hot flushes


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hot flushes

Waves of sudden widespread relaxation of the muscle walls of skin blood vessels so that they dilate and cause the skin to become reddened and warm. Hot flushes are common around the time of the MENOPAUSE and can be controlled by HORMONE REPLACEMENT THERAPY. Women in the USA experience hot flashes rather than flushes
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An RCT with 100 women investigated an extract of St John's wort (Hypiran(r), Poursina Pharmaceutical, Tehran, Iran) for hot flushes (Abdali 2010).
Three-quarters of their recruits experienced hot flushes, but only 40% of these had night sweats.
There may be hot flushes with sweating that occur suddenly as a result of an emotional disturbance, sweating, particularly in the area of the genitals, as well as palpitations, uterine haemorrhage, a burning sensation about the head and ears, or a throbbing headache which is more prominent on the left side.
Lifenol has been demonstrated to be effective at reducing hot flushes in post-menopausal and menopausal women in two clinical studies.
They cited research indicating that half of breast cancer patients who experience hot flushes while on antiestrogen medication become noncompliant with the regimen after 180 days.
Soya is rich in plant isoflavones and can help with hot flushes without the long-term risks of taking HRT.
Many women complaining of menopausal hot flushes will get relief from ultra-low-dose hormone therapy patches.
The most common symptom is hot flushes and sweating.
The present review focuses on evidence supporting the use of NPS for the treatment of acute symptoms of menopause, particularly hot flushes. Although assessed in some of the trials, efficacy for other symptoms less specifically associated with menopause, such as anxiety and muscle aches, is beyond the scope of the present review.
Results: Researchers found at three months that the frequency of hot flushes decreased 35% with black cohosh, 15% with the multibotanical, 30% with the multibotanical plus dietary counseling, 21% with placebo and 88% with hormone therapy.
In general, hormonal fluctuations may be to blame, but hot flushes and night sweats are often linked to insomnia, disturbed sleep, and sleep loss during the menopausal period, Dr.