What Causes Hot Flashes, Anyway?

New study looks at heart-rate control in women during or after menopause

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Over time, hot flashes diminish, and usually totally disappear, Gass said.

"The natural course of hot flashes is they get milder and less frequent over time, and for the majority of women, they disappear altogether," Gass said. "A few women may have occasional ones forever, but usually they're manageable."

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WomensHealth.gov has more on menopause.

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