Hot flushes

Have you noticed episodes of intense, unpleasant feelings of heat rising through your body? Do you find yourself adjusting layers constantly?

These are the most common and recognisable symptoms of the menopause. 80% of women will experience them, they can last several minutes or longer.

Estrogen is important in the regulation of body temperature. Triggers can include caffeine, spicy food, alcohol and hot drinks. Correcting low estrogen levels with HRT is the most effective treatment.