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Like the sun surface

Menopausal hot flushes are sudden feelings of intense heat that can spread throughout the body, particularly the face, neck, and chest. ​ ​ They are a common symptom experienced by 80% women during menopause and can occur unexpectedly, often accompanied by sweating, flushing of the skin, and a rapid heartbeat, which last on average between 1-5mn but can be longer.​

What are hot flushes?​

Science doesn’t actually know the exact cause! (yet)

Hot flushes are caused by hormonal changes associated with menopause, specifically fluctuations in estrogen levels. It is believed that changes in estrogen levels affect the body's thermoregulatory system, leading to a misinterpretation of temperature signals by the brain's hypothalamus. A minor temperature change can be interpreted as a heat threat.​


It’s like my body thermostat is malfunctioning

As a result, the hypothalamus may mistakenly perceive minor changes in body temperature as a threat to the body's core temperature, triggering a cascade of physiological responses to cool the body down, even when it is not necessary. This overreaction leads to the characteristic sensations of heat and sweating associated with hot flushes.


Hot Flush triggers

Hot flushes are often triggered by various factors, including stress, spicy foods, caffeine, alcohol, and hot weather. 

Variety of Hot Flushes​

Hot flushes can vary in frequency and intensity from woman to woman.​ Our research has showed that on average women can have between 1-10 hot flushes per day, during 1-3 years but these numbers can vary depending on each woman.​

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How hot flushes can impact your other symptoms and life​


Non-Menopausal Hot Flushes​

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