Hot flashes have long been the brunt of jokes surrounding menopause. One liners like “Could my hot flashes be causing global warming?’ are often used to make light of hot flashes during the menopausal years.
On a more serious note, hot flashes are one the most common complaints sending women to their health care providers in hope for a solution.
Hot flashes impair quality of sleep and can lead to depression. Recent studies have linked the severity of hot flashes to osteoporosis and arteriosclerosis.
Hot flashes are annoying. They can leave you with a pounding heart ,flushed skin and when they pass-a sweat stained shirt and a case of the chills.
Hot flashes are uncomfortable and embarrassing. Many women are declining effective therapy with estrogen due to concerns about the potential for adverse health effects from that therapy.
Acupuncture can be an effective therapy for hot flashes in women.
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