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What Causes Hot Flashes During Menopause?

Hot flashes are common for women during menopause. In fact, 75% of women have them. Hot flashesusually last 2-4 minutes and involve lots of sweating followed by shivering. They are caused by hormonal fluctuations and can be quite uncomfortable. If they become too bothersome, it is best to visit your doctor.



Dr. Holly Atkinson

This video features Dr. Holly Atkinson. Dr. Holly Atkinson specializes in Internal Medicine and is an award-winning medical journalist. She is also an Assistant Professor in the Department of Preventive Medicine as well as Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Medicine at Mt. Sinai Hospital.

Duration: 00:30.
Reviewed by: Dr. Preeti Parikh, Dr. Suzanne Friedman . Review date: July 15, 2014
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