Study Links Hot Flashes to Changes in Blood Vessels of the Brain

  In a new pilot study, researchers discovered that women who experience more frequent hot flashes show changes in brain scans associated with a higher risk for cerebrovascular diseases. Past research has found connections between hot flashes and heart disease, but this study looks at hot flashes’ effect on blood flow problems in the brain …

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4 Tips for Fighting Hot Flashes at Work

Since around 70 percent of women in the age range of perimenopause are employed, learning how to handle hot flashes at work is critical. Most women enter into perimenopause, a predatory phase before menopause, between the ages of 40 and 55. Perimenopause brings significant changes to the estrogen levels in a woman’s body, triggering a …

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Could Earlier Hot Flashes Lead to Heart Disease?

In two separate studies, researchers at the University of Pittsburg have found that women who start experiencing hot flashes earlier in life are at an elevated risk of heart disease. One of the studies also established a link between more frequent hot flashes and greater risk for heart problems. The study’s findings show that hot …

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Hot Flashes Could Last 7 to 12 Years, Study Finds

  A new study conducted at the Wake Forest School of Medicine finds that most women experience symptoms of menopause, such as hot flashes, for seven years or more. Published in JAMA Internal Medicine the study authors call for more research on safe long-term treatments to keep hot flashes under control. “Women should not be …

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Hot Flashes 101

What causes hot flashes? We still don’t know for sure. Changes in hormonal balance during menopause clearly play a role. Some think that changes in the circulatory system could be a trigger, which would explain why the face flushes red. Even though their cause remains a puzzle, more than two in three women experience symptoms …

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