Attitude affects women’s experience of hot flushes

Menopausal women who feel they can control their hot flushes after exercise are less likely to experience them, according to new research.

The group of women studied who experienced more hot flushes were more likely to consider them uncontrollable. Cognitive behavioural therapy may assist these women in reducing their hot flushes.

Despite the general trend, there was a large variance in the individual symptoms recorded. Researchers stress the importance of situational factors contributing to each individual woman’s experience of hot flushes.

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