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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.

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
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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).

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.

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of our patients report symptom improvements after their first visit with a Gennev physician.
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We've helped thousands of women improve their quality of life in menopause.

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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.

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Jessica was very knowledgeable about my questions and concerns... I was very pleased that Jessica took the time to listen to me and gave me guidance along the way. She never made me feel like we were rushed...

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She answers questions without making me feel dumb for asking them. I appreciate the undivided attention I get in this format... so often in a doctors office you feel rushed and not the center of their attention.

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Oh, finally! Someone that seems to truly understand! She debunked everything I though I knew. Was a bit unsettling at first but she spoke with authority, facts and data which instilled confidence.

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Stasi was a wealth of resources, giving ideas and things to try for symptoms. She asked good questions and had specific suggestions I could try right away. It’s very helpful to feel heard and supported.

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My menopause journey has been like a rollercoaster ride, ups, downs, twist and certainly turns on top of the stress from my work, which has really effected my health. Stasi has been my coach and cheerleader through it all...

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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..."

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It is a HUGE relief just to have a chat with someone who can tell me all the strangeness I am experiencing IS strange, but it is also perfectly NORMAL.

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