Some three-quarters of North American women have menopausal hot flashes, but many cannot use hormones for medical reasons or choose not to. Numerous products and techniques are promoted for hot flashes, but do they work, and are they safe? To answer these questions, a North American Menopause Society (NAMS) panel of experts weighed the evidence and made recommendations in a position statement, “Nonhormonal management of menopause-associated vasomotor symptoms,” published online in the Society’s journal, Menopause.
From 50 to 80 percent of women approaching menopause try nonhormonal therapies for hot flashes. Many don’t really work, and sticking with those therapies can just prolong the misery… Read More>>