Hot Flashes and Menopause Topic Guide
Hot Flashes: Hot flashes are a common condition experienced by women in the perimenopause and menopause transition. The exact cause of the hot flashes is not clear. Symptoms of hot flashes include flushing, excessive sweating, night sweats, palpitations, and chills. There are a variety of treatment options for women experiencing hot flashes. Some include medication, hormone therapy, bioidentical hormone therapy, and natural remedies.
Cholesterol Lowering Medications Cholesterol is a waxy, fatlike substance that your body needs to function normally. If a person has too much cholesterol in their bloodstream, it can lead to heart disease. Cholesterol lowering medications include statins (Lipitor, Lescol, Mevacor, Altocor, Pravachol, Zocor, and Crestor), bile acid sequestrants (Questran, Colestid, WelChol), nicotinic acid agents (niacin, Niacor, Slo-Niacin), and fibrates (Lopid, Tricor). Side effects, drug interactions, and warnings and precautions should be reviewed prior to taking these medications.
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