Untreated hot flashes may be costly for society : study

September 8, 2014 7:04 PM

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NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The extra healthcare expenses and lost productivity of menopausal women with untreated hot flashes may cost the U.S. billions of dollars each year, a new study suggests.

Three-quarters of postmenopausal women experience hot flashes, which can include night sweats and anxiety attacks and often accompany other menopause symptoms like disturbed sleep, irritability, trouble concentrating and short-term memory problems.

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