Looking for information about menopause or perimenopause? Worried about sudden hot flashes, night sweats, amenorrhea or other menopause symptoms? Menopause brings its share of questions about intimacy and our health.
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Menopause: hot flashes
About 75% of women have them. During a hot flash, the woman's head and neck become flushed and hot and she sweats a lot. A hot flash can last anywhere from 30 seconds to five minutes and can be followed by chills. Women can begin to experience hot flashes during perimenopause, about two years prior to menopause. Hot flashes progressively worsen during the first two years following menopause, and then lessen in the following six years. Approximately 60% of women experience hot flashes for a little less than seven years and up to 15% of women suffer from them for 15 years or longer.