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The most common and often the most irritating symptom associated with menopause is the hot flash sometimes called a hot flush . As many as 75 percent of women going through menopause in the United States experience hot flashes with 10% to 15% of women having severe or frequent hot flashes. I had miserable hot flashes that heated up at the most inconvenient times and sometimes flaring up every few hours. I tried every trick in the book to eliminate this miserable symptom – from herbs, to teas, to exercise, to diet, to praying hourly that they would disappear – but they persisted.
With confusing and conflicting information online and in best-selling books, I teamed up with leading menopause expert and co-author of The Menopause Makeover, Dr. Wendy Klein, to get the latest scientific information on alternative, complementary and medical options to relieve hot flashes.
Understanding available options will give you the opportunity to discuss menopause management with your clinician. This interview with Dr. Klein is the first in a series that addresses the various menopause symptoms.
Hot Flash Interview
Though the consequences of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) on CVD are favourable, these depend on the girl’s age and medical background.
There’s a trend that HRT is cardioprotective in younger women. In older ladies, there’s a trend to an increase in CVD risk, though this impact is not statistically significant.
Generally, HRT is safe for many younger women (i.e. women going through the or in the first postmenopausal period) for the relief of menopausal symptoms.