Hot flushes can range from feeling warm to experiencing intense heat on the upper body and face. Some women also experience sweating and palpitations (racing heart).
The duration of hot flushes also varies between women. A hot flush generally lasts for 1–5 minutes. Sweating at night is common. The frequency of hot flushes varies from a couple of times a week to several times an hou
What can help manage hot flushes?
What can help manage night sweats?
Some women find they can relieve symptoms if they switch to deep, slow abdominal breathing (controlled breathing) at the first sign of a hot flush. Regular exercise may ease hot flushes and improve sleep.
Some women find it helpful to share their experiences with other women as part of a support group. Meetings can be face-to-face or held over the telephone or internet.