Hot Flashes and Menopause (cont.)
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It is impossible to predict which women will experience hot flashes in association with the perimenopause or the degree of severity of the hot flashes. Perimenopausal hot flashes may be controlled by some of the treatment measures described above, but are not preventable.
Hot flashes associated with the menopausal transition are not a life-long problem and can be effectively treated in most women if necessary. About 80% of women will stop having hot flashes five years after the onset of hot flashes. Less commonly, in about 10% of women, hot flashes can persist for up to a decade.
Medically reviewed by Steven Nelson, MD; Board Certified Obstetrics and Gynecology
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 7/23/2014
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