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How long hot flashes last? It used to be that menopause - related hot flashes fade away after six to 24 months. But for many women, hot flashes and night sweats often last lot longerby, some estimates, seven to 11 years. Hormonal roller coasters that come as women's childbearing years wind down can trigger range of hotflash symptoms. As many as 80 percentage of women through Menopause experience hot flashes. Hot flashes, also know as vasomotor symptoms, are often described as sudden sensations of heat in chest, face, and head followed by flushing, perspiration, and sometimes chills. Hot flashes and sweats that occur during sleep can make it hard to get good night's rest. Estimates of duration of these symptoms come from Study of Women's Health Across Nation, long - term study of women of different races and ethnicities who are in menopausal transition. Data from this study confirms many women already know firsthand. Hot flashes can go on for years and take toll on women's health and well - being, says Dr. Joann Manson, professor of Women's Health at Harvard Medical School and professor of epidemiology at Harvard School of Public Health. Swan researchers found that some women are more likely to deal long - term hot flashes than others. Women who had their first hot flashes before their menstrual periods ended had hot flashes for average of nine to 10 years. When hot flashes didnt start until after last menstrual period, average duration was only about three and half years. But even on short end of spectrum, that long time to deal with hot flashes and night sweats. Women in SWAN Study who experience hot flashes longer time tend to be current or former smokers, overweight, stress, depressed, or anxious. Ethnicity also plays role. African American women reported longest duration of hot flashes, while Japanese and Chinese women had hot flashes for about half that time. Reality Check SWAN Study Provide On Hot Flashes Should Encourage Women To Seek Solutions. If hot flashes and night sweats are really bothering you, do up with them. Talk with your doctor treatment options. Most Effective Hot Flash Treatment Is Estrogen - Base Hormone Therapy, Though It Comes With Several Downsides. While hormone therapy is very effective at relieving hot flashes, at older ages have higher risks of stroke, blood clots, and other health problems. So, it is important that women explore full range of treatment options, especially women likely to have persistent hot flashes, advises Dr. Manson. Several non - medications can also help relieve hot flashes and night sweats. These include types of antidepressants, some drugs commonly prescribed for nerve pain, and some high blood pressure medications. As with any medication, it is best to opt for lowest dose that effectively relieves your symptoms, and to take it for shortest amount of time possible.

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What causes night sweats?

It is not uncommon to sweat during night. You may sweat little or lot, depending on how many blankets you sleep with, how warm your room is, and even what you ate before going to bed. But if you sweat enough that you regularly wake up with wet pajamas and bedding, there could be underlying issue. Night sweats can happen for number of reasons, and most of them are too serious. In some cases, however, regular episodes of night sweating could indicate serious medical condition. Read on to learn more about common and less common causes of night sweats, tips to relieve night sweats on your own, and when it may be good idea to see your healthcare provider.

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What Is a Hot Flash?

Menopause is normal stage of life. Surgery or chemotherapy cause menopause in some who have these treatments. According to National Institute of Ageing, natural menopause occurs between 45 and 55 years of age and lasts for around 7 years, but can continue for up to 14 years. According to estimates, occurrence of hot flashes may run For average of 5. 2 years. And earlier in life they occur, longer may last. Hot flashes and night sweats occur before and during menopause because of changing hormone levels, estrogen and progesterone, affecting body temperature control. Changes in these hormone levels affect action of other hormones that are responsible for regulating body temperature. This causes characteristic feelings of sudden flushing, and excessive sweating. Frequency Of Hot Flashes And Night Sweats Differ Between People. Some only experience occasional hot flashes while, for others, symptoms can get in way of daily life.

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