Hot Flashes

Stay Cool During Menopause

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We share the facts about hormones — because when it comes to managing your symptoms, knowledge is power.

Dr. Liss

Hot Flashes Q&A with Dr. Liss, OB-GYN

What can I do to manage or relieve hot flashes and night sweats?

To manage hot flashes/night sweats, consider hormone therapy or other medications. Try comfort measures to see if they help, like dressing in layers or using a fan to stay cool. Maintain a healthy weight and try working with a provider trained in mind-body practices like clinical hypnosis or cognitive behavioral therapy.

What causes hot flashes in menopause?

Hot flashes are caused by dropping estrogen levels that affect the regulation of body temperature. This process involves blood vessel dilation, more blood flow to the skin, sweating, and a chill as the body cools.

How long do hot flashes last after menopause?

The duration of hot flashes after menopause can vary widely. Some people (a minority) may have hot flashes for the rest of their lives, while the majority will see significant improvement in the few years after the last period, when their hormone levels drop and stabilize.

Can you have hot flashes after menopause?

Yes, it's possible to have hot flashes after menopause. Hot flashes are a common symptom during perimenopause and menopause due to hormonal changes. While they do stop for many, some people may continue to have them for many years or sometimes lifelong.

What does a hot flash feel like during menopause?

During menopause, a hot flash can feel like a sudden wave of heat in the body, especially in the upper chest and face. People may also experience sweating, red blotches on the skin, and anxious feelings. Chills can also occur as the body makes sweat and cools down.


Our 2-minute Symptom Navigator is the first step to understanding the link between how you're feeling, hormonal changes, and what you can do about it (learn more and explore solutions).