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Research supports simple remedies for hot flashes

Posted Oct 01 2008 8:19pm

For many women, the hot flash is the defining menopausal experience -- an uncomfortable wave of heat that moves through the body, reddens the face and leaves the sufferer drenched in sweat.Even though hot flashes are one of the main reasons women seek medical advice for menopause, what causes them and the best ways to treat them aren't well understood. But this month, new research looking at the brains of women during hot flashes has begun to answer some of the questions. The research also supports the notion that simple methods -- like wearing light clothing, drinking cold drinks and turning up the air conditioning -- are a lot more helpful than most women think.

Health Journal: Research supports simple remedies for hot flashes

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