Most women can expect hot flashes to last up to five years after menopause, according to MedicineNet. Researchers in one study also found that nearly one-third of women experience hot flashes for 10 years or longer follo... More » Health

The pattern and duration of hot flashes varies from individual to individual. Hot flashes do not have one common pattern or set of patterns, so each woman must track her own symptoms to find how her specific body experie... More » Health Women's Health

The duration of menopause varies with each woman. According to Women's Health magazine, the average age a woman begins menopause is 51, though it can start as early as 40 and as late as 60. After a woman becomes menopaus... More » Health Women's Health

While black cohosh, red clover, dong guai, ginseng and kava are said to reduce the symptoms of menopause and many women report that they do, no conclusive evidence says they reduce hot flashes, according to the North Ame... More » Health Women's Health

Hormone therapy, medications, layered clothing, and lifestyle and diet changes all can help to stop hot flashes during menopause, according to WebMD. Although estrogen may increase the risk of other health problems, it i... More » Health Women's Health

As of 2015, there is still debate about the mechanism that causes hot flashes after menopause, but most experts believe it involves decreased estrogen production and its effects on the hypothalamus, notes Healthline. The... More »

While the reasons for its efficacy are unknown as of 2015, the antidepressant paroxetine treats hot flashes experienced in menopause, according to Paroxetine is an SSRI, or selective serotonin reuptake inhibit... More » Health Women's Health