Learn to love your hot flushes

Thursday, December 1, 2011
Learn to love your hot flushes

Don't be down on your hot flushes — there may be an upside, according to a study published in Menopause.

Researchers at the Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago analysed data from four groups of women, and they found that the group who experienced hot flushes with the onset of their menopause actually had a lower risk of heart disease and stroke.

Related: How to escape from menopause hell

Just how or why hot flushes might have this protective effect is not understood, and nor was the effect seen in women who experienced hot flushes for the entire duration of their menopause — but it's some comfort to cling to while you're fanning yourself during another 'power surge'.

Your say: Have you experience hot flushes during menopause? How do you manage them?

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