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Women’s health: Here’s all you need to know about hot flashes

Hot flashes are practically synonymous with menopause—but, despite most people being aware of their existence, many don’t know what, exactly, hot flashes are. Hot flashes are regarded as one of the common symptoms women experience as a part of menopause and perimenopause. However, this is not the only possible cause. In fact, they can actually […]

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Menopause with diabetes tied to more severe sleep problems, states study

Among 164 middle-aged women who completed a survey, those with diabetes averaged 10 sleep-related symptoms while those without diabetes averaged about 7 – and symptoms were rated as more severe by women with diabetes, the study team reports in the journal Menopause. “Sleep-related symptoms are one of the most frequently reported symptoms among midlife women […]

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Insomnia treatment may help ease depression during menopause, reveals study

Women going through menopause may have fewer symptoms of depression when they get treatment for insomnia than when they don’t, a recent experiment suggests. Researchers recruited 117 menopausal women with insomnia for the study and randomly assigned them to three groups. One group received cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT). Another group received a component of CBT […]

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Women’s health: Hot flashes can be triggered by other factors apart from menopause

Hot flashes are regarded as one of the common symptoms women experience as a part of menopause and perimenopause. However, this is not the only possible cause. In fact, they can actually occur at any age and even affect men. Excess body weight Have you gained a lot of weight recently? Experts suggest those with […]

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Women’s health: Key signs and symptoms of HIV to watch out for

Flu-like symptoms During the weeks following the infection of the virus, the initial signs may present themselves similarly to that of flu — these would include headaches, tiredness, a sore throat, and a low-grade fever somewhere around 100 degrees Fahrenheit. The fever may also be accompanied by night sweats i.e. hot flashes of excessive and […]

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Pregnancy disorders may lead to more hot flashes during menopause

What occurs during pregnancy could have longer-term health effects than originally thought. Study results will be presented during The North American Menopause Society (NAMS) Annual Meeting in San Diego, October 3-6, 2018. It is estimated that among 60% to 80% of women experience hot flashes as part of menopause. Since hot flashes have been associated […]

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