• Women's Health

    Menopause: Hot Flashes

      Hot flashes are perhaps the greatest symptom experienced in menopause, statistically 3 out of 4 of all menopausal women, and they are usually the most uncomfortable symptom. They can go on for several years before stopping. Hot flashes can be treated in a couple of ways. Some women choose to replace the estrogen and progesterone the ovaries are no longer making. Estrogen replacement therapy or ERT is a prescription treatment for hot flashes. Estrogen is given by patch, vaginal ring, or pill and progesterone can be given by pill. They are usually given together in order to prevent a buildup of the uterine lining that occurs when a woman…