Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Oh, this is nice--you can get hot flashes for up to 14 years
They studied 1449 women with frequent "night sweats" and found these went on for a median of 7.4 years.
Overall, black or Hispanic women seem to suffer them longer than white or Asian women.
If you get the flashes before your periods stop, you may be in for a longer siege. Those who get them also have more of a cardiovascular and bone loss risk.
Hot flashes creep onto your face and chest--slathering you with sweat and turning you crimson. Some women carry battery-operated personal fans.
One restaurant server said when she got a flash, she went and stood in the walk-in freezer.
Handy if you have one.
Obviously, these night sweats can also be day sweats.