Hot flushes of menopause - how to deal with them and how to keep cool

prune By prune, 26th Feb 2011 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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An account of what hot flushes/flushes are like and how to deal with them. How to maintain a positive attitude.

Hot Flushes explained

Hot flushes or flashes or what ever you would like to call them are just terrible.

They begin to appear round about the menopause which is most women appears from the age of 47 onwards. A flush or flash gives no warning whatsoever. One can be sitting down reading a book when all of a sudden it will begin.

One will feel a deep heat arising from the chest area which will rise to around and behind the neck making your hair instantly damp. The deep heat will make you sweat and will probably last for about five minutes, after which you may feel quite shivvery.

Most women get given HRT (hormone replacement therapy) in order to decrease these effects and in some cases do away with them altogether, but it depends on each woman as to whether she can have HRT or not.

Other tips are to wear layered clothes so that a few layers can be removed when a flush is about to start. A blouse or top to be kept with you so that should you wet a shirt or blouse too much you can have something else to change into.

And apart from this, just to keep calm and to know that all bad things come to an end one day.

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15th Jul 2011 (#)

Thanks for sharing I had night flushes so annoying.

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