my hot flushes are severe . How long does this last ? Also have hypothyroidism .

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Dr. Jill Carnahan
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Test your hormones

I suggest you ask your doctor to check all of your hormone levels, including thyroid hormone.
Too high or too low levels of hormones may make your hot flashes worse. In addition, thyroid hormone is intricately connected so adjusting that may be important as well. Here are some tips on optimizing thyroid function http://doccarnahan.Blogspot.Com/2013/05/mthfr-gene-mutation-whats-big-deal.Html.

In brief: Test your hormones

I suggest you ask your doctor to check all of your hormone levels, including thyroid hormone.
Too high or too low levels of hormones may make your hot flashes worse. In addition, thyroid hormone is intricately connected so adjusting that may be important as well. Here are some tips on optimizing thyroid function http://doccarnahan.Blogspot.Com/2013/05/mthfr-gene-mutation-whats-big-deal.Html.
Dr. Jill Carnahan
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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: Varies

Some people suffer from the hormone problems with menopause for many years.
Others cruise right through it with no problem. The average time is 5 to 7 years but many people will feel the effects for longer. Some people will slowly wean themselves off the hormones until they can tolerate it.

In brief: Varies

Some people suffer from the hormone problems with menopause for many years.
Others cruise right through it with no problem. The average time is 5 to 7 years but many people will feel the effects for longer. Some people will slowly wean themselves off the hormones until they can tolerate it.
Dr. Jeff Livingston
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