hot flashes

Many women will suffer from hot flashes whether her menopause was surgically induced, such as after a hysterectomy, or if menopause happens as a natural process. Research has found that women who have had a partial hysterectomy, when the ovaries were left intact, will experience menopause earlier than if they had not had a hysterectomy… Read more

Hot flashes, also known as hot flushes, are a symptom of the changing hormone levels that come with menopause. According to a new study from the University at Buffalo, women who have moderate to severe hot flashes and night sweats during menopause tend to have higher rates of hip fracture. Also, those women with these… Read more

There may be a hidden reason why some women enjoy babysitting their grandchildren. New research has found that women going through this form of rapid onset menopause may have less hot flashes and night sweats if they have young children at home. Surgical removal of the ovaries often brings on such rapid menopause and with… Read more

Men with PMS

Hot flashes, cramping, mood swings and headaches … these are just a few of the symptoms of PMS. However, did you know there is a contingent of men who get them every month? That’s right – men with PMS!

A number of research studies have been conducted that show men do suffer cramps comparable to that of those women who suffer through them during PMS. Of course, this news has many females snorting with derision at the thought.

These studies claim that the men tested exhibited a range of PMS-like symptoms at approximately the same time each month. Both men and women who quizzed on their symptoms and in almost every case, men actually scored more symptoms than women. The only symptom the men really did not get was the water retention.

Symptoms Males Get

More than 40 million women are estimated to experience hot flashes each year. Everybodys know that prescribing hormones can reduce these symptoms in menopausal and perimenopausal women. Yet how much is really known about how hot flashes work, or why certain things, like alcohol consumption, trigger them? One recent paper, published in the journal Fertility and Sterility, looked at the influence of alcohol consumption on hot flashes in midlife women.

The research was aimed at explaining an earlier finding, that moderate alcohol consumption of up to three drinks per month, actually reduced the severity of hot flashes by 25 percent. This effect disappeared in women who drank more than three drinks per month.