News Flashes on Menopausal Hot Flushes: Stoping Flashes is Good for Your Heart

Hot flashes and hot flushes are a common and a persistent problem for women as they transition into menopause. Whether she is aware, or flashing when she has no awareness, virtually all women can be shown with extremely sensitive testing to have some sort of  hot flashes and or vasomotor symptoms. In fact the government has issued guidelines for women to encourage treatment if she's symptomatic. The worst symptoms are likely to be during perimenopause, which is when a woman transitions from regular cycles into menopause, and you are likely to experience hot flashes, and if so these will persist in a bothersome way for up to 2 years. For other women the symptom persistence is  it is much longer. It does not hurt 9clear this with your own gyno, as there are some contraindications) to try non hormonal methods which include black cohosh, red clover extracts or soy, or flaxseed. Similarly it has not been shown that Vitamin E is helpful A cancer treatment group, in conjunction with Mayo Clinic has shown that in addition to possibly some flatulence and diarrhea, flaxseed when given in supplemental form won't relieve hot flashes. In almost every study hot flashes are a  cause of heart disease. Heart disease may not necessarily come from the hot flashes ruining the circulatory system, perhaps they just cause poor fitness which in turn can produce heart disease. We do know that many links exist between hormone levels before and during menopause, general heath, and the hot flashes a woman would experience Elevated male hormone levels, in relationship to newly lower female hormone  levels. have been associated with increased of heart disease for menopausal women. This was shown to be true even for women who have hormone levels within the normal range premenopause, if your male hormone levels are high, you may have more hot flashes and more heart disease eventually according to some research. , but are higher than some women their own age, and may be worse for women with hot flashes regardless. Women with HF are more likely to have aortic calcification, so poorer circulation, more blood vessel wall inflammation, and more fluctuations of the autonomic nervous system  (adrenaline surging and cortisol fluctuating). So when weighing the risks and benefits of hormone therapy, think in terms of the risks of doing nothing. 


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