When Menopause Brings the Heat (Video)

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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.

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Holly L. Thacker, MD

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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    These are great and actually simple tips provided by Dr. Thacker. To add to Dr. Thacker’s point about sun protection daily, against UVA and UVB rays – look for a broad spectrum sunscreen with SPF of at least 15 (recommended by the Skin Cancer Foundation – can obviously go up and some dermatologists recommend an SPF of at least 30) – that will indicate that the product protects against both UVA and UVB rays. SPF is only a measure of protection against UVB rays. UVB rays can cause sunburns while UVA rays can cause skin aging.