Menopause symptoms 'last for at least 7 years' Medical News Today

February 17, 2015 3:11 PM

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Collectively, hot flashes and night sweats are referred to as vasomotor symptoms (VMS). As well as making menopausal women feel uncomfortable, VMS can reduce energy levels, disturb sleep and affect social functioning and overall quality of life.

According to the research team, including Nancy E. Avis of the Wake Forest School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, NC, there is a "lack of robust estimates" of how long women may experience VMS.

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