Hot flashes, vaginal dryness, memory loss, bone loss, tooth loss, skin wrinkling, irregular heart beat, mood changes—menopause impacts the entire body. But the number one symptom that drives women to their doctor is the hot flash.
“I was showing a million dollar property and suddenly turned beet-red and sweated profusely. The client looked at me, and asked if everything was ok.”
More than 20 yrs ago, I also experienced debilitating hot flashes while trying to see patients in a busy ER. For professional women, hot flashes really disrupt work.
Hot flashes begin usually at night. The first time it happens, the woman might wonder if the room temperature or covers changed. Over time, the night sweats usually increase in intensity causing insomnia, exhaustion and irritability. Night sweats lead to day hot flashes, sometimes occurring multiple times a day.