A hot flush is a sudden rush of extreme heat through your body, chest, neck and face followed by redness and sweating. Hot flushes vary in length from 30 seconds to 10 minutes and occur many times throughout the day (and night) and can continue for many years.
Up to 80% of women going through the menopause experience hot flushes
For some women, they only happen rarely and don’t cause much bother, while for others they can occur multiple times a day and be extremely discomforting and disruptive to daily life. Everyone’s experience with them is different and while there is no ‘cure’ there are a variety of treatments to reduce and help manage them.
We aim to cover them on this page. If you have a specific question that we haven’t answered, feel free to ask menopause expert Kathy Abernethy using the button below.