Black cohosh has been used since ancient times, but only recently has it come to be known as a possible combatant of hot flashes, the most common and uncomfortable symptom of menopause. Here’s what it is, how it’s used and what it can and can’t do for you.
You’ve heard of hot flashes, but hormone fluctuations can also cause cold flashes before or during menopause. Here’s what you can do to avoid them.
As many as 3 in 4 women experience hot flashes and night sweats in the lead-up to menopause. Here’s how to deal when hot flashes mess with your sleep.
Find the truth about questions that pique your curiosity in our series, “The Short Answer.” Women’s Health specialist Lynn Simpson, MD, answers this one about hot flashes.
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Weight gain during menopause is so common that some women even have a name for it — “menopot.” It’s the “pot belly” that develops in so many women during mid-life, when changing hormones and a slower metabolism team up to pack on the extra pounds.