Hot Flashes

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Last Updated: 07 May 2022
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A hot flash is the sudden feeling of heat in the upper body, which is usually most extreme over the neck, upper body and face. Greater than two-thirds of North American women that are heading into menopause have hot flashes. They additionally affect women that begin menopause after chemotherapy or surgical procedure to eliminate their ovaries. It's unexpected feeling of warmth and often a red, flushed face and sweating. We don't know exactly what causes them, yet they may be connected to changes in circulation. Hot flashes begin when blood vessels near the skin's surface widen to cool down, making you fear. Some women have a fast heart rate or chills, too. When they take place while you sleep, they're called evening sweats. They can wake you up and may make it hard to get sufficient rest. A hot flush is a hot flash plus redness in your face and neck. That depends. About 2 in 10 women never fume flashes. Others have hot flashes for only a very brief period of time. Still others can have them for 11 years or more. Typically, however, women get hot flashes or evening sweats for about 7 years.

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