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What Causes Women to Have Menopausal Hot Flushes?

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Hot flushes can be the bane of a woman's life in the years leading up to and during menopause. Researchers understand what happens during a hot flush, says Professor Helena Teede, director of research at the Jean Hailes Foundation for Women's Health in


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Kit B (276)
Monday October 31, 2011, 9:06 am

Using a high quality topical (progesterone)cream on the wrist will end the hot flashes, which are uncomfortable but, not life threatening.

Carol H (229)
Monday October 31, 2011, 9:29 am
noted, thanks Agnes. interesting!

Abo r (107)
Monday October 31, 2011, 1:36 pm
Noted, thanks Agnes

Julija S (87)
Monday October 31, 2011, 6:04 pm

Ingrid A (524)
Monday October 31, 2011, 9:01 pm
Very interesting. Its noted. Thank you Agnes.

Jerry B (128)
Monday October 31, 2011, 9:50 pm
Noted ..thank you Agnes!

Patricia W (94)
Monday October 31, 2011, 10:32 pm
My doctor says that the more hot flashes a woman gets, the better her heart health is. If this is true, I should live forever :) TY Agnes

Past Member (0)
Tuesday November 1, 2011, 2:14 am
Interesting, thanks for sharing!

Past Member (0)
Tuesday November 1, 2011, 2:42 am
Interesting information, thanks!

Jo Asprec (0)
Tuesday November 1, 2011, 7:35 am
Thanks for the information.

Brad Kraus (6)
Tuesday November 1, 2011, 12:43 pm
Thanks for posting. I'm glad they also commented that men can get them, too. Perhaps someone will ask the question, "Why do men get hot flashes?" so we can see as in depth an explanation as this one.

Lindsay K (6)
Tuesday November 1, 2011, 2:09 pm
Thanks for this information - what fun we women have!!

Brenda Towers (0)
Tuesday November 1, 2011, 3:06 pm
Noted with interest.

Esther Z (94)
Tuesday November 1, 2011, 4:29 pm
Noted. I remember seeing a woman doctor (cant' remember her name; memory loss, another menopausel gift.) on Oprah where she advised women to eliminate ALL sugar from their diet, and supposedly the hot flashes would gradually stop. I guess it's worth a try, provided you have a discipline of steel!

Stella Nobrega-Garcia (4)
Tuesday November 1, 2011, 4:45 pm
Very interesting. Thanks for posting.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday November 1, 2011, 5:11 pm
Here is a Acupressure Treatment Plan To Treat Hot flashes... No Needles... Just Acpressure... You can find a link to a interactive chart showing the Points Mentioned in this atricle at as well as a tool to activate these points and a whole list of other Acupressure Treatments for an array of other ailments... Here is The Article Link...

Past Member (0)
Tuesday November 1, 2011, 5:20 pm
Here is a Synopsis:
kidney point 1 calm and strengthen kidney energy
Kidney points 3 and 6 strengthen the kidneys and cool hot flashes and night sweats
kidney 7 regulate sweating and clears heat
Liver 2 and 3 can reduce fire and potentially prevent hot flashe
Stomach 36, according to Peter Deadman's textbook "A Manual of Acupuncture," strengthens overall energy, clears fire, promotes calm and nourishes blood and fluids.
Conception vessel point 4 is often used to increase yin, from which cooling fluids are made.
Stimulating heart 7 can also reduce fire and help promote sleep, and heart 6 might reduce sweating associated with hot flashes.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday November 1, 2011, 5:24 pm
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Past Member (0)
Tuesday November 1, 2011, 9:54 pm
Good reading. Thanks for the great article.

KS Goh (0)
Wednesday November 2, 2011, 12:57 am
Thanks for the article.

Alice C (1797)
Wednesday November 2, 2011, 1:09 am

Past Member (0)
Wednesday November 2, 2011, 1:53 am
Hey, Kit has the answer.

So glad all that's behind me.

Doc wanted to put me on those hormones that come from animals.

I tried Vitamin E. It worked.

Dryness went away.

TERRY R (266)
Wednesday November 2, 2011, 5:46 pm

MmAway M (511)
Thursday November 3, 2011, 12:45 am
Thank you Agnes! I can so relate to this article, been living it for 10 years! UGH!

Valerie Hammett (21)
Tuesday November 8, 2011, 7:07 am
For anybody suffering from any kind of hormonal imbalance, i suggest using Maca. its a natural vegetable root that nourishes your hormonal glands naturally without adding hormones to your body and alleviates symptoms relating to menopause as well.

Victor M (236)
Thursday November 17, 2011, 12:33 pm
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