A Shot for Hot Flashes? This Remedy Might Work

Women suffering from hot flashes might get some relief through an injection of an anesthetic near a nerve bundle in the neck, a small new study finds.

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Hot Flashes Can Happen for 10+ Years After Menopause

A new study found that moderate-to-severe hot flashes continued for an average of nearly five years after menopause, and more than one-third of women had moderate-to-severe hot flashes for 10 years or more after menopause.

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Treatment Options That Help Menopause Symptoms

Women bothered by hot flashes or other effects of menopause have a number of treatment options — hormonal or not, according to updated guidelines from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.

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Neck Injection Might Ease Tough-to-Bear Hot Flashes

A shot in the neck may curb extreme hot flashes associated with menopause, a small new study suggests. Injecting a local anesthetic into an area of the neck that communicates with the brain’s temperature regulation zone was associated with a 50 percent reduction in hot flashes among women with moderate to severe symptoms, the researchers reported.

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Yoga Won’t Cure Your Hot Flashes, but It May Help Insomnia

Practicing yoga may not ease menopausal hot flashes, but it might help women sleep a bit easier, a new clinical trial suggests. Right now, hormone therapy is the most effective treatment for the hot flashes and night sweats many women develop as they go through menopause.

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What Causes Hot Flashes? Rat Study Gives New Clues

Scientists are getting warmer in their attempts to zero in on what causes hot flashes, intense surges of heat and sweating that affect millions of middle-aged women in the years leading to menopause. Studying rats, researchers at the University of Arizona College of Medicine, in Tucson, have pinpointed a small region of the brain that may go awry during typical hot flashes, finding that a certain set of neurons acts as a virtual control switch for the problem when estrogen levels drop.

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Hypnosis May Ease Hot Flashes in Postmenopausal Women

Hypnosis may help reduce hot flashes in postmenopausal women, cutting down their frequency as much as 74 percent, researchers say. Hot flashes affect about 80 percent of women as they go through menopause. The sudden rush of heat can be followed by chills and can reduce quality of life.

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Early Menopause May Double Heart Disease Risk, Study Says

Women who experience early menopause may face double the risk of heart disease and stroke, according to a new study. This increased risk is true across different ethnic backgrounds and is independent of traditional heart disease and stroke risk factors, the researchers said.

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