Hot flashes in post menopausal women

Hot flashes affect about three fourths of postmenopausal women and are one of the most common health problems in this demographic group. Dysfunction of central thermoregulatory centers caused by changes in estrogen levels at the time of menopause has long been postulated to be the cause of hot flashes.2

A study1 on the association between menopausal symptoms and genes involved in the metabolism of steroid hormones, found significant interactions between SULT1A1*3 gene variant and hot flashes.

- This report only relates to post menopausal women of European ancestry.

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