Is it normal to have hot flashes after menopause?


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Hot flashes are the most common symptom for postmenopausal women, according to WebMD. Some women may experience hot flashes for the rest of their lives.

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Hot flashes usually become less severe over time, according to WebMD. Some things that are likely to cause a hot flash are stress, tight clothing, caffeine, alcohol and cigarette smoke. Spicy foods and physical heat can also cause the symptom. Treatments can vary from over-the-counter supplements, such as vitamin B complex, to prescription treatments like hormone replacement therapy. Some natural botanicals that are touted as menopause treatments are unproven and should only be used under the supervision of a doctor.

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