Hot Flashes among some Middle-Aged Women could last for 14 Years

February 17, 2015 11:00 AM

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Hot Flashes among some Middle-Aged Women could last for 14 Years

Findings of a new study have revealed that hot flashes, bursts of intense warmth and sweating in some middle-aged women could actually last as long as 14 years. Published in JAMA Internal Medicine, the study clearly showed that average duration for which women endured symptoms was seven and half years.

The study, which is largest to date, included 1,449 women with frequent hot flashes or night sweats. The symptoms lasted for less than that time in half the women, but lasted for at least 14 years in the other half. The span of hot flashes was found to be significantly longer in African-American and...

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