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.
Night Sweats Night sweats refer to excess sweating occurring during the night. Causes include menopause, infections, cancers, medications, hypoglycemia, and hormone disorders. Depending on the cause, in addition to sweating at night, symptoms may include flushing, fever, or chills. Treatment depends on the underlying cause.
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