Hot Flashes

The most common reported symptom of menopause, hot flashes affect up to 80 percent of women and can be a daily occurrence for seven to ten years. Fortunately, there are effective solutions to relieve this symptom.

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Out of 300,000 respondents who have taken our Menopause Assessment:
experience hot flashes
said that hot flashes negatively affect their quality of life in a significant way
years on average that women experience hot flashes due to menopause

It is thought that decreasing estrogen causes the body’s thermostat (the hypothalamus) to become more sensitive to slight changes in body temperature.

The brain believes that your body is too warm and starts a chain of events to cool you down:

  • Blood vessels near the surface of the skin begin to dilate
  • Blood flow to the surface increases as a way to dissipate body heat, causing a red, flushed look to the skin
  • Perspiration may also occur to cool the body down 
  • Women may also sense their hearts beating faster
  • A chill may follow the heat

How we treat hot flashes:

We'll review your health history and listen to your symptoms.

Every woman's experience of menopause is as unique as she is. That's why we review your medical history, family history, and gynecological history prior to joining your telemedicine visit.

During the 30-minute virtual visit, you'll share your experience with menopause, starting with your hot flashes, quality of life, and other symptoms you might be experiencing (such as night sweats or heart palpitations).

Gennev providers are by your side every step of the menopause journey.
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We'll discuss evidence-based treatments proven to relieve hot flashes, including:

Lifestyle modifications & natural supplements

There are changes at home that can reduce the triggers for hot flashes, such as hydration and changes in nutrition & diet.

Medical interventions

We'll explain the most effective treatment for menopause symptoms,  hormone replacement therapy (HRT), after reviewing your risk-to-benefit ratio.

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Our doctors and RDNs are by your side, to answer your questions and help to monitor your symptoms. As your hormones fluctuate, your symptoms will change over time.

Talk to your Gennev provider about these changes so they may consider adjusting your treatment plan to match your body’s changing needs.

Your plan changes as your menopause symptoms do.

92% of our patients report symptom relief after the first visit.

Everyone's experience with menopause is unique. That's why our integrated care model offers evidence-based treatments.

Dr. Savage helped remove the veil of mystery, and address the WHY all of these changes are happening. Just having clarity, and a knowledgeable person to bounce ideas and concerns off of is a huge gift. I will be chatting with Dr. Savage at least every 6-12 months to guide me through this journey! Gennev (so far) has filled the massive void that my traditional healthcare has been missing.

Dr. Dunsmoor-su was fantastic. She is very knowledgable and relatable. It was so refreshing to have a physician who does not just say, "that's what happens when you get older or you are middle aged, that's just how it is". She really listens and wants to help.

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Recommended Reading

We've interviewed Gennev physicians and other leading experts in menopause to provide women with trusted menopause information. These articles are a great starting point to educate yourself about hot flashes and other symptoms of menopause.