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Are untreated hot flashes just a sweaty irritant? Or, are they a sign of a more significant health risk?

Are untreated hot flashes just a sweaty irritant? Or, are they a sign of a more significant health risk?

Your Menopause Question: Are untreated hot flashes just a sweaty irritant? Or, are they a sign of a more significant health risk?

I am 54 years old, struggling with hot flashes and mood swings. But when I ask for help from my care providers, I am told “Live with it. You are just getting older.” Please advise.

I am 54 years old, struggling with hot flashes and mood swings. But when I ask for help from my care providers, I am told “Live with it. You are just getting older.” Please advise.

Your Question: I am 54 years old, struggling with hot flashes and mood swings. But when I ask for help from my care providers, I am told “Live with it. You are just getting older.” Please advise.

Here are a few of your questions, combined together to give our readers the answers they are seeking right away in a simple and easy to read format.

Here are a few of your questions, combined together to give our readers the answers they are seeking right away in a simple and easy to read format.

Here are a few of your questions, combined together to give our readers the answers they are seeking right away in a simple and easy to read format.

Are there any non-hormonal alternatives to combat hot flashes?

Are there any non-hormonal alternatives to combat hot flashes?

Question: Are there any non-hormonal alternatives to combat hot flashes?

Menopause Transition: Don't Miss This Important Preventative Health Opportunity

Menopause Transition: Don't Miss This Important Preventative Health Opportunity

Sometime between ages 45 and 55, for many women, gynecologic and related health issues begin to emerge. Menstrual cycles now seem different, mood swings and memory lapses appear, and sleep becomes more chaotic, coupled with warm flushes. And the weight! Why at the mid-section? These irritating acknowledgments belie a more ominous change. During this menopause transition, loosely referred to as “perimenopause,” events are unfolding that have an impact on a woman’s cardiovascular risk.

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