Doctors call it vasomotor instability. Women call it misery. Close to 80% of menopausal women suffer from hot flashes, and are often told to be patient, that the flashes will gradually ease over time. But CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida reports on a new study that shows the average time women have to deal with hot flashes is a little over 7 years. And for an unlucky group, as long as 14.
The former Elbert County Assessor who pleaded guilty to stealing from taxpayers, blames symptoms from menopause for her actions.
It comes like a wave of fire, then a hurricane-like drenching. If you’re going through the agony of hot flashes, a new study offers an alternative to estrogen (as well as the fire extinguisher and raincoat.) It’s a common medication already being used by millions of women … and it cut the incidence of hot flashes in half.