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When Menopause Brings the Heat (Video)

There’s no need to suffer from hot flashes

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With menopause come hot flashes — those unwanted guests that visit women both night and day. Flashes can be mild, moderate or severe, and they can be creepy, skin-crawling sensations. But, as Holly L. Thacker, MD, points out, hot flashes are easily treated, so there’s no reason you should suffer with them.

Speaking of Women’s Health

Tags: hot flashes, menopause, postmenopausal

Holly L. Thacker, MD, Director of the Center for Specialized Women's Health and Executive Director of Speaking of Women’s Health, is nationally known for her leadership in women's health.

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  • JTK

    I wish hot flashes were easily treated. I have been suffering from them for 21 years and have scars to prove it – mascetomy and reconstruction scars, that is. Still, no one has found a solution for me. Obviously ERT failed. Do you have any ideas?

    • sammi731

      JTK, it is sad that no one has responded to you in three months!

    • G

      Any Hormone treatment?

  • MAW

    What I really want to know is how do you treat a woman on bloodthinners for the rest of her life due to having had DVT ? I was told a long time ago that hormonal therapy would be out of the question since having my first DVT 28 years ago. I need answers!

  • researchanalyst

    When I started with the hot flashes, my doctor recommended Black Cohosh and Dong Quai. Within a week, I was back to normal. Worth a try.

  • SL

    My brain does not work the same way it used to. I have to focus hard to prepare meals and keep the house the way I used to. It is so frustating. SL