According to the North American Menopause Society, roughly 80-percent of women experience hot flashes during perimenopause, or the interval of time prior to your final menstrual cycle before menopause. That means the majority of women in their menopausal years will experience hot flashes.
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Aside from the obvious sweat and high temperatures that come with a hot flash, here’s what occurs when the female body turns up the heat…
1. What is a Hot Flash?
Most women who experience a hot flashes report experiencing an overwhelming and sudden wash of intense heat, which mainly affects the face, neck and chest areas. Patients also report red, flushed skin.
However, a hot flash will often cause extreme perspiration, which when it subsides, can leave women feeling cold and chilly.